Gardiner Expressway closed for maintenance over Thanksgiving weekend
Vehicles makes their way into and out of downtown Toronto along the Gardiner Expressway in Toronto on Thursday, November 24, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Codi Wilson, CP24.com
Published Monday, October 7, 2019 7:43AM EDT
Last Updated Friday, October 11, 2019 10:05AM EDT
The Gardiner Expressway will be shut down over the Thanksgiving long weekend for maintenance and improvements.
The city says the highway will be closed in both directions between Highway 427/ Queen Elizabeth Way and the Don Valley Parkway starting at 12:01 a.m. Saturday until 5 a.m. Monday.
“Crews will perform important maintenance and improvement work to help keep the highway in the best state of good repair, in advance of the coming winter season,” the city said in a news release.
The maintenance work includes line marking, overhead and ground sign inspections, pothole repair and crack sealing, graffiti removal, and street light repairs.
"We appreciate the patience of the residents of Toronto. We appreciate that it is Thanksgiving weekend and that it can be disruptive," Michael D’Andrea, chief engineer with the City of Toronto, said Friday. "Having said that, we ask that people plan in advance before they travel."
#TrafficAlertTO: The Gardiner Expressway will be closed in both directions between Highway 427/QEW and the DVP starting on Saturday, Oct 12 at 12:01am until Monday, Oct 14 at 5am for maintenance and improvements. Please plan your trip accordingly.— TO Main Roads (@TO_MainRoads) October 7, 2019