TORONTO, June 11 /CNW/ - The Integrated Security Unit (ISU) has worked with key agencies to develop a comprehensive traffic management plan to minimize the impact of G20 Summit security operations on roads and highways in the Greater Toronto Area and the downtown core, from June 24 to June 27.
However, the ISU is advising motorists that there could be significant delays on major highways and arteries. Residents are encouraged to use public transit and plan alternate routes if driving.
Major highways such as the 427, 401, Queen Elizabeth Way, Gardiner Expressway and the Don Valley Parkway will be impacted by frequent and some complete closures from June 24 until June 27. Most of the closures will be inbound toward the downtown core on June 24-June 26 and outbound on Sunday, June 27.
People traveling to Lester B. Pearson International Airport can expect major delays as Highway 427 will be impacted by ISU security operations. Travelers should allow for extra time to reach the airport. Detailed information on traffic disruptions and closures, including the downtown core, is available on the ISU website at: www.g8-g20isu.ca.
The ISU has worked with the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario on these closures and electronic signs will be placed on major highways to notify motorists of delays. During the Summits meetings, motorists are encouraged to visit the Traveller's Road Information Portal on the MTO website at: www.ontario.ca/transportation.
The use of public transit is recommended for those traveling to downtown Toronto during that time. For more information, please visit the GO Transit website at: www.gotransit.com and the Toronto Transit Commission website at: www3.ttc.ca.
For updates on security measures, visit the ISU website at www.g8-g20isu.ca.
SOURCE INTEGRATED SECURITY UNIT
For further information: For further information: ISU Media Relations at 1-888-338-3738