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Gardiner Partially Closed This Weekend

Sunday drivers, take note: the Gardiner will be partially closed this weekend.

Road surfacing and bridge repair will shutdown the westbound express lanes from Royal York Road to west of Kipling Avenue.

The closure begins at 9pm on May 2 and will last until 5am on May 3.

On Monday, the same route will also be shutdown from 9pm until 5am on May 4.

However, the collector lanes will remain open.

“Transportation Services staff determined that to do this work safely, more effectively and with less disruption to the travelling public, much of the work could be done during the overnight hours and during some weekends when traffic volumes on the road are reduced,” said Gary Welsh, general manager of Transportation Services.

The temporary closures will continue throughout the week. Take a look at what else the City of Toronto has planned:

May 4, 5, 6: All westbound lanes of the Gardiner Expressway will be closed from 9pm to 5am. All westbound traffic must exit the expressway at Kipling Avenue during the closures.

May 8: A series of closures will take place on the westbound lanes of the Gardiner Expressway from Islington Avenue to Highway 427. It will last from 2am to 11:59pm. The collector lanes will remain open when work is taking place in the express lanes between Islington Avenue and Kipling Avenue.

May 10: The eastbound express lanes of the Gardiner Expressway will be closed from Kipling Avenue to Royal York Road from 9pm to 5am. The collector lanes will remain open during this period.

May 11: A series of closures will take place on the eastbound lanes of the Gardiner Expressway from Kipling Avenue to the Lake Shore Boulevard off-ramp from 9pm to 5am. Intermittent closures will occur on the collector lanes which will result in traffic being forced to exit the expressway at Park Lawn Road.

May 12, 13: All eastbound lanes of the Gardiner Expressway will be closed from Royal York Road to the Lake Shore Boulevard off-ramp from 9pm to 5am each day. All traffic must exit the expressway at Park Lawn Road.

May 15-17:
Starting at 4am on May 15, all lanes of the Gardiner Expressway, in both directions, will be closed from the Don Valley Parkway to the Humber River. The major route will reopen at 5am on May 17. This closure is necessary for annual spring maintenance work and for bridge rehabilitation at Lake Shore Boulevard and Jameson Avenue.

May 15: The eastbound express lanes of the Gardiner Expressway will be closed from Kipling Avenue to Royal York Road from 2am to 11:59pm. The collector lanes will be open during that period, but traffic will need to exit the expressway at Park Lawn Road (due to the full Gardiner Expressway closure from the Humber River to the Don Valley Parkway that is noted above).

May 17,18: The eastbound collector lanes of the Gardiner Expressway will be closed from west of Kipling Avenue to Royal York Road, from 9pm to 5am both days. The express lanes will remain open during this period, but there will be no access to the eastbound on-off ramps at Kipling Avenue, Islington Avenue and Park Lawn Road.

May 19,20: All eastbound lanes of Lake Shore Boulevard will be closed from Windermere Avenue to Colborne Lodge Drive from 7pm to 6am.

May 22: The eastbound collector lanes of the Gardiner Expressway will be closed from west of Kipling Avenue to Royal York Road from 9pm to 5am. The express lanes will remain open during this period, however, there will be no access to eastbound on-off ramps at Kipling Avenue, Islington Avenue and Park Lawn Road.