Oct 19, 2012
By Scott Walker
A report by an outside engineering firm has concluded that there are areas of the underside of the Gardiner Expressway that still pose a “significant hazard to public safety.”
IBI group uncovered problems in six areas that the city had considered safe. The outside engineers recommend the city install protective measures, such as debris netting, fibre reinforced plastic, and closing areas beneath the Gardiner to pedestrians.
Councillor Denzