More Davis Drive rapidway construction
December 5 to 13



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.

This weekend and next week, they’re starting four more parts of the project.


As crews continue to relocate underground storm sewer pipes and drains across Vincent Street, they’ll continue to close the road through Friday, December 6 and into next week from Monday, December 9 until Tuesday, December 10. Vincent Street will reopen over the weekend, Saturday, December 7 and Sunday, December 8. A gravel surface will be in place for motorists to use over the weekend.


Crews continue to install gas mains at Main Street and Davis Drive this weekend. This Saturday, December 7, from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m., they’ll be digging and drilling to install new pipes.

One at a time, they’ll close all the lanes on Main Street intermittently. Businesses are open and entrances to the businesses on or near Main Street are accessible.

York Region Transit has relocated the bus stop on the southeast corner of Main and Davis has south to Simcoe Street and Main Street South.

The northeast sidewalk on Main Street is closed until December 16th. Please follow directional signs to the nearest open sidewalk.

Traffic control personnel will be onsite as required to manage traffic flow.


Crews are working on the retaining wall on the north side of Davis between the Tim Horton’s at Longford Drive and Stinger Tattoo near 8 Hill Street Saturday, December 7 from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. Expect noise. The work will not block access to nearby businesses and all businesses are open.


As crews install a ductbank — a structure that gathers together and encases telecommunications wires underground — across Niagara Street, they’ll temporarily block the road just south of Davis Drive for a few days. This is one of a few necessary road closures on Niagara to complete infrastructure and road work, however, you should also expect more road closures next year when contractors install storm sewers and water-mains, remove curbs and sidewalks, widen the road around Niagara Street and Davis Drive, install new curbs and sidewalks and pave the work area on Niagara.

Starting Monday, December 9, contractors are closing a small segment of Niagara, just south of Davis. They’ll block vehicle thru-traffic from Niagara to Davis. Detour signs will be in place to guide motorists around the closure. Expect noise. Although work hours are from about 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. each day, the road remains closed overnight.

The entrances off Davis and Niagara to the 350 Davis Drive plaza remain open. The south sidewalk on Davis between Roxborough Road and Parkside Drive also remains open. The work will not affect bus stops.

The work reduces Davis Drive to just two lanes — one westbound and one eastbound lane between Yonge Street and Roxborough Road throughout the winter. Where possible, a middle lane for left turns and emergency vehicles will be available.

This part of the work continues until December 13.

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GO Transit passengers riding express buses operating along the 65 Newmarket / Toronto route and YRT passengers riding buses operating along the 44 Bristol, 50 Queensway, 54 Bayview, 55 / 55B Davis Drive, 58 Mount Albert and 520 / 521 Newmarket community bus routes should expect delays.