Last weekend, the Don Valley Parkway (DVP) was closed.
And while that can often result in a traffic nightmare for Toronto, instead of complaining about things shutting down (which we sometimes do), we’d like to applaud the City for everything it was able to get done in the short weekend window.
From fixing nearly 200 pot holes to inspecting more than 50 bridges, Transportation Services, Engineering and Construction Services, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, Solid Waste Management Services and Toronto Water, along with Toronto Hydro and Metrolinx, all came together to get ‘er done.
And considering how slowly some things are handled in Toronto, these numbers speak for themselves.
Here’s a list of all the work that was completed on the Don Valley Parkway last weekend:
- 13 lane-kilometres of grinding and paving
- 7,540 metres of crack sealing
- repair of wall at Lawrence bridge
- 1,180 metres of guiderail installed, including eight end treatments
- four crash systems repaired and replaced
- 340 tonnes of debris removed
- 1,900 square metres of graffiti removed
- 84 curb-kilometres of roadway flushed and swept
- 507 catch basins cleaned and flushed
- 180 potholes filled
- 190 trees pruned
- 42 tonnes of logs and wood chipped
- 54 bridges inspected and 11 chipped as result of inspection
- 38 bridge joints flushed
- 100 street lights were re-lamped and one high mast pole repaired
- 277 signs including overhead signs inspected, maintained and repaired
- 31 exit tab signs installed
- 21 traffic control cabinets inspected and repaired
- 25 culverts inspected and three culverts flushed
- 17,145 metres of line painting installed
- six VMS (variable message sign) site assessments completed
- one CCTV (Close Circuit Television) cameras inspected
- 17 RESCU vehicle loop detectors repaired.