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Major traffic disruptions on the Gardiner this summer (and the nine summers after that)

While construction on Toronto’s highways and roads is as much a sign of summer as a smog alert or a crowded patio, the next 10 years will have some especially sucky conditions for Gardiner Expressway drivers. Work on the elevated portion of the highway will start this July, when the eastbound Bay Steet on-ramp and Jarvis Street off-ramp will be closed for up to six weeks, and lanes on Lake Shore Boulevard and Bay and Yonge streets will also be closed off. The city has a decade worth of construction projects in store for the seven-kilometre-long elevated section, which will cost about $10 million this summer and up to $15 million a year after that. City staff insist the rehabilitation project has nothing to do with the falling-concrete incidents of last week. To which we reply: if you say so. [Toronto Star]

 

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