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April 21, 2006
Gardiner closure postponed until next weekend, inclement weather cited
Good news for motorists this weekend. The Gardiner Expressway will remain open.

The closure that was scheduled from Saturday, April 22 at 2 a.m. until Monday, April 24 at 5 a.m. for annual maintenance and road work has been postponed as a result of the poor weather forecast for the weekend. Transportation Services is expecting to perform the work next weekend.

“While we can work in the rain, the quality and longevity of any asphalt paving work would be compromised,” said Steve Kemp, Senior Traffic Engineer, Transportation Services. “We do not want to get into a situation where we have to re-pave the same section of road next year because the work was done during poor weather conditions.

“We also have problems with pavement marking work during periods of heavy rain. There is a significant risk that we would not be able to get pavement markings down on any new asphalt that was put in place over the weekend. We were concerned that without pavement markings we would not be able to safely re-open the road on Monday morning and that was not acceptable to us. As a result we felt it was best to postpone the closure until next weekend,” added Kemp.

For further information about other closures, check with Transportation Services’ Road Info line at 416-599-9090 or visit the City’s website at

Media contact:

Steve Kemp
Transportation Services



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