G8-G20 Summits Integrated Security Unit - Major Arteries and Highways Will be
Frequently Closed Due to G8-G20 Summits

TORONTO, June 24 /CNW/ - All motorists in the Greater Toronto Area should expect frequent and extended highway closures resulting in significant delays on major arteries and highways from June 24 to June 27 due to the G8-G20 Summits.

Highways 427, 401, Queen Elizabeth Way, Gardiner Expressway will experience frequent closures. Additionally, the Don Valley Parkway will be impacted by these closures. Most of the closures will be inbound toward the downtown core from June 24 to June 26 and outbound on Sunday, June 27.

People travelling to Lester B. Pearson International Airport can expect major delays as Highway 427 and Highway 401 will be impacted by Integrated Security Unit (ISU) security operations. Travellers 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.

Motorists are encouraged to plan alternate routes if driving near the affected highways. The use of public transit is strongly recommended for those travelling to downtown Toronto from June 24 to 27. For more information, please visit the GO Transit website at: www.gotransit.com and the Toronto Transit Commission website at: www3.ttc.ca.

The Ministry of Transportation has electronic signs placed on major highways to notify motorists of delays. Motorists are encouraged to visit the Traveller's Road Information Portal (http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/traveller/trip/) or call 1-800-268-4686 for up-to-date traffic information.

For updates on security measures, visit the ISU website at www.g8-g20isu.ca.

Residents can contact the ISU Community Relations Group at 1-888-446-4047 or via email at crg-grc@g8-g20isu.ca or g8.isu.communityrelations@ontario.ca for more information or to relay concerns.


For further information: For further information: Media contact: ISU Media Relations at 1-888-338-3738

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