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Wed Dec 12, 2012, 08:31 AM

Toronto: Gardiner Expressway becoming unstable, city documents reveal

from the Toronto Star:

Gardiner Expressway becoming unstable, city documents reveal

Robyn Doolittle
Urban Affairs Reporter

City engineers believe nearly half the elevated portion of the Gardiner Expressway is becoming structurally unstable and have asked for half a billion dollars to tear out problem sections and rebuild them over the next decade.

Of particular concern is the two-kilometre stretch east of Jarvis St., which will be unsafe to drive on in as little as six years if left as is, staff warn.

Another kilometre-long patch between Strachan Ave. and Rees St. is in similar condition.

City staff has requested $505 million in capital funding to make the repairs. The work requires ripping out the road down to the steel girder frame and will have significant and prolonged traffic implications. ....................(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/cityhallpolitics/article/1301004--gardiner-expressway-becoming-unstable-city-documents-reveal

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