Gardiner Expressway to close down for spring upkeep, highway closures for ActiveTO this weekend

Motorists planning to make use of the Gardiner Expressway to get across the metropolis this weekend might want to discover one other route as will probably be closed for annual spring upkeep.

The freeway will probably be closed in each instructions from the Don Valley Parkway to Freeway 427, beginning at 11 p.m. Friday till 5 a.m. Monday.

“The complete closure of the expressway for one weekend annually is a vital and protected approach for Metropolis highway crews and contractors, engineers and different stakeholders to make enhancements and preserve the throughway in one of the best state of excellent restore,” the town mentioned in a information launch.

A few of the upkeep work deliberate embrace 15 lane kilometres of milling and paving, eight,000 metres of crack repairs, 9,000 metres of line marking, 60 metres of information rail restore and/or substitute, and pothole repairs.

Town can also be advising travellers to plan forward and anticipate delays as a variety of roads will probably be closed to autos for the third weekend in a row as a part of the town’s ActiveTO program, which supplies more room for pedestrians and cyclists to apply bodily distancing throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Beginning at 6 a.m. Saturday till 11 p.m. Sunday, the next roads will probably be closed:

  • Lake Shore Boulevard East (eastbound lanes solely) from Coxwell Avenue to only south of Woodbine Avenue (Kew Seashore Avenue)
  • Bayview Avenue from Mill Avenue to Rosedale Valley Street, and River Avenue from Gerrard Avenue East to Bayview Avenue

“This weekend presents a novel state of affairs the place we stability vital expressway upkeep and accelerated development initiatives whereas following by way of on a dedication to offer house for folks to get outdoors and be energetic whereas respecting bodily distancing,” Mayor John Tory mentioned in a information launch.

“Metropolis workers will probably be working to actively handle our roads as a lot as attainable, and I encourage those that are making important journeys this weekend to additionally plan forward.”

In the meantime, the intersection of Richmond Avenue East and Church Avenue will stay closed to all automobile site visitors for development.