• Councillor Mark Grimes

Updates to Road Closures and Restrictions website

The City of Toronto has revamped its website with a new road restrictions map that will provide real-time information on roadwork and other activities that are taking place on city streets so residents can get around the city easily. Residents will have the opportunity to look at the impacts of the road restrictions and see the level of severity – ranging from major to moderate to minor – as they prepare to travel.

The map can be accessed at http://www.toronto.ca/roadrestrictions.

In addition to the map, the City has installed 40 cameras on routes that run parallel to expressways as well as in the area of Pan Am Games venues. The additional cameras increase the City's capacity to monitor its road network and will enable staff to respond more quickly to incidents, thereby helping to keep traffic moving and minimizing congestion.

The City is also expanding its travel time services by installing two portable message signs – one on the approach to the Don Valley Parkway and one as drivers approach the Gardiner Expressway – to provide travellers with expressway travel time and traffic accident information before they reach the ramps that lead to the roadway. 

As part of the pilot project, a sign has been deployed at the eastbound Eglinton Avenue approach to the DVP while a second sign, at the southbound Kipling Avenue approach to the Queensway and the Gardiner Expressway, will be installed within the next two weeks.