I doubt any money would go to that, as it's planned to be demolished RSN.
The on-ramp is closed to avoid 'congestion' or lane switching on the Gardiner east of Jarvis. Not sure it's necessary but it will be closed until they finish the new Gardiner-DVP junction.Is that why they closed off the Jarvis eastbound on-ramp? Never understood why they did all the work to update the Jarvis section, and then kept the on-ramp closed off. It was useful to jump on from there to get to the DVP.
I found your old post below that clarified this. .The on-ramp is closed to avoid 'congestion' or lane switching on the Gardiner east of Jarvis. Not sure it's necessary but it will be closed until they finish the new Gardiner-DVP junction.
This came to Council in June 2021. The rationale is:
"The intersection of Lake Shore Boulevard/Lower Jarvis Street/Gardiner Expressway Lower Jarvis Ramp is controlled by traffic signals. The eastbound approach lanes on the off-ramp operate on a fully protected phase, resulting in a split phase with the eastbound movements on Lake Shore Boulevard East. The purpose of the split phasing is to allow eastbound movements from Lake Shore Boulevard East to safely weave through two traffic lanes to access the on-ramp, with no conflicting movements from the off-ramp. In order to maximise the effectiveness and efficiency of the lane reconfiguration, removal of the split phasing is recommended. This will allow eastbound movements from the off-ramp and Lake Shore Boulevard East to cross the intersection simultaneously. Consequently, the weaving manoeuvre to access the on-ramp from Lake Shore Boulevard East will now conflict with eastbound movements from the offramp. Therefore, closure of the eastbound on-ramp from Lower Jarvis Street is recommended to eliminate any potential conflicts and unsafe manoeuvres." See: https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-166845.pdf
not only necessary.. City of TO created a dangerous bottleneck @ Jarvis Off ramp...Totally not necessary. There was NEVER any congestion in that part of the Gardiner east of Jarvis when that ramp was open. Never. That was one of the lightest traffic, fast flowing part of the Gardiner when the ramp was open. Totally unnecessary to keep it shut. Just like it's totally unnecessary that Rosedale Valley Road is a 40km/h zone! So nuts. I mean hell, just make all the roads in Toronto 30km/h zones with speed bumps at this rate.
The eastbound on-ramp at Bay is scheduled to go - in 2024 or 2025 I think, when Harbour Street is continued further east.not only necessary.. City of TO created a dangerous bottleneck @ Jarvis Off ramp...
might have been a better idea to:
- close Ramp to the gardner east @ Rees St to keep merging lane on gardner only for Jarvis off ramp
- divert traffic to use Bay on ramp and Jarvis on ramp to get onto the gardner
- return to previous lane configuration/traffic lights @ intersection of Jarvis / Lakeshore
- manage traffic flow by synchronize traffic lights