Gardiner Expressway shut Friday to Sunday for spring maintenance
Published Friday, April 25, 2014 8:09AM EDT
Last Updated Friday, April 25, 2014 9:15AM EDT
The Gardiner Expressway will be closed throughout the weekend as city workers undertake regular maintenance and prepare for three upcoming construction projects.
From Friday night at 10 p.m. to Sunday at noon, the entire span of the Gardiner between Carlaw Avenue and Highway 427 will be closed for crews to fill potholes, inspect bridges, apply pavement markings, install new signs and clear catch basins.
During the closure, the city recommends drivers use Lake Shore Boulevard and The Queensway as alternates, as well as Richmond, Adelaide, King or Queen streets in the downtown core.
Drivers should expect delays on the detour routes.
The weekend shutdown will be followed by a series of overnight lane closures starting Monday, that will affect the eastbound lanes of the Gardiner between Carlaw Avenue and the Humber River starting Monday.
The major closures are signs of three scheduled projects to upgrade the aging expressway by December 2016.
The centre median will be replaced between Ellis Avenue and Dufferin Street by August, according to the city's website.
Some lanes will be closed between the Humber River and Park Lawn Road for structural rehabilitation of three bridges. The city has predicted that work will be done by December.
City crews will also replace the deck on the Gardiner's elevated portion from the Canadian National Exhibition at Strachan Avenue to Grand Magazine Street. The west deck replacement is expected to begin Sunday and end in June 2016, with a pause for the Pan Am Games in July, 2015. For most of the deck replacement, at least one lane of traffic will be closed in each direction, the city said.
|ALLEN RD. SB; HWY. 401 TO EGLINTON AVE. (HWY 401 TO EGLINTON)||6 MIN||2 MIN||4 MIN||+200%|
|Gardiner WB; Jameson Ave. to Hwy. 427 (ID2427)||13 MIN||5 MIN||8 MIN||+160%|
|Gardiner EB; Hwy. 427 to Jameson Ave. (ID2424)||13 MIN||6 MIN||7 MIN||+117%|
|DVP NB; Gardiner to 401 (ID585)||17 MIN||9 MIN||8 MIN||+89%|
|ALLEN RD. NB; EGLINTON AVE. TO HWY. 401 (EGLINTON TO HWY 401)||3 MIN||2 MIN||1 MIN||+50%|
|401 EB; Express. Hwy. 410 to Hwy. 404 (ID5003)||23 MIN||17 MIN||6 MIN||+35%|
|404 NB; Gardiner to Stouffville Rd. (ID5020)||28 MIN||21 MIN||7 MIN||+33%|
|404 SB; Stouffville Rd to Gardiner (ID5030)||28 MIN||21 MIN||7 MIN||+33%|
|QEW EB; Trafalgar Rd. to Hwy. 427 (ID2287)||18 MIN||14 MIN||4 MIN||+29%|
|Gardiner EB; 427 to DVP (ID6660)||15 MIN||12 MIN||3 MIN||+25%|
|DVP SB; 401 to Gardiner (ID586)||11 MIN||9 MIN||2 MIN||+22%|
|Gardiner WB. DVP to Hwy. 427 (ID661)||13 MIN||13 MIN|
