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May 2, 2017
Allen Road closed Saturday for spring maintenance
The City of Toronto's Transportation Services division will be performing maintenance activities on Allen Road from May 5 to 7. A full closure of Allen Road is required for the safety of the public and workers starting late Friday night.

Allen Road will be closed in both directions between Sheppard Avenue and Eglinton Avenue from 11 p.m. on Friday, May 5 to 5 a.m. on Sunday, May 7.

Specific activities that will be undertaken during this closure:
• comprehensive inspection of bridges
• bridge maintenance work
• general roadway repairs including pothole repairs
• sign maintenance
• streetlight inspection and repairs
• cleaning and repair of catchbasins
• re-painting of pavement markings
• inspection of overhead signs
• guiderail repairs
• road flushing and expressway sweeping
• grass cutting and trimming of trees on top of retaining walls, and
• litter cleanup and graffiti removal.

Dufferin Street and Bathurst Street are alternative routes for motorists to use during the closure. Whenever possible, people are encouraged to consider using public transit as a convenient alternative to driving.

The City will implement timing changes to traffic signals to enhance traffic flow on nearby routes, co-ordinate other construction work to prevent major work taking place along parallel routes and provide real-time traffic information on the City's overhead signs to mitigate traffic congestion resulting from the closure.

Motorists who would normally use Allen Road should, however, allow extra time to get to and from their destinations during the closure.

The City has a web-based map to help residents and visitors make their travel plans, at In addition, the City's T.O. INview map shows planned capital construction work taking place across the city, at

This work is part of the City's comprehensive, co-ordinated strategy to rehabilitate and upgrade Toronto's roads, transit and underground infrastructure for current and future needs.

Toronto is Canada's largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. It is a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture and is consistently ranked one of the world's most livable cities. In 2017, Toronto will honour Canada's 150th birthday with "TO Canada with Love," a year-long program of celebrations, commemorations and exhibitions. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can visit, call 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or follow us on Twitter at and on Instagram at

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