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May 18, 2011
Gardiner Expressway closed this weekend for annual spring maintenance
The City of Toronto's Transportation Services division will be performing maintenance activities on the Gardiner Expressway from Saturday, May 21 to Monday, May 23. Full closure of the expressway will be required in order to perform the work safely.

The Gardiner Expressway will be closed in both directions between Carlaw Avenue and the Humber River from 2 a.m. on Saturday, May 21 to 8 a.m. on Monday, May 23 (Victoria Day).

Specific activities that will be undertaken during this closure include:
• continuation of work on the Jameson bridge
• deck repairs
• repairs to bases of light poles
• spring catchbasin cleaning (for water drainage)
• maintenance of pavement markings and signs
• maintenance of closed-circuit television cameras
• inspection and repair of overhead signs
• RESCU vehicle detector repairs
• guiderail repairs, and
• expressway sweeping and litter removal.

Motorists can use Lake Shore Boulevard and the Queensway as alternative routes during the closure. Whenever possible, people are encouraged to use public transit as a convenient alternative to driving.

Information about other road construction projects and closures is available at

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 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
Bruce Hawkins
Communications Coordinator



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