Davis Drive rapidway construction:
Intersection changes, starting December 9

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.

Tomorrow, Tuesday, December 9, crews are shifting the traffic pattern at intersections of Davis Drive with George Street and Barbara Road, as they prepare to work in the centre of Davis Drive for future rapidway construction. This permanently changes how pedestrians and motorists use these intersections and access mid-block businesses between Yonge and Barbara [Newmarket Plaza] and between Yonge and Wilstead Drive.

During these traffic shifts, crews will close lanes around the George and Barbara intersections. Expect traffic delays.

Motorists can make U-turns, if “U-turn permitted” signs appear.

The video explains the process for making U-turns.

During Davis Drive rapidway construction, expect delays for:

  • GO Transit express buses operating along the 65 Newmarket / Toronto route; and
  • York Region Transit passengers riding local buses operating along the 44 Bristol, 50 Queensway, 54 Bayview, 55 / 55B Davis Drive, 58 Mount Albert, 223 Newmarket GO shuttle and 520 / 521 Newmarket community routes.

Source: vivaNext.