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April 22, 2004
Road closures - Don Valley Parkway and Gardiner Expressway
  
The City of Toronto will be performing maintenance activities on the Don Valley
Parkway and the F.G. Gardiner Expressway on the weekend of April 24, 2004. In
order to undertake this work safely, a full weekend closure of the Don Valley
Parkway and partial closure of the F.G. Gardiner Expressway will be required.

The Don Valley Parkway will be closed in both directions from Highway 401 to
the Gardiner Expressway from 11 p.m. on Friday, April 23 to 5 a.m. on Monday,
April 26.

There will be a construction work zone in place on Monday morning with narrowed
lanes and reduced speed limits between York Mills Road and Highway 401. The
southbound Don Valley Parkway off-ramp to York Mills Road will be closed until
November 2004.

Specific maintenance activities that will be undertaken during this closure
include:
· Construction zone set-up for the York Mills Road Bridge Rehabilitation
project;
· Expressway lighting work from south of Eglinton Avenue to the Don Roadway;
· Spring catch basin cleaning (required to ensure proper drainage);
· Guide rail and asphalt repair;
· Grass cutting and garbage pick-up; and
· Sweeping operations.

In addition, the westbound Gardiner Expressway, from Carlaw Avenue to Jarvis
Street, will be closed on Sunday, April 25 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Specific maintenance activities that will be undertaken during this closure
include:
· Spring catch basin cleaning (required to ensure proper drainage);
· Asphalt repair;
· Sweeping operations.

For further information about these closures check with Transportation
Services' Road Info line at 416-599-9090 or visit the City's Web site at
http://www.toronto.ca/involved.

Media contact:
Steve Johnston, Sr. Communications Coordinator, Works and Emergency Services,
416-392-4391

Note: Any media interested in a tour of the construction zone can call Steve
Kemp, Senior Engineer, Transportation Services,
416-677-5742.



 

 

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