Closure of Gardiner Expressway (Between the Two Balloons on the Map Above) May 21 - 23 (Victoria Day)

Closure of Gardiner Expressway (Between the Two Balloons on the Map Above) May 21 - 23 (Victoria Day)

Please avoid the Gardiner Expressway for this long weekend which includes Victoria Day (until 8 am), May 23, 2011.

The reason for the closure of the Gardiner Expressway is the annual spring maintenance to be done by the City of Toronto’s Transportation Services division.

The details of the Gardiner Expressway closure are as follows:

  • 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).
  • Full closure of the expressway will be required in order to perform myriad maintenance activities safely on the Gardiner Expressway, which 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.

The City of Toronto suggests that if you are driving, you can take Lake Shore Boulevard and the Queensway as alternative routes during the closure.

Also, the City reminds you that there is public transit as a convenient alternative to driving whenever possible.

Please click here for info about other road construction projects and closures.

Closure of Gardiner Expressway May 21 - 23 (Until 8 AM on Victoria Day), 2011

Closure of Gardiner Expressway May 21 - 23 (Until 8 AM on Victoria Day), 2011

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

News Release

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 www.toronto.ca/torontostreets.

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.

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