Busiest construction season begins in Toronto

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On Monday Toronto’s Mayor John Tory kicked off what is billed as the busiest-ever construction season. Over $1 billion worth of work on roads, bridges, expressways, sewers and watermains is expected to get underway.

It will be a hassle getting around as work is expected on more than 600 roads.

They also plan to accelerate projects and minimize traffic congestion by extending work hours for key projects. The city said 63 projects will operate on extended, overnight or 24-7 work hours.

Approximately $590 million will be spent on rehabilitating and improving transportation infrastructure including:

• Kipling Avenue, Bloor Street West and Dundas Street West, Six Points Interchange Reconfiguration.
• 4 bridges over the Don Valley Parkway, rehabilitation of Don Mills Road, Spanbridge Road, Wynford Drive and Lawrence Avenue bridges
• Gardiner Expressway Strategic Rehabilitation from Jarvis Street to Cherry Street, first phase.
• Bloor Street West from Bathurst Street to Spadina Avenue, watermain replacement, streetscaping, bike lane construction and road resurfacing
• Richmond Street from York Street to Bathurst Street, watermain replacement
• Jarvis Street from Dundas Street to Queen Street, road resurfacing (resuming from 2018)

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This infrastructure is really essential as Toronto is expanding and is getting denser. -CINEWS

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