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Don Valley Parkway closed all weekend for maintenance

Crews are taking on numerous tasks, including paving. Twitter / @cityoftoronto

The Don Valley Parkway is closed all weekend for annual maintenance.

The closure took effect at 11 p.m. Friday (Aug. 14) and is expected to remain in place until 5 a.m. Monday (Aug. 17).

The entire expressway is closed — from Highway 401 to the Gardiner Expressway.

Crews are expected to pave the roadway, inspect bridges, remove debris and graffiti, and repair potholes, among other tasks.

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Officials said the amount of work being done during the 54-hour closure would equate to around 30 days of lane closures to complete the same work.

Some ActiveTO closures have been cancelled for this weekend as a result of the maintenance.

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ActiveTO, which sees the closure of major roadways in the city so people have more room to move around amid the coronavirus pandemic, has been happening each weekend in recent months.

Lake Shore Boulevard East and Bayview Avenue are not closed as they normally would be to allow for alternate routes around the DVP closure.

Lake Shore Boulevard West from Stadium Road to Windemere Avenue is still closed for the program.

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