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October 20, 2011
Gardiner Expressway closed this weekend for road work
Sections of the Gardiner Expressway will be closed from Saturday, October 22 at 2 a.m. to Monday, October 24 at 5 a.m. for required road work.

The westbound Gardiner Expressway will be closed from Carlaw Avenue to Jameson Avenue. The on-ramp to the Gardiner Expressway from Lake Shore Boulevard to Carlaw Avenue will also be closed. Southbound traffic on the Don Valley Parkway (DVP) must exit at Bayview/Bloor, Richmond Street or the Don Roadway. Motorists may enter the westbound Gardiner Expressway at Jameson Avenue.

The eastbound Gardiner Expressway will be closed from York/Bay/Yonge exit to the DVP. Eastbound traffic must exit at either the Jameson, Spadina or York/Bay/Yonge exits.

The main reason for the closure is to perform required deck repair on the expressway. In addition to that work, other activities will take place, including:
• installation of long-term lane restriction on the eastbound Gardiner Expressway, from Jarvis Street to the DVP, to facilitate the replacement of light pole bases
• core material sampling and camera inspection of the main deck on both directions for an evaluation of deck condition
• catch basin cleaning required to ensure proper drainage
• closed circuit television (CCTV) camera maintenance
• roadway cut repairs
• RESCU (traffic management system) detector repairs

Motorists can use Lake Shore Boulevard, Bloor Street, Richmond Street and Adelaide Street as alternative routes during the closure. The public is encouraged to consider using public transit as a convenient alternative whenever possible.

Following the weekend closure, the eastbound curb lane of the Gardiner Expressway from Jarvis Street to the Don River will remain closed for long-term repair work.

More information about other road closures is available at

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