Named after the late Metro Toronto Chairman William R. Allen, the Allen Road, approximately 7.5 kilometres in distance, is a vital transit arterial road that runs from Eglinton Avenue West to the northern portion of Dufferin Street and provides primary north-south access to the City. During weekday peak periods, approximately 80,000 vehicles travel Allen Road.
The City performs regular spring and fall maintenance every couple years on the Allen Road Expressway. This maintenance typically involves a full or partial closure of the expressway over a weekend that allows City road crews, engineers and other stakeholders to make improvements and keep the throughway in a state of good repair.
The last time Allen Road was closed for maintenance was from Friday, October 16, 2020 at 11 p.m. until Monday, October 19, 2020 at 5 a.m. The work that was completed included: