Major construction for Davis Drive rapidway project
to reduce traffic lanes, starting April 1



Metrolinx and York Region contractors continue the project to build a rapidway — bus-only lanes in the centre of the roadway — along Davis Drive in Newmarket.

As the contractors prepare for a year of major construction for the project, crews have been installing temporary traffic signals along Davis Drive between Yonge Street and Lorne Avenue. They’ll soon be setting up multiple lane shifts and closures to relocate or replace hydro, gas, phone and cable lines and storm-drains, water-mains and sewers.

Starting Monday, April 1 and continuing until the end of the project, motorists will have fewer driving lanes along the street. Work on the project will close a lane in both directions and the open lanes will shift from segment to segment in an ‘S’ pattern from just west of Yonge Street to Main Street.

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Turning lanes at intersections with signals will remain open and, if possible, an emergency services or left-turn lane will also be available. Open traffic lanes will continuously shift throughout work. However, crews will maintain one sidewalk on either the north or south side of Davis at all times.

When construction affects bus stops and sidewalks, directional signs will guide passengers and pedestrians to the nearest open bus stop or sidewalk.

All businesses and access to driveways will remain open during this work.

GO Transit passengers riding express buses operating along the 65 Newmarket / Toronto route and York Region Transit buses operating along the 44 Woodspring - Bristol, 50 Queensway, 55 / 55B Davis Drive and 58A Leslie via Mount Albert and 520 / 521 Newmarket community bus routes should expect delays.