Wednesday, October 29, 2014

City of Toronto completes significant maintenance work on the Don Valley Parkway

City of Toronto Media Relations has issued the following:

News Release:  October 29, 2014

City of Toronto completes significant maintenance work on the Don Valley Parkway

Last weekend's full closure of the Don Valley Parkway enabled the City of Toronto to complete a significant amount of work prior to the approaching winter season.

The work that was completed included:
 • 118 tonnes of asphalt used to repair the roadway 
• 358 metres of guiderail installed 
• 224 tonnes of debris removed 
• 230 square metres of graffiti removed 
• More than 100 curb-kilometres of roadway flushed and swept 
• 358 catch basins cleaned and flushed 
• 33 tonnes of logs and wood chipped from overhead branches removed 
• 15 hectares of grass cut 
• 1,100 tonnes of dirt, sand and silt removed from shoulder of road/guiderail 
• 12 bridges inspected 
• Three crash systems repaired 
• One bridge joint repaired 
• Four culverts repaired 
• Six slope/washouts repaired 
• 16 bridge joints flushed 
• Concrete chipped from two bridges 
• 122 kilometres of pavement markings installed 
• 30 overhead sign structures inspected, maintained and repaired 
• One damaged overhead sign structure removed 
• 150 ground-mounted signs inspected, maintained and repaired 
• 60 ground-mounted signs installed or replaced

The City of Toronto would like to thank the public for its patience as Transportation Services continues to perform the necessary work to keep the Don Valley Parkway in a safe, operable condition for the thousands of motorists who use the roadway on a daily basis.

This work is part of the City's comprehensive, co-ordinated strategy to rehabilitate and upgrade Toronto's roads, transit and underground infrastructure for current and future needs.

This news release is also available on the City's website:

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Media contact: Steve Johnston, Strategic Communications, 416-392-4391,

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