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April 10, 2013
Don Valley Parkway closed this weekend for annual spring maintenance
The City of Toronto's Transportation Services division will perform annual maintenance and inspection activities on the Don Valley Parkway from Saturday, April 13 to Monday, April 15. Full closure of the parkway is required during that period in order to perform the work safely.

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

Specific activities that will be undertaken during this closure include:
• grinding, paving and line marking for the following sections of the DVP: southbound from St. Dennis Drive to Spanbridge Road and northbound from St. Dennis Drive to Wynford Drive
• pavement evaluation
• catch basin cleaning (required to ensure proper drainage) at about 500 locations
• pavement markings for a total of approximately 30 kilometres of lanes
• sign maintenance for 15 static signs
• maintenance of closed-circuit television (CCTV) for 17 traffic cameras
• inspection and repair of 10 overhead signs
• repair of 10 RESCU vehicle detectors
• guide rail repair at 10 locations
• sweeping operations and litter removal within the entire closing zone of 15 kilometres.

Motorists can use Don Mills Road, Bayview Avenue, Victoria Park Avenue and Leslie Street as alternative routes during the closure. Whenever possible, the public is encouraged to consider using public transit as a convenient alternative.

For more information on road closures, a complete list of events and road work is available at In addition, the City's T.O. INview, a map that shows information about planned capital construction work taking place across the city, 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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Steve Johnston
Senior Communications Coordinator



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