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April 22, 2009
Don Valley Parkway closed April 25 and 26 for spring maintenance
The City of Toronto’s Transportation Services Division will be performing maintenance activities on the Don Valley Parkway on April 25 and 26. In order to undertake this work safely, a full closure of the Don Valley Parkway is required.

The Don Valley Parkway will be closed in both directions from Highway 401 to the Gardiner Expressway from Saturday, April 25 at 2 a.m. to Monday, April 27 at 5 a.m.

Specific activities that will be undertaken during this closure include the following:

• Spring catchbasin cleaning (required to ensure proper drainage)
• Pavement markings and sign maintenance
• Guiderail and asphalt repair
• Road surface repair
• Pavement evaluation surveys to determine existing pavement conditions
• Closed circuit television (CCTV) camera maintenance
• Hydro transmission structure maintenance
• Installation of RESCU vehicle detectors, and
• Expressway sweeping operations and litter removal.

“This is important work that needs to be done to maintain safe travel conditions on the Gardiner Expressway,” said Gary Welsh, General Manager of Transportation Services. “Motorists should be advised to be patient and make sure to take extra time to get to and from their destinations.”

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

For further information about other road closures, check with Transportation Services’ Road Info line at 416-599-9090 or visit the City’s website at

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. Toronto has won numerous awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. 2009 marks the 175th anniversary of Toronto's incorporation as a city. Toronto's government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

Media contact:
Steve Johnston, Sr. Communications Co-ordinator, 416-392-4391,



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