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Issue 2 | April 2012
Come join
me...
You’re invited
When
Where
to a vivaNext Open House
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 – Drop in between 1 and 8pm
Bethel Christian Reform Church
333 Davis Drive, Newmarket
Drop in to: >>Find out about rapidway construction on Davis Drive
>> See visuals and information about the project
Rapidway construction moves ahead on Davis Drive
How to sign up for
construction notices
1. Visit vivanext.com
2. Click on ‘Sign up for
updates’ box on right side
3. Provide your contact info
4. Select the ‘Davis Drive’ box
and any others of interest
5. Click on ‘Send’
construction
underway
2011 - 2014
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VivaNext is York Region’s next generation
of rapid transit for a growing region, and
rapidways – dedicated lanes for bus rapid
transit – are part of the plan. Rapidways are
being built in Markham, Richmond Hill,
Vaughan and Newmarket, with funding
from Metrolinx, an agency of the Province
of Ontario working to transform regional
transit expansion in the Greater Toronto
and Hamilton Area.
This spring we’re moving forward with
rapidway construction on Davis Drive, with
extensive work from Yonge Street to Huron
Heights Drive. Hydro poles and other utilities
are being relocated farther from the roadway,
gas lines are being installed, and a culvert
will be replaced near the hospital. Work
will continue on the Keith Bridge near
the Seniors’ Meeting Place, and some
retaining walls will be built on the north
side of the roadway. Later this year, the
historic Union Hotel on the northeast
corner of Davis Drive and Main Street will
be relocated farther back from the roadway.
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Once complete in 2014, Davis Drive
will have dedicated rapid transit lanes,
attractive streetscaping and pedestrianfriendly places that will contribute to
revitalizing and transforming this
important corridor.
You’ll see a lot of construction on Davis
Drive this year, so be sure to sign up for
updates at vivanext.com to find out about
important detours and the latest
construction information.
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Davis Drive will feature six new rapid transit stations – three in the centre
rapidway, two curbside and one at the Highway 404 carpool lot. Rapidway
vivastations will feature an attractive, 27-metre-long arched canopy of glass and
Davis Drive
steel including a 9-metre-long enclosed section with motion-activated heaters.
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Install new streetlights
New pedestrian light pole
Put in new curbs, drains
The same light poles used
on Main Street have been
chosen for the historic
area at Davis Drive,
to suit the character
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Shift traffic to new lanes
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New hydro pole
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landscape boulevard and
median along rapidway
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With a population of only 2,000,
Newmarket became an official
town in 1880. The Union Hotel at
425 Davis Drive was built soon after
and remains an important part of
Newmarket’s heritage. To allow Davis
Drive to be widened for rapidways,
the Union Hotel will be set back on
the same property, to preserve it as a
reflection of Newmarket’s rich history.
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Preserving a heritage building
New hydro poles are
combined with lighting and
will be installed farther back
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from the roadway, and
once these are in place the
old poles will be removed.
The new poles are designed
to stand without guy-wires,
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station locations
dedicated rapidway
transit in mixed traffic
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Preliminary construction timeline
Construction at the hospital
Work will be underway this
summer near the main/emergency
entrance from Davis Drive to
Southlake Regional Health
Centre. This means traffic will be
redirected to other entrances off
Roxborough Road and Prospect
Street. If you’re travelling to the
hospital, watch for detour signs as
you approach, directing you to an
alternative entrance.
construction work
2012
2013
2014
2015
Utilities – sewer, water and telecom
Hydro
Gas lines / duct bank
Retaining walls
Eastern Creek culvert replacement
Keith Bridge
Road widening
Rapidway construction
open
Rapidways in service!
* For detailed construction information, sign up for construction updates on vivanext.com.
Schedule subject to change.
vivanext.com
Meet your new
Community Liaison
Andrea Witty is still out and
about on Davis Drive and we’re
happy to welcome Michelle
Dudzik as our new Community
Liaison to help with the project.
Artist’s illustration of the future Keith Bridge
Michelle Dudzik
A ndre a W it t y
Michelle Dudzik
Community Liaison Specialist
Tel: 905.886.6767 Ext 1096
Email: [email protected]
Andrea Witty
Manager, Community Liaison
Tel: 905.886.6767 Ext 1022
Email: [email protected]
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Opening Soon
Project information office
130 Davis Drive
Watch for updates!
Keith Bridge: construction continues in 2012
The Keith Bridge is being widened to
accommodate the new dedicated rapid
transit lanes. The architecture of the new
bridge will include historic features, making
it an attractive landmark on this important
corridor. Construction on the south side
of the bridge started in 2011, and work on
the north side of the bridge is scheduled to
begin again later this year.
The Old Davis Tannery
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Trail Detour
Keith Bridge
Trail Detour
The newly-built south side of the bridge
will be fenced until crews join the roadway
to it later this year.
Tom Taylor Trail will continue to be detoured
until Keith Bridge construction is completed.
Davis Drive
New widened Bridge
Construction
Area
Seniors’ Meeting Place
Davis Drive rapidway fun facts
110 truckloads (840m3) of concrete were poured to support the new section of the Keith Bridge
106 tonnes of rebar steel reinforce the new section of the Keith Bridge
60 panels of tempered glass will be installed in each new rapidway station
2,000 linear metres of retaining walls will be along the Davis Drive rapidway
250 new streetlights will help make Davis Drive an attractive and pedestrian-friendly place to be
way to go. way to grow.
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