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City closes Don Valley Parkway for seasonal maintenance,
GO buses detour April 13, 14

The City of Toronto is closing

  • the Don Valley Parkway between Highway 401 and the Frederick G. Gardiner Expressway

from 2 a.m. Saturday, April 13 until 5 a.m. Monday, April 15 to conduct its annual spring maintenance. To ensure the safety of workers completing the various maintenance tasks, the City shuts down the entire roadway in both directions.

Closing the Parkway affects bus service along GO Transit’s 65 Newmarket / Toronto, 71 Stouffville / Toronto and 90 Lakeshore East routes. Although the buses serve all regular stops, passengers should expect some delays in service.

(Although GO has not confirmed this information, this post describes how it usually detours buses when the Parkway is closed. However, GO Transit control may further detour the buses, depending on traffic.)

90 Lakeshore East
65 Newmarket / Toronto
71 Stouffville / Toronto

From 2 a.m. Saturday, April 13 until 5 a.m. Monday, April 15, inbound buses operate along their regular route to Highways 404 and 401, then proceed:

westward along Highway 401;
southward along Leslie Street;
eastward along Eglinton Avenue East;
southward along Mount Pleasant Road, Jarvis and Lower Jarvis Streets;
westward along Lake Shore Boulevards East and West to Bay Street; and then
northward along Bay Street to the Union Station GO Bus Terminal.

Outbound buses start their trips at the Union Station bus terminal, then proceed:

southward along Yonge Street;
eastward along Queens Quay East
northward along Lower Jarvis and Jarvis Streets and Mount Pleasant Road;
eastward along Eglinton Avenue East;
northward along Leslie Street; and then
eastward along Highway 401 to the Don Valley Parkway / Highway 404,
resuming their regular route northward along Highway 404.

Buses serve all regular stops.

While the Parkway is closed, City work crews will:

  • evaluate the condition of the pavement;
  • clean catch basins (to make sure they’re properly draining excess water from the roadway) at about 500 sites;
  • mark the pavement for a total of about 30 kilometres (19 miles) of lanes;
  • maintain 15 static signs;
  • maintain 17 closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras;
  • inspect and repair 10 overhead signs;
  • repair10 RESCU vehicle detectors;
  • repair the guard rails at 10 locations; and
  • sweeping and removing litter from the entire Parkway.

Inbound buses operate toward Union Station.
Outbound buses operate away from Union Station.

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