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November 2, 2005
No more major expressway closures for 2005 -- City thanks motorists for recent patience
After two weekends of road closures on the Don Valley Parkway, the City's
Transportation Services Division has announced that there is just one more
minor expressway closure planned for 2005.

"Residents and visitors alike will be pleased to know that work on the Don
Valley Parkway and the Gardiner Expressway is virtually complete and the roads
are in good condition as we get ready for the winter season," said Gary Welsh,
General Manager of Transportation Services Division. "We apologize for any
inconvenience as a result of the recent closures. We would like to thank all
motorists for their patience as we performed the recent road work."

The last planned overnight closure for 2005 will see the southbound lanes of
the Don Valley Parkway, from Bayview/Bloor to the Gardiner Expressway, closed
on Sunday, November 27 between 2 a.m. and 9 a.m. to accommodate TTC track work.
In addition, one northbound lane will be closed under the Bloor Viaduct at the
same time.

Welsh noted that residents do not have to worry about expressway closures as
they make their way to events such as the Royal Winter Fair (November 4-13) and
other activities in the downtown core.

"Even though the expressways are now fully open, we still suggest that the
public consider using public transit wherever possible as a convenient
alternative to driving," added Welsh.

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

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



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