Construction continues on the new off-ramp from the Gardiner Expressway to Lower Simcoe Street, which will result in road closures all week.
As part of the City of Toronto project, Lower Simcoe, between Harbour Street and Queens Quay West, will be closed to through traffic in both directions from 7 am on Monday, October 30, reopening at 7 pm on Thursday, November 2. The closure is required for the construction of the new Gardiner Expressway off-ramp at Lower Simcoe Street.
Enhanced signage will inform drivers of the road closure and help manage traffic in the area.
During this closure, pedestrian and cyclist access to the area will be restricted. Pedestrians and cyclists are advised to use alternate routes such as Bremner Boulevard, Rees Street and York Street.
The Lake Shore Boulevard West multi-use trail remains closed from Rees Street to York Street and will remain closed for the duration of the project. Cyclists are advised to use the Martin Goodman Trail on Queens Quay West.
Work on the ramp began earlier this year, and is expected to continue until January.
As construction continues, Mayor John Tory shared a time-lapse of the removal of the Gardiner Expressway York-Bay-Yonge ramp.
And it’s actually pretty cool to watch. Check it out below.
Check out this timelapse video of City staff removing the Gardiner Expressway York-Bay-Yonge ramp. New ramp to Lower Simcoe Street & improvements to Harbour Street are underway. pic.twitter.com/VJNqjpPeCy
— John Tory (@JohnTory) October 30, 2017