The Gardiner Expressway’s westbound Sherbourne/Jarvis off-ramp will be closed until next spring starting this Friday night (October 4) at 11:59 p.m. The City of Toronto will begin major construction to replace the ramp as the next phase of work to rehabilitate the expressway between Jarvis and Cherry Streets.
The westbound Gardiner Expressway will be reduced to two lanes from the Don Valley Parkway to just west of the Sherbourne/Jarvis off-ramp from 10 p.m. on Friday, October 4 to 5 a.m. on October 5 to facilitate workers safety setting up the work zone.
During the construction period, drivers will need to consider alternative routes such as the westbound Gardiner Expressway Yonge-Bay-York off-ramp or the southbound Don Valley Parkway ramp to Richmond Street.
Crews will work mostly around-the-clock on a 24/7 basis to accelerate the project and reduce the length of construction. The majority of the most disruptive work should be completed by 11 p.m. most days, however, in some instances disruptive work must be performed overnight for the safety of crews and the travelling public.
The next phase of construction will also begin this month to replace the north half of the concrete deck and steel girders of the Gardiner Expressway between Jarvis and Cherry Streets. During this construction, the Gardiner Expressway will be reduced to two lanes in each direction between York Street and the Don Valley Parkway. More details about this work will be available soon.
The section of the Gardiner Expressway between Jarvis and Cherry Streets is nearing the end of its service life. This vital work is the first project of the Gardiner Expressway Strategic Rehabilitation Plan. The plan addresses the immediate and long-term rehabilitation needs of the entire expressway between Highway 427 and the Don Valley Parkway to ensure that it remains in a safe and operable condition now and in the future.
With $1 billion of work planned this year to renew Toronto’s aging roads, bridges, expressways, sewers, watermains and more, construction will affect more than 600 roads including the Gardiner Expressway. So far, the City has completed 85 projects across Toronto and constructed about 300 kilometres of road lanes, 25 km of sidewalks, 3 km of watermains, 2 km of sewers and 1 km of TTC track.
During this year’s busy construction season, people are advised to plan their travel in advance, consider alternative routes or take public transit, obey signage around work zones for the safety of the work crews and be patient while driving.
More information about this work is available at http://www.toronto.ca/JarvisToCherry.
Residents, businesses and visitors are encouraged to use the City’s web-based map at
http://www.toronto.ca/roadrestrictions to help plan their travel and avoid road closures.
Information about the City’s planned capital construction work is available at http://www.toronto.ca/inview.
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