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At least one Newmarket traffic headache is finally over

New double left-turn lane signals active at Bathurst and Davis, intersection renewal nearly complete
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Construction workers install new curbs, landscaping June 7 on Davis Drive West, just east of Bathurst Street. Kim Champion/NewmarketToday

If you’ve been avoiding the Bathurst Street and Davis Drive intersection this year due to ongoing construction activity, it’s safe to go back into the water.

The Regional Municipality of York reported on social media July 10 that the new double left-turn lane signals are active.

“Some lanes may continue to be closed intermittently as final touches to landscaping and traffic line painting is being completed,” a statement posted on Twitter said.

Once completed sometime in July, the intersection improvements at Bathurst and Davis will increase traffic flow by installing:

  • Two left-turn lanes from Davis Drive eastbound to Bathurst Street northbound
  • Two left-turn lanes from Bathurst Street northbound to Davis Drive westbound
  • More travel options for residents with on-street bike lanes, sidewalks, a new transit stop and enhanced street lighting to support cycling and walking
  • Updating traffic signals and improving intersection accessibility

As of the week of June 23, surface asphalt paving is completed, and permanent traffic line painting and signs, decorative landscaping features and restoration and site clean-up are nearing completion, according to construction update on the area at York Region’s website.

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York Region officials remind residents that safety is a priority at all regional construction sites, so reduce speed when travelling through construction zones.

To help manage your daily commute during construction, the region recommends using the community-based traffic and navigation app, Waze, which is updated with real-time York Region traffic and road information.

Kim Champion

About the Author: Kim Champion

Kim Champion is a veteran journalist and editor who covers Newmarket and issues that impact York Region.
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