News Release
April 25, 2018

Last weekend’s closure of the Don Valley Parkway (DVP) enabled the City of Toronto to complete a significant amount of maintenance work in advance of the spring/summer season.
The City’s Transportation Services, Engineering and Construction Services, Parks, Forestry & Recreation, Solid Waste Management Services  and Toronto Water Divisions, along with Toronto Hydro and Metrolinx, coordinated their work and operations over the weekend for the sake of efficiency and to minimize disruption.
Work that was completed included:
• 33,200 square metres of grinding and paving
• 4,503 tonnes of asphalt used
• 19,434 metres of crack sealing
• 226 metres of guiderail repaired
• eight crash systems repaired and 17 inspected
• 248 tonnes of debris removed
• 268 square metres of graffiti removed
• 546 catch basins cleaned and flushed
• 103 potholes filled
• 689 trees pruned/removed
• 41 tonnes of logs and wood chipped
• 22 bridges inspected, 11 received concrete chipping as a result of inspection
• 98,274 metres of line painting installed
• 260 signs including overhead signs inspected, maintained and repaired
• 27 traffic control cabinets inspected and repaired
• one VMS (Variable Message Sign) site assessment completed
• six CCTV (Close Circuit Television) cameras inspected
• 17 RESCU vehicle loop detectors repaired.
The City appreciates the public’s understanding during the weekend closure of the DVP, which is required to keep the parkway in a safe, operable condition for the motorists who use it on a daily basis.
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Cheryl San Juan
Strategic Communications
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