The scope of work for Contract No. 18ECS-TI-01GE involves replacing the 1.1 kilometres of concrete deck and girders of the Expressway between Jarvis Street and Cherry Street, replacing the westbound off-ramp at Sherbourne Street and the eastbound on-ramp at Jarvis Street, rehabilitating the westbound off-ramp leading to Yonge, Bay and York Streets, and installing new street lighting along the Expressway and ramps. Construction is planned to commence in the Fall of 2018 and be completed by the end of 2020
Nah, your explanation is great and provided some much needed answers. I see this giant sarcophagus forming, and that it's simply to repair the existing expwy and has little to do with the rejigging is news to me. Will have to rectify what I've been telling people.I guess I could've also just gone to the previous page instead of trying to look up the details. This picture specifies its for the Gardiner.
This is after they buried it in a very, very expensive tunnel. Not sure if it's the best example.I'm sure many have already seen this but I'm putting it here for documentation purposes. What is happening in another city ->
And the motivation there was mainly to avoid damage & injuries/deaths from a future earthquake.This is after they buried it in a very, very expensive tunnel.
If I lived close to work in a town of 300k I would probably bike too. A bit more difficult when you are 10km+ from the work place.While Toronto is still worshipping the automobile, other cities around the world are banning them.
I'm not sure why the alternatives to commuting by car are limited to cycling.If I lived close to work in a town of 300k I would probably bike too. A bit more difficult when you are 10km+ from the work place.
I bike from central Etobicoke to work downtown and back every day. 15 km one way.Work starts on the rehab of the Gardiner between Jarvis and Cherry Sts with closure of the WB offramp to York/Bay/Yonge for reconstruction starting tonight: https://www.cp24.com/news/it-will-no-doubt-be-disruptive-yonge-bay-york-off-ramp-from-wb-gardiner-to-close-1.4508183
First part of the $2.3B work to rehab the existing highway. Closures of other ramps will follow later before this contract is completed in 2021.
If I lived close to work in a town of 300k I would probably bike too. A bit more difficult when you are 10km+ from the work place.
Sure, Sydney has an extensive and growing tunnelled expressway system which is more often than not a delight to use. But Sydney tolls these roads, and that would be unacceptable in Toronto.Thought it might be interesting to note that Sydney opened the first phase of it's new underground M4 freeway this week.
The tunnel extends the M4 motorway 5.5km closer to downtown. It's the first of a 3 phase project that will create a new, almost entirely underground loop from the M4 to the M5 near the airport. This includes a new full free-flow interchange just north of the airport and several other complicated tunnel interchanges and access routes.
While the project won't run directly downtown, it will connect to the Western Distribution Freeway which is a downtown freeway that already exists and ends about 2km outside of downtown.
The first major stage of Sydney’s WestConnex project was officially opened to traffic at 2am this morning, more than three years after construction started on the $3.8 billion underground section.www.news.com.au
A map of the full project is available here: