The Don Valley Parkway (DVP) will be partially closed this weekend to replace the culvert pipe that crosses all lanes under the bottom of the Dundas Street East on-ramp. This City of Toronto work is to ensure flooding doesn’t occur in severe weather conditions and to keep the expressway safe and in a state of good repair.
The following DVP sections, ramps and lanes will be closed from 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, August 24 until 5 a.m. on Monday, August 26:
• all northbound lanes on the DVP from Lake Shore Boulevard East to the Dundas Street East on-ramp
• the five on-ramps leading to northbound DVP from the Gardiner Expressway, Don Roadway, Eastern Avenue, Queen Street East and Dundas Street East
• approximately 500 metres of the southbound lane immediately adjacent to the work zone near the Dundas Street East on-ramp (all other southbound lanes will remain open).
These closures are needed to finish critical work that was not completed during the previous closure in May due to rain, which prevented the culvert replacement. A full closure is required for the safety of the public and the workers.
Motorists can get back on northbound DVP at Bloor Street East. Additionally, Bayview Avenue, Victoria Park Avenue and Kingston Road are alternative routes for motorists during the closure. Whenever possible, people are encouraged to consider using public transit.
The City will implement traffic signal timing changes to enhance traffic flow on alternate routes, co-ordinate other construction work to prevent major work from taking place along parallel routes, and provide real-time traffic information on the City’s overhead signs to mitigate traffic congestion resulting from the closure.
A map for residents and visitors to help make their travel plans is available at http://www.toronto.ca/roadrestrictions. In addition, the City’s T.O. INview map shows planned capital construction work taking place across the city. T.O. Inview can be accessed at http://www.toronto.ca/inview.
Residents and visitors travelling in and around the city are encouraged to use public transit and can plan their travel at ttc.ca or gotransit.com.
Details about this closure are available at http://www.toronto.ca/expressways.
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.
Toronto is Canada’s largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of more than 2.9 million people. It is a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture and is consistently ranked one of the world’s most livable cities. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can visit http://www.toronto.ca, call 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/cityoftoronto, on Instagram at http://www.instagram.com/cityofto or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/cityofto.