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November 16, 2012
Jarvis Street opens Saturday for extra lane of traffic
The centre reversible lane on Jarvis Street, from Queen Street to Isabella Street, will be activated on Saturday, November 17 at 9 a.m.

"Congestion costs Toronto's economy billions of dollars every year," said Mayor Rob Ford. "Jarvis is a key arterial route. Returning it to full capacity will help us fight gridlock."

"The reopening of this lane for traffic on Jarvis Street will improve traffic flow and ease congestion in this corridor," said Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong (Ward 34 Don Valley East), Chair of the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee.

Once activated, the centre lane of the roadway will operate in a northbound direction from approximately 3:45 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday to Friday and will operate in a southbound direction at all other times. Use of the reversible lane will not be permitted for approximately five minutes when the centre lane switches from the southbound to northbound direction (3:40 to 3:45 p.m.) and from the northbound to southbound direction (6:30 to 6:35 p.m.).

Lane directional signals (suspended over the reversible lane) will be used to indicate the direction of the lane. A signal indication showing a red "X" will indicate that the use of the reversible lane is prohibited, while an indication of a green arrow (downward) will indicate that use of the reversible lane is permitted.

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