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November 1, 2013
Partial closure of Gardiner Expressway for sign removal on Sunday
  
The City of Toronto's Transportation Services division will be removing an overhead sign from the Gardiner Expressway on Sunday morning. To ensure safety for the public and those working at the site, the eastbound lanes of the Gardiner Expressway will be closed at Park Lawn Road on Sunday, November 3 from 12:01 a.m. to 4 a.m.

Eastbound traffic using the express lanes will be diverted to the collector lanes at Kipling Avenue until Park Lawn Road, at which point traffic will be diverted off the Gardiner Expressway. Traffic can rejoin the eastbound Gardiner Expressway via Lake Shore Boulevard or South Kingsway via the Queensway.

The sign that is being removed spans the eastbound lanes of the roadway just west of Grand Avenue. The sign structure was rated in good condition during an inspection two years ago, but an inspection during the closure of the Gardiner Expressway in September determined that the structure is now in poor condition and needs to be removed.

In addition to inspection of the expressway in September, more than 200 City staff and contracted workers performed other important maintenance work. Highlights:
• 291 square metres of roadway were repaired
• 79 tonnes of asphalt were used
• 264 metres of guiderail were installed
• 30 potholes were filled and sealed
• 60 breakouts were filled and sealed
• three bridges were chipped
• one tonne of concrete was removed as a result of chipping efforts
• four attraction signs were installed
• four overhead signs were replaced
• more than 300 kilometres of expressway lanes were flushed and swept
• 621 catch basins were cleaned and flushed
• 125 bridge joints were flushed
• 88 expansion joints were cleaned and flushed
• 40 kilometres of roadway were manually cleared
• two tonnes of weeds and clippings were removed
• 65 square metres of graffiti were cleaned

A more complete list of events and road work is available at
http://www.toronto.ca/torontostreets/.

In addition, the City's T.O. INview, a map that shows planned capital construction work across the city, can be accessed at http://www.toronto.ca/inview.

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.




Media Contact
Steve Johnston
Senior Communications Coordinator
416-392-4391
sjohnsto@toronto.ca

 

 

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