|401 EB; Winst. Church. To Hwy 410 (ID2280)||6 MIN||6 MIN|
|STEELES AVE. TO HWY. 401 (ID2289)||3 MIN||3 MIN|
|400 SB; Hwy. 9 to King Rd. (ID2294)||7 MIN||7 MIN|
|400 NB; King Rd. to Hwy. 9 (ID2298)||7 MIN||7 MIN|
|401 EB; Salem Rd. to Stevenson Rd. (ID2398)||7 MIN||7 MIN|
|401 WB; Stevenson Rd. to Salem Rd. (ID2399)||7 MIN||7 MIN|
|410 NB; Hwy. 401 to Steels Ave. (ID2429)||3 MIN||3 MIN|
|427 NB; Gardiner to Hwy. 401 (ID2431)||4 MIN||4 MIN|
|401 WB; Hwy. 410 to Winst. Church. (ID2513)||5 MIN||5 MIN|
|401 EB; Express. Hwy. 404 to Kingston Rd. (ID5004)||9 MIN||9 MIN|
|401 EB; Collector. Hwy 404 to Kingston rd. (ID5006)||9 MIN||9 MIN|
|401 WB; COLLECTOR. HWY. 404 TO HWY 410 (HWY 404 COLLECT. TO HIGHWAY 410)||17 MIN||17 MIN|
|401 WB; Express. Kingston Rd. to Hwy. 404 (ID5009)||9 MIN||9 MIN|
|401 WB; Collector. Kingston Rd. to Hwy. 404 (ID5010)||9 MIN||9 MIN|
|427 SB; Hwy. 7 to Hwy. 401 (ID5040)||7 MIN||7 MIN|
|410 NB; Steeles to Mayfield Rd. (ID5050)||6 MIN||6 MIN|
|410 SB; Mayfield Rd. to Steeles Ave. (ID5051)||6 MIN||6 MIN|
|QEW EB; Guelph Line to Trafalgar Rd. (ID5060)||9 MIN||9 MIN|
|QEW EB; Trafalgar Rd. to guelph Line (ID5061)||9 MIN||9 MIN|
|400 SB; King Rd. to Hwy. 401 (ID654)||14 MIN||15 MIN||-1 MIN|
|Gardiner EB; Jameson Ave. to DVP (ID2425)||6 MIN||7 MIN||-1 MIN|
|Gardiner WB; DVP to Jameson Ave (ID2426)||5 MIN||7 MIN||-2 MIN|
|QEW EB; Hwy. 427 to Trafalgar Rd. (ID2423)||13 MIN||16 MIN||-3 MIN|
|407 EB; Hwy. 404 to Brock Rd. (ID2404)||13 MIN||14 MIN||-1 MIN||+-7%|
|407 WB; Brock Rd to Hwy. 404 (ID2405)||13 MIN||14 MIN||-1 MIN||+-7%|
|400 NB; Hwy. 401 to Mapleview Dr. (ID5001)||39 MIN||42 MIN||-3 MIN||+-7%|
|400 SB; MAPLEVIEW DR. TO HWY. 401 (MAPLEVIEW DR. TO HWY. 401)||39 MIN||42 MIN||-3 MIN||+-7%|
|400 NB; Hyy. 401 to King Rd. (ID655)||12 MIN||13 MIN||-1 MIN||+-8%|
|407 WB; Hwy. 400 to Hwy. 410 (ID2285)||11 MIN||12 MIN||-1 MIN||+-8%|
|404 SB; Aurora Rd. to Hwy. 407 (ID5032)||11 MIN||12 MIN||-1 MIN||+-8%|
|407 EB; Hwy. 400 to Hwy. 404 (ID2283)||9 MIN||10 MIN||-1 MIN||+-10%|
|407 WB; Hwy. 404 to Hwy. 400 (ID2284)||8 MIN||9 MIN||-1 MIN||+-11%|
|401 EB; Hwy. 25 to Winst. Church. (ID2276)||7 MIN||8 MIN||-1 MIN||+-13%|
|401 WB; Winst. Church. To Hwy.25 (ID2281)||7 MIN||8 MIN||-1 MIN||+-13%|
|401 EB; Kingston Rd. to Salem Rd. (ID2397)||7 MIN||8 MIN||-1 MIN||+-13%|
|401 WB; Salem Rd to Kingston Rd (ID2400)||7 MIN||8 MIN||-1 MIN||+-13%|
|427 NB; Hwy. 401 to Hwy. 7 (ID2291)||6 MIN||7 MIN||-1 MIN||+-14%|
|407 EB; Hwy. 410 to Hwy. 400 (ID2282)||10 MIN||12 MIN||-2 MIN||+-17%|
|404 NB; Hwy. 407 to Aurora Rd. (ID5021)||10 MIN||12 MIN||-2 MIN||+-17%|
|404 SB; Green Ln. to Aurora Rd. (ID5031)||4 MIN||5 MIN||-1 MIN||+-20%|
|404 NB; Aurora Rd. to Green Ln. (ID5022)||3 MIN||4 MIN||-1 MIN||+-25%|