The Gardiner Expressway’s westbound Sherbourne/Jarvis off-ramp will reopen on Sunday, April 19, at 12:01 a.m. The off-ramp, closed since October 2019, was replaced as part of Gardiner Expressway Strategic Rehabilitation Plan.
On Saturday, April 18, beginning at 12:01 a.m., crews will work to readjust construction staging to prepare for the reopening of the westbound off-ramp to Lower Sherbourne/Lower Jarvis Streets and the simultaneous closure of the westbound off-ramp to Yonge-Bay-York Streets.
During this time, two lanes will be closed on the southbound Don Valley Parkway (DVP) and westbound Gardiner Expressway starting from just south of the Richmond Street East exit on the DVP to the Jarvis Street on-ramp on the Gardiner Expressway.
On Saturday, April 18, to ensure a safe transition of the construction staging:
• both westbound off-ramps (Lower Sherbourne/Jarvis and Yonge-Bay-York) will be fully closed
• two lanes will be closed on the southbound Don Valley Parkway (DVP) and westbound Gardiner Expressway starting from just south of the Richmond Street East exit on the DVP to the Jarvis Street on-ramp on the Gardiner Expressway
• the on-ramp to the westbound Gardiner Expressway from Lake Shore Boulevard East near Logan Avenue will be closed
• the westbound Jarvis Street on-ramp will be the first opportunity for traffic on Lake Shore Boulevard East to access the westbound Gardiner Expressway
Work taking place on and near the Yonge-Bay-York off-ramp includes the replacement of the concrete deck and steel girders of the westbound expressway lanes near the ramp. The ramp is expected to be closed until late summer 2020 when construction will move to the final phase for the replacement of the southern half (eastbound lanes) of the expressway deck.
Drivers should consider using other westbound off-ramps such as Sherbourne Street or Spadina Avenue or consider alternate routes to access downtown including exiting the DVP onto Richmond Street; exiting the westbound Gardiner at Jarvis Street or at Spadina Avenue; or travelling westbound on Lake Shore Boulevard to access Yonge, Bay or York Streets.
Crews will primarily work 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 renewal of the Gardiner Expressway between Jarvis Street and Cherry Street is part of the first project of the Gardiner Expressway Strategic Rehabilitation Plan. The Gardiner Expressway Strategic Rehabilitation Plan addresses the immediate and long-term rehabilitation needs of the entire expressway from Highway 427 to the Don Valley Parkway to ensure it remains in a safe and operable condition, now and in the future.
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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