Friday, April 23, 2010

Don Valley Parkway closed this weekend for annual spring maintenance

City of Toronto News Release

The City of Toronto's Transportation Services Division will be performing
maintenance activities on the Don Valley Parkway on April 24 and 25. In
order to undertake this work safely, a full closure of the Don Valley
Parkway will be required.

The Don Valley Parkway will be closed in both directions from Highway 401
to the Gardiner Expressway from Saturday, April 24 at 2 a.m. to Monday,
April 26 at 5 a.m.

Specific activities that will be undertaken during this closure include:
. spring catchbasin cleaning (required to ensure proper drainage)
. pavement markings and sign maintenance
. guiderail and asphalt repair
. railway bridge inspection
. ramp realignment for bridge rehabilitation
. closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera maintenance
. installation of a new changeable message sign, and
. expressway sweeping operations and litter removal.

"This is important work that needs to be done to maintain safe travel
conditions on the Don Valley Parkway," said Gary Welsh, General Manager,
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

For further information about other road closures, visit the City's
website at

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~~Editor's Note~~
I recommend that if you normally use this route and you need to come into town, know alternate routes before you venture out. Don't use roads adjacent to the closure...choose instead to go a few majors east or west of the DVP. These will be lighter than the roads immediately in the area.

Best option...PUBLIC TRANSIT. The LRT, Subways, Streetcars aren't in teh closure so they are great options as is GO Transit.

Leave lots of extra time! There WILL BE delays. Don't try to make up time on the roads, create the time before you go.

Other events that are going to cause traffic delays are:
Toronto FC game - Sunday April 25, 2:00 pm
Khalsa Parade - Sunday April 25, 12:30 Lakeshore/York/University/Queens Park
Green Living Show - April 23 - 25, Direct Energy, CNE Grounds

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