News Release: March 10, 2016
Overnight lane closures for work on Gardiner Expressway
A series of overnight lane closures on Toronto's Gardiner Expressway next week will allow workers to set up the final work zone for the elevated expressway's deck replacement between Dufferin Street and Spadina Avenue.
Details on the nightly scheduled lane restrictions between Dufferin Street and Spadina Avenue are as follows:
• Westbound expressway traffic will be reduced to one lane each night between 12:01 and 5:30 a.m. from March 14 to 22. On Saturday, March 19 and Sunday, March 20, the lane restriction will stay in place until 8 a.m.
• The ramp from Spadina Avenue onto the westbound Gardiner Expressway will be closed from midnight to 5:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 20; Monday, March 21; and Tuesday, March 22.
• Eastbound expressway traffic will be reduced to one lane overnight from an hour before midnight to 5:30 a.m. from March 14 to 22. On Saturday, March 19 and Sunday, March 20, the lane reduction will stay in place until 8 a.m.
These scheduled lane-restriction dates could be affected by the weather and are subject to change.
To assist motorists during this closure, the City will provide real-time traffic information on the City's overhead signs.
The City's web-based map to help residents make their travel plans can be accessed athttp://www.toronto.ca/roadrestrictions. Information about the City's planned capital construction work is available at http://www.toronto.ca/inview.
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: http://bit.ly/222A9db
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Media contact: Steve Johnston, Strategic Communications, 416-392-4391, firstname.lastname@example.org