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September 17, 2013
Gardiner Expressway closed this weekend for fall maintenance
The Gardiner Expressway will be closed in both directions from Carlaw Avenue to the Humber River from Friday, September 20 at 10 p.m. to Monday, September 23 at 5 a.m. as the Transportation Services division performs maintenance activities. Full closure of the expressway is required to ensure the safety of the public and the workers.

"This maintenance work is necessary in order to keep the Gardiner Expressway in a state of good repair for the travelling public," said Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong (Ward 34 Don Valley East), Chair of the City's Public Works and Infrastructure Committee. "We thank the public for their patience as we perform this important work on and around the roadway."

Specific activities that will be undertaken during this closure include
- catchbasin cleaning (required to ensure proper drainage) at approximately 400 locations
- pavement markings for about 13 kilometres
- replacement of a section of the expressway's deck in the eastbound lane near Cherry Street
- pothole repairs at various locations
- sign maintenance for six static signs
- closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera maintenance
- inspection of 20 overhead signs
- guiderail repair for approximately 300 metres
- sweeping operations and litter removal throughout the zone
- chipping of loose concrete at the Don Roadway, Jarvis Street, Parkside Drive, South Kingsway and Park Lawn bridges.

Motorists can use Lake Shore Boulevard, the Queensway, Richmond Street, Adelaide Street, King Street and Queen Street as alternative routes during the closure.

Motorists should allow extra time to get to and from their destination during this closure. Whenever possible, the public is encouraged to consider using public transit as a convenient alternative.

A complete list of road work and event-related street closures is available at In addition, the T.O. INview map of planned capital construction work can be accessed at

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. Toronto's government is dedicated to delivering customer service excellence, creating a transparent and accountable government, reducing the size and cost of government and building a transportation city. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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