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April 26, 2017
Wide range of maintenance tasks completed on Don Valley Parkway
Last weekend's closure of the Don Valley Parkway (DVP) enabled the City of Toronto to complete a significant amount of work in advance of the spring/summer season.

Work that was completed included:
• 13 lane-kilometres of grinding and paving
• 7,540 metres of crack sealing
• repair of wall at Lawrence bridge
• 1,180 metres of guiderail installed, including eight end treatments
• four crash systems repaired and replaced
• 340 tonnes of debris removed
• 1,900 square metres of graffiti removed
• 84 curb-kilometres of roadway flushed and swept
• 507 catch basins cleaned and flushed
• 180 potholes filled
• 190 trees pruned
• 42 tonnes of logs and wood chipped
• 54 bridges inspected and 11 chipped as result of inspection
• 38 bridge joints flushed
• 100 street lights were re-lamped and one high mast pole repaired
• 277 signs including overhead signs inspected, maintained and repaired
• 31 exit tab signs installed
• 21 traffic control cabinets inspected and repaired
• 25 culverts inspected and three culverts flushed
• 117,145 metres of line painting installed
• six VMS (variable message sign) site assessments completed
• one CCTV (Close Circuit Television) cameras inspected, and
• 17 RESCU vehicle loop detectors repaired.

The City's Transportation Services, Engineering and Construction Services, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, Solid Waste Management Services and Toronto Water, along with Toronto Hydro and Metrolinx, worked together to co-ordinate their work and operations over the weekend for the sake of efficiency and to minimize disruption.

City officials appreciate the public's understanding about the weekend closure of the DVP. The closure was required to allow for the work to keep the parkway in a safe, operable condition for the motorists who use it on a daily basis.

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.

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Steve Johnston
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