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F.G. Gardiner Expressway Rehabilitation Project: Section 1

Toronto, Ontario

Section 1 of the Gardiner project includes full superstructure replacement between Cherry Street and Jarvis Street, rehabilitation of three ramps, as well as installation of new street lighting, and a Road Emergency Services Communication Unit (RESCU) system. The City’s first project as part of the Gardiner Expressway Strategic Rehabilitation Plan will:

  • Rehabilitate the westbound off-ramp leading to Yonge, Bay and York Streets
  • Replace the entire concrete deck and steel girders of the Expressway between Jarvis Street and Cherry Street
  • Replace the westbound off-ramp at Sherbourne Street and the eastbound on-ramp at Jarvis Street

This work is using an innovative construction method called Accelerated Bridge Construction, which can reduce the construction time by approximately 40 per cent and minimize the impact on the travelling public as well as reduce noise and dust impacts. A full overview of construction work can be viewed on the City of Toronto’s website.

CLIENT
City of Toronto

VALUE
$248 million

START DATE
Third Quarter 2018

ESTIMATED COMPLETION
2021

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1.1
KM LENGTH OF SECTION BETWEEN CHERRY STREET AND JARVIS STREET

40%
REDUCED CONSTRUCTION TIME USING ACCELERATED BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION

Six decades ago, when it was first built with the help of Aecon predecessor – The Foundation Company – it was considered a transportation marvel that brought essential relief to a rapidly growing city. The addition of a new expressway to physically connect the larger region and offer a convenient thoroughfare for the downtown core was welcomed by many. Today, the Gardiner continues its diligent service while ongoing maintenance and a major rehabilitation effort will ensure safe passage for the tens of thousands who continue to rely on this vital roadway every day.

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