Partial closures for Don Valley Parkway, Gardiner Expressway this weekend |
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Works and Emergency Services - Maintenance and construction work on the
Don Valley Parkway and Gardiner Expressway will result in lane closures for
both roads from Friday, July 18 to Monday, July 21.
The City is taking several steps to minimize the impact of these closures by
re-opening sections of the roads when work is complete. This weekend's
closures will reduce the need for future weekday lane closures and will
eliminate the need for a full closure of either road in the fall.
Here is the list of closures to take place.
Southbound Don Valley Parkway
Northbound Don Valley
- All southbound lanes of the DVP
will be closed from Highway 401 to the Gardiner Expressway starting at 11:00
p.m. on Friday July 18
- The southbound lanes of the DVP from Don Mills Road
to the Gardiner Expressway will re-open no later than 8:00 p.m. on Saturday
- All remaining sections of the southbound Don Valley Parkway will
re-open no later than 5:00 a.m. on Monday July 21
Westbound Gardiner Expressway
- All northbound lanes of the DVP will be closed from the
Gardiner Expressway to Highway 401 starting at 2:00 a.m. on Saturday July
- The northbound lanes of the DVP from Lawrence Avenue to Highway 401 will
re-open no later than 8:00 p.m. on Saturday July 19
- All remaining sections
of the northbound Don Valley Parkway will re-open no later than 5:00 a.m. on
Monday July 21
The weekend work will result in several road improvements,
- All westbound
lanes of the Gardiner Expressway from Carlaw Avenue to Jarvis Street will be
closed starting at 11:00 p.m. on Friday July 18 until 8:00 p.m. on Saturday
- re-opening of the southbound DVP off-Ramp to Wynford
- new asphalt surface - northbound DVP between Don Mills Road and
- new asphalt surface - westbound Gardiner from Sherbourne
Street to Yonge Street
- installation of structural components for three new
changeable message signs - southbound Don Valley Parkway south of York Mills,
southbound Don Valley Parkway north of Bayview/Bloor and northbound Don Valley
Parkway north of Bayview/Bloor
- several construction work zones will be
removed including north of the Gardiner Expressway, south of York Mills and
north of Bayview/Bloor
- the "bump" caused by heaving asphalt on the
southbound Don Valley Parkway south of Eglinton will be removed.
"It is important that the city perform this work to ensure safe and
comfortable travel conditions on the Don Valley Parkway and Gardiner
Expressway," said David Kaufman, General Manager, Transportation Services,
Works and Emergency Services. "Timely rehabilitation work also results in
the long-term protection of the city's transportation assets."
Alternative traffic routes are available and the public is encouraged to
consider using public transit (TTC and GO) as a convenient, alternative
For up-to-date information on Toronto's road restrictions, call 416-599-9090
#125, 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week or visit the city's website at www.toronto.ca/transportation.
A link to a map showing the closures is available under the "What's New"
Steve Johnston, Sr. Communications Coordinator,
Works and Emergency Services,
Media tours of the Don Valley Parkway and Gardiner Expressway construction
zones will be available on Saturday July 19 between 10:00 a.m. and 12 noon. To
arrange for a tour and access to the site, please contact Steve Kemp, Senior
Traffic Engineer at 416-677-5742.