Work to the north half of the Gardiner Expressway deck replacement is set to begin with the replacement of the westbound Sherbourne/Jarvis off-ramp. Shortly after, crews will also start construction to replace the north half of the Gardiner Expressway concrete deck and steel girders between Jarvis and Cherry Streets.
From October 12 at 12:01 a.m. until October 14 at 5 a.m., the Gardiner Expressway, from Don Valley Parkway/Carlaw Avenue to Highway 427/Queen Elizabeth Way, will be closed for fall maintenance. To minimize the disruption to the travelling public, the installation of the construction staging for the work on the expressway deck has been coordinated with the Gardiner Expressway fall maintenance weekend closure.
Once staging for the work zone has been complete, the schedule for the next phases of work of the Gardiner Expressway is as follows:
|Phase||Work details||Traffic impact|
Westbound Lower Sherbourne Street off-ramp
October 4, 2019 to Spring 2020
|· Crews will replace the Jarvis/ Sherbourne streets off-ramp.||· Traffic will be reduced to two westbound lanes from 10 p.m. on October 4, reopening at 5 a.m. on October 5.
· At 12:01 a.m. on October 5, 2019 the westbound off-ramp to Jarvis/Sherbourne streets will be closed.
Gardiner Expressway deck replacement – north half between Jarvis and Cherry Streets
|· Crews will replace the deck of the Gardiner Expressway using Accelerated Bridge Construction between Cherry Street and Jarvis Street.
|· The Gardiner Expressway will be reduced to two lanes in each direction between the DVP and York Street for the entire duration of the project from October 14, 2019 until early 2021.
· From time to time, there may be an additional lane closure between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.
· To maintain safety during construction, the speed limit on the expressway through the work area will be reduced to a regulatory 70 km/h., with an advisory 60 km/h.
||· Overhead expressway work||· There will be off-peak lane closures on westbound Lake Shore Boulevard East.
· At least one westbound lane will typically remain open; there may be instances in the off-peak hours where traffic will be paused for 15 minutes.
See detour map below. Motorists are encouraged to plan their travel in advance and use alternate routes such as taking Richmond Street East from the Don Valley Parkway into downtown. Motorists entering the downtown core may use the off-ramp to Yonge-Bay-York Streets or Spadina Avenue.
More information about the project is available at toronto.ca/JarvisToCherry