Toronto drivers can gear up for traffic to get even worse on the Gardiner Expressway for the foreseeable future as road renovations get underway, starting between Jarvis and Cherry Streets.
#TrafficAlertTO – Major construction to renew the Gardiner between Jarvis & Cherry St will affect your drive.Plan ahead - watch this video to learn more about this important work to keep the Gardiner safe now & in the future. https://t.co/jKkvOx9jf0— City of Toronto (@cityoftoronto) October 18, 2019
The plan, which will see billions of dollars spent on overhauling the infamously dilapidated structure, includes the repair of the 60-year-old concrete decks and steel girders.
Rain under the Gardiner.— Joseph Moed (@jomo87) October 17, 2019
This is your periodic reminder that the Gardiner Expressway is a crumbling, leaky anachronism, and a shrine to backward thinking.
It’s unconscionable to spend a single dollar on “revitalising” it, let alone $1.5Bn.#TearItDown pic.twitter.com/sYniecWOwy
In this phase of the project — the first of seven — the westbound Sherbourne off-ramp and the eastbound Jarvis on-ramp will be completely replaced, while the westbound off-ramp to the city's busiest areas of Yonge, Bay, and York Streets will be "extensively repaired."
Why can't we do both a #GardinerEast teardown + $ for transit? "The amount we're spending on rebuilding a small part of the Gardiner Expressway pales in comparison to what we're investing in public transit to get people out of their cars entirely," https://t.co/ELCl1LoFzc— Gerry Brown (@GerryBrown20) October 4, 2019
During construction, the Gardiner will be reduced to two lanes in each direction, and the above ramps will be completely closed, one at a time. Portions of Lakeshore Boulevard below will also be closed during non-rush hour times, and work will take place around the clock.
I’ll leave super early so I can beat rush hour traffic— Chelsea’s Jorginho (@Oyebola_Balogun) June 28, 2019
Toronto Gardiner Expressway: pic.twitter.com/A7Zj9gpFbv
The City advises drivers to "expect delays and consider public transit" for the duration of the repairs — which are due to continue into 2027. But we all know that our commutes are essentially doomed either way.
by Becky Robertson via blogTO