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May 2, 2007
Don Valley Parkway closed this weekend for Spring maintenance
The City of Toronto 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 is required.

The Don Valley Parkway will be closed in both directions from Highway 401 to the Gardiner Expressway from Saturday, May 5, at 2 a.m. until Monday, May 7, at 5 a.m.

Specific activities that will be undertaken during the closure include:
• demolition work at the Dundas Street East Bridge
• TTC track beam replacement at the Bloor Viaduct
• catchbasin cleaning (to ensure proper drainage)
• pavement markings and sign maintenance
• guiderail and asphalt repair
• tree trimming, grass-cutting and garbage pick-up
• Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) camera maintenance
• RESCU sensor installation at various locations
• expressway lighting maintenance
• 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, City of Toronto. “Motorists are asked to be patient and make sure to take extra time to get to and from their destinations.”

Motorists can use Victoria Park Ave., Don Mills Rd., Bayview Ave. and Kingston Rd. as 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

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. In the past three years Toronto has won more than 50 awards for quality and innovation in delivering public services. Toronto’s government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

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



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