Local Gardiner Expressway reopens early

Published on June 15th, 2016 | by Rodrigo Cokting

Good News for the Gardiner

For those that have been dealing with traffic along the Gardiner expressway, there’s finally some good news in sight.

Mayor John Tory announced earlier today that the second phase of the Gardiner Expressway rehabilitation work, from Strachan Avenue to Bathurst Street, will be finished four months ahead of schedule meaning that the road could be fully reopened as early as June 25.

“Traffic and congestion remain a top priority for Toronto residents. Just in time for the busy summer season, we are able to open the Gardiner four months ahead of schedule by extending work hours and increasing crews and equipment,” said Mayor Tory in a statement. “Where the investment in speeding up a road construction project makes sense, we will find a way to make it happen because we need to get this city moving.”

“The Gardiner is a critical artery in our road network in need of extensive repairs, but we can find ways speed up the work so residents and businesses can get around our city,” added Councillor Jaye Robinson. “We know construction costs commuters both time and money. This will help people get to work on time and get home to their families sooner.”

According to the statement, there will still be some work to be done. Since the final top asphalt surface hasn’t been placed, a speed restriction of 70 kph will be enforced between Bathurst and Strachan.

For more details on the Gardiner reopening, visit the City of Toronto website.

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