[Music] The Gardiner Expressway is over 60 years old and the section between Jarvis Street
and Cherry Street is nearing the end of its service life. This is the number one priority
and first project of the City of Toronto’s Gardiner Expressway
Strategic Rehabilitation Plan. What does this work involve? The entire concrete deck and steel girders
of the Expressway between Jarvis and Cherry will be replaced. The westbound off-ramp at Sherbourne Street and the eastbound on-ramp at Jarvis Street
will also be replaced, and the westbound off-ramp leading to Yonge, Bay and York Streets
will be extensively repaired. What does this mean for drivers? During construction, two lanes in each direction will remain open through the expressway work zone. There will also be full closures on the ramps in this area however, only one ramp will be closed at a time. From time to time, there will be closures on Lake Shore Boulevard outside of rush hours between Jarvis and Cherry Streets as crews work to remove and replace sections of the expressway deck above. This major work is using accelerated bridge construction methods and crews will work around the clock to complete this project as quickly as possible. During construction, please plan your travel in advance, be patient, obey signs, expect delays, and consider public transit. Thank you for your patience during construction. You can learn more about this work on the City’s website at toronto.ca/jarvistocherry.