Overnight lane closures on Gardiner to remove work zones

gardiner2A series of overnight lane closures will occur on the Gardiner Expressway starting  Thursday to remove the work zone that has been in place for the deck replacement work on the Gardiner Expressway between Dufferin Street and Spadina Avenue.

Details on the nightly scheduled lane restrictions:

Westbound Gardiner
• Expressway traffic travelling westbound will be reduced to one lane each night between the hours of 11 p.m. and 5:30 a.m. from Thursday, June 16 to Saturday, June 25. Note: On Saturday, June 18, the lane restriction will stay in place until 8 a.m. and on Sunday, June 19 and Sunday, June 26, the lane restriction will remain in place until 6 a.m. On June 21 and 22, the closure will begin at 11:59 p.m. (instead of 11 p.m.) to accommodate Toronto Blue Jays games.
• From Friday, June 17 to Sunday, June 19, the westbound lane restrictions will extend further west to Dowling Avenue to allow for work related to the Dowling Avenue Bridge project. The westbound Jameson Avenue ramp to the Gardiner Expressway will also be closed during that time.

Eastbound Gardiner
• Traffic travelling eastbound will be reduced to one lane each night between 11 p.m. and 5:30 a.m. from Thursday, June 16 to Saturday, June 25. Note: On Saturday, June 18, the lane restriction will stay in place until 8 a.m. and on Sunday, June 19 and Sunday, June 25, the lane restriction will remain in place until 6 a.m.
• In addition, the ramps from westbound Lake Shore Boulevard and eastbound Lake Shore Boulevard to the eastbound Gardiner Expressway will be closed on the weekend of June 19 and 20from 11 p.m. to 5:30 a.m.

These lane restriction dates will depend on the weather and are subject to change.

To assist motorists during this closure, the City will be providing real-time traffic information on the overhead message signs. The City has a web-based map at www.toronto.ca/roadrestrictions to help residents make their travel plans. Information about the City’s planned capital construction work is available athttp://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. – CINEWS

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