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October 17, 2006
Don Valley Parkway closed this weekend for Fall maintenance
The City of Toronto’s Transportation Services division will be performing a number of maintenance activities on the Don Valley Parkway this weekend. In order to undertake this work safely, a full closure of the Don Valley Parkway will be required.

The Don Valley Parkway will be closed in both directions from Highway 401 to the Gardiner Expressway from Friday, October 20 at 11 p.m. to Monday, October 23 at 5 a.m.

Specific activities that will be undertaken during this closure include:
• bridge inspections at various locations
• Queen Street and Wynford Drive bridge painting
• dismantling and clean-up of the Leaside Bridge work zone
• TTC track beam replacement at the Bloor Viaduct
• Fall catchbasin cleaning (required to ensure proper drainage)
• pavement markings and sign maintenance
• guiderail and asphalt repair
• grass-cutting and garbage pick-up
• Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) camera maintenance
• RESCU sensor installation at various locations
• expressway sweeping operations.

“The work that we are doing this weekend on the Don Valley Parkway is important maintenance work to keep the roadway in a state of good repair,” said Gary Welsh, General Manager, Transportation Services. “The amount and detailed nature of this maintenance work meant that a series of overnight closures was not a good option. Therefore, after careful consideration, the only feasible option was a weekend closure.

“If you are travelling this weekend, plan your route and make sure you give yourself extra time to get to and from your destination,” added Welsh.

Motorists can use Victoria Park Avenue, Leslie Street and Don Mills Road alternate routes during the closure. Whenever possible, the public is encouraged to consider using public transit as a convenient alternative.

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

Media contact:
Steve Johnston, Sr. Communications Co-ordinator, 416-392-4391



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