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May 20, 2016
Lane closures on Gardiner Expressway to prepare for installation of pedestrian bridge at Dowling Avenue
The Gardiner Expressway will be reduced by one lane in each direction in the area of the recently demolished Dowling Avenue Bridge from Friday, May 20 at 9 p.m. to Tuesday, May 24 at 5 a.m. for preparation work to install the temporary pedestrian bridge.

In addition, the expressway will be reduced by two lanes in each direction during overnight hours on the following days:

• Saturday, May 21 from 1 to 7 a.m.
• Sunday, May 22 from 2 to 8 a.m.
• Monday, May 23 from 1 to 8 a.m.
• Tuesday, May 24 from 2 to 5 a.m.

The temporary bridge for pedestrians and cyclists will be installed during the weekend of June 4 and 5 (when the expressway will be closed for the Ride for Heart event) and will be open ‎in July.

Motorists can use Lake Shore Boulevard as an alternative route in this area.

The City has a web-based map to help residents and visitors make their travel plans, available at Information about the City's planned capital construction work, which also affects roads, is available at

This work is part of the City's comprehensive and coordinated 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. 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 @TorontoComms.

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Randall Meier
Strategic Communications



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