The City of Toronto in 2016 will be coordinating its infrastructure and road improvements works to reduce the impact to residents, businesses and traffic in Toronto. The planned projects in 2016 include $263 million for roads, bridges and expressways, $227 million for sewer and watermain projects, and $71 million for basement flooding protection work.
Efforts to minimize traffic and congestion include extended work hours (including 24/7 work where feasible), traffic signal timing changes on alternate routes and bundling projects where work can be combined. Through these efforts, the City aims to reduce the length of work and ensure collaboration and efficiency to reduce impacts to residents, businesses and traffic.
Major projects for this year include:
- Completing the west deck replacement of the Gardiner Expressway from Jameson Avenue to Spadina Avenue
- Road resurfacing on Bayview Avenue from just south of Highway 401 to Steeles Avenue
- Road resurfacing on Warden Avenue from Sheppard Avenue to Steeles Avenue
- Road resurfacing on Martin Grove Road, from Vulcan Street (north of Highway 409) to Finch Avenue
- Watermain replacement and road work on Gerrard Street from Yonge Street to Sherbourne Street
- Road resurfacing on Don Mills Road from Lawrence Avenue to York Mills Road
- TTC track replacement, and road and sidewalk repairs on College Street at Bathurst Street and Lansdowne Avenue
- Watermain replacement, TTC track replacement and road resurfacing on Richmond Street from Church Street to York Street
- Watermain replacement on Queen Street from Bathurst Street to Spadina Avenue
- Trunk sewer replacement on Lake Shore Boulevard from Dwight Avenue to Superior Avenue
- Watermain replacement on Finch Avenue at Highway 27.
The City has repaired 64,000 potholes this year and residents are asked to report issues to www.toronto.ca/311 to facilitate their timely repair.
To plan their routes and avoid delays, residents are encouraged to visit www.toronto.ca/roadrestrictions for a live map of road restrictions and travel conditions. Residents can also consult www.toronto.ca/inview for further information and maps of construction activities happening across the city.