Overnight closures of the Gardiner Expressway will begin tonight to accommodate scheduled maintenance of the busy highway.

From 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Monday and Tuesday, one westbound lane of the highway will be closed. One westbound lane will also be closed on the nights of Nov. 27 and Nov. 28.

One eastbound lane will be shut down overnight on Nov. 15, 21, 24, and 30 from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Typically the city closes the highway for an entire weekend to allow crews to conduct maintenance work but the city’s road closures coordination committee opted for a different approach this year.

In an effort to minimize the disruption to motorists, the city is doing a series of overnight closures. 

Mayor John Tory previously said that data shows the Gardiner is used much more frequently over the weekend than during overnight periods.