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City closes Don Valley Parkway
for seasonal maintenance, September 27

The City of Toronto is closing

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

from 12:01 a.m. Sunday, September 27 until 5 a.m. Monday, September 28 to conduct its annual autumn maintenance. To make sure that workers completing the various maintenance tasks are safe, 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 detours and delays in service.

(Although GO has not confirmed the 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.)

90B / 90C Lakeshore East early morning / late night
65 Newmarket / Toronto
71 Stouffville / Toronto

From 12:01 a.m. Sunday, September 27 until 5 a.m. Monday, September 28, 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:

  • resurface and patch asphalt and seal cracks;
  • repair the road surface in the GO bus lane near Lawrence Avenue East;
  • replace a protective water-main cover at Eastern Avenue;
  • clean and repair 500 catch basins and flush and inspect culverts to make sure that they drain properly;
  • regrade shoulders to restore drainage;
  • inspect and maintain bridges;
  • inspect and test five slopes beside the roadway;
  • maintain signs;
  • maintain 15 closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras;
  • inspect and repair 80 overhead signs;
  • repair Road Emergency Services Communications Unit (RESCU) vehicle detectors;
  • replace about 200 metres of damaged guard rails;
  • sweep the roadways and remove litter and debris;
  • repair concrete jersey barrier walls at various locations;
  • inspect, repair and relamp more than 200 street lights; and
  • conduct pre-engineering surveys for future work on the parkway.

Motorists that usually travel along the Don Valley Parkway will likely choose nearby, parallel routes for their trips.

Expect heavier traffic on City streets to delay TTC services on these routes, while the DVP is closed:

  • 8 Broadview;
  • 11 Bayview;
  • 24 Victoria Park;
  • 25 Don Mills;
  • 51 Leslie;
  • 56 Leaside;
  • 62 Mortimer;
  • 65 Parliament;
  • 70 O’Connor;
  • 81 Thorncliffe Park;
  • 87 Cosburn;
  • 88 South Leaside;
  • 91 Woodbine;
  • 100 Flemingdon Park;
  • 115 Silver Hills;
  • 122 Graydon Hall;
  • 124 Sunnybrook;
  • 304 King overnight;
  • 322 Coxwell overnight;
  • 324 Victoria Park overnight;
  • 325 Don Mills overnight;
  • 365 Parliament overnight;
  • 504 King;
  • 505 Dundas.

The City says, that to reduce the impact on nearby streets while the parkway is closed, it is:

  • implementing timing changes to traffic signals to enhance traffic flow on nearby routes
  • providing real-time traffic information on the City’s overhead signs, and
  • co-ordinating other construction projects to avoid major work taking place along parallel routes where possible.

Inbound buses operate toward Union Station.

Outbound buses operate away from Union Station.

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