With spring weather on the horizon this weekend, the city is getting ready for outdoor festivals.
A couple of events will include road closures, and there is a significant amount of road work taking place in the city.
So before heading out, be sure to check the road closures in and around Toronto.
Allen Road partially closed
Allen Road will be partially closed this weekend to allow City of Toronto crews to perform annual maintenance. The road will be closed in both directions between Sheppard Avenue West to Highway 401 from 11 pm on Friday, April 27, to 5 am on Monday, April 30 (unless work is completed sooner).
The partial road closure is required for the safety of the public and the workers, according to the city.
Specific activities that will be undertaken during this closure include:
• road resurfacing
• in-depth bridge inspections and maintenance
• sign maintenance
• repainting pavement markings
• guide rail repairs
• trimming of trees on top of retaining walls and grass cutting
• litter clean up and graffiti removal.
Dufferin and Bathurst Streets are alternative routes for motorists to use during the closure.
The city will implement timing changes to traffic signals to enhance traffic flow on nearby routes, coordinate other construction work to prevent major work taking place along parallel routes, and provide real-time traffic information on the city’s overhead signs to mitigate traffic congestion resulting from the closure.
Motorists who would normally use Allen Road should allow extra time, however, to get to and from their destinations during the closure.
Events involving road closures
Besides Allen Road, two special events in Toronto this weekend will also involve road closures.
The Bum Run
On Sunday, April 29 from 7 to 10:30 am, series of lane restrictions will be in place in the area bounded by Bloor Street to the north, Spadina Avenue to the west, College Street to the south and Bay Street to the east for this annual event. In addition, a full closure of Queen’s Park from College to Bloor will be required during that period on Sunday.
On Sunday, April 29 from 9 am to 6 pm, the southbound and northbound curb lanes on University Avenue will be closed for the Khalsa Day Parade formation and dispersal areas. The parade route will be managed by Toronto Police Services.