The City of Toronto is shutting down the entire Don Valley Parkway, from the Gardiner Expressway in the south to the 401 in the north.
The closure begins at 11 p.m. April 21st, 2017 and should be completed by 5 a.m. April 24th, 2017.
The shutdown is to allow the city to perform its annual spring maintenance work, including:
- resurfacing 14.3 kilometres (8.89 miles) of roadway in traffic lanes;
- patching asphalt surfaces;
- sealing cracks;
- inspecting the structures of 17 bridges in depth;
- inspecting non-structural parts of 32 bridges;
- flushing 38 bridge joints;
- cleaning and repairing 600 catch basins;
- flushing and inspecting culverts;
- regrading shoulders at several locations to restore drainage;
- maintaining signs for the entire length of the roadway;
- maintaining 16 closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras;
- inspecting and repairing 30 overhead signs;
- installing 31 exit-numbering signs;
- repairing road emergency services communication unit (RESCU) vehicle detectors;
- repairing about 850 metres (2,788.71 feet) of guard rail;
- repairing a wall of the Lawrence Avenue East bridge;
- sweeping and removing debris;
- inspecting and repairing street lights;
- re-marking the pavement;
- removing graffiti; and
- repairing potholes.
While the work is being undertaken, GO Transit buses operating along the following routes will be diverted: 61 Richmond Hill / Toronto, 63 King City / Toronto, 65 Newmarket / Toronto, 71 Stouffville / Toronto and 90 Lakeshore East.
While the DVP is shutdown, streets in the surrounding area will likely see heavier traffic which may impact local transit routes. As such, please plan on extra time while travelling in the area around the DVP.