Westbound Gardiner Expressway to fully reopen after completion of construction work

TORONTO, April 19, 2015 /CNW/ - The Gardiner Expressway work between Exhibition Place and Grand Magazine Street in Toronto has been completed sooner than expected, which has resulted in the reinstatement of the three westbound lanes of traffic.

In addition, it is expected that the third eastbound lane of the roadway will be reopened within the next week.

The City of Toronto extends its thanks to motorists for their patience as this part of the construction work is completed.

As a result of that work coming to an end, the City of Toronto has reinstituted the weekday closure of the ramp from westbound Lake Shore Boulevard to the Gardiner Expressway at Jameson Avenue. In response to traffic volumes, the ramp closure will be limited to the period 2 to 7 p.m. on weekdays (Monday to Friday).

The Jameson ramp is closed during the afternoon weekday rush hour to improve safety and alleviate traffic congestion on the Gardiner Expressway. The physical characteristics of this ramp, which include a short merge distance and bridge abutment at the end of the ramp, can lead to unsafe conditions and can result in significant traffic congestion.  

Toronto is Canada's largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. It is a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture and is consistently ranked one of the world's most livable cities. Toronto is proud to be the Host City for the 2015 Pan American and Parapan American Games. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can visit http://www.toronto.ca, call 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or follow us @TorontoComms.

SOURCE City of Toronto

For further information: Media contact: Steve Johnston, Strategic Communications, 416-392-4391, sjohnsto@toronto.ca


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