Starting in July 2013, the City of Toronto will be repairing the Gardiner Expressway between Jarvis Street and Don Roadway. The purpose of the work is to restore and preserve the integrity of the elevated structure prior to the completion of the Gardiner East Environmental Assessment at Waterfront Toronto. The results of the study will recommend future plans for the Gardiner Expressway.
This work is being carried out as part of the Gardiner Expressway maintenance and improvement program.
Construction Details The project will rehabilitate the existing concrete deck and parapet walls, repair the existing concrete columns and replace the bases of light poles. The work will be carried out at multiple locations at the same time. The majority of work will be carried out in the evenings or overnight, and will include some day time work as well. The construction scheduled will be staged to minimize traffic disruptions on the Gardiner Expressway and Lake Shore Boulevard.
Traffic Disruptions To accommodate the work, two lanes of traffic on the eastbound Gardiner Expressway, from Jarvis Street to the Don Roadway, will be closed from July 2013 to December 2013. Two lanes will remain open to traffic. There will also be single and multiple lane closures required on Lakeshore Boulevard (both directions), Gardiner Expressway (both directions), Jarvis on-ramp (eastbound) and Jarvis/Sherbourne off-ramp (westbound). Lane closures will generally take place at night, outside of peak traffic hours. There will also be lane restrictions on the following local streets that intersect Lakeshore Boulevard: • Jarvis Street • Richardson Street • Lower Sherbourne Street • Bonnycastle Street • Small Street • Parliament Street • Cherry Street • Don Roadway Access to buildings, parking lots and driveways will be maintained at all times. Pedestrian Access Sidewalks, pedestrian pathways and bike lanes may need to be closed for safety reasons when work is taking place overhead. Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times, however alternative access routes will be available by on-site signage. Noise and Dust As with all construction projects, there will be noise, dust and temporary inconvenience in order to complete the work effectively and in a safe manner. The noise in the area will include the use of jack hammers, air compressors, concrete trucks and pumps. In order to minimize traffic disruptions the majority of the work will be carried out in the evenings or overnight. Contractors will attempt to schedule the noisiest work prior to midnights. Your co-operation and patience during the construction period will be appreciated. Need more information? Project Web page: www.toronto.ca/improvements/
Contact: Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Negar Khalvati, P.Eng. 416-392-4362 [email protected]
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Councillors Pam McConnell Ward 28 Toronto Centre – Rosedale [email protected] 416-392-7916
Paula Fletcher Ward 30 Toronto Centre – Danforth [email protected] 416-392-4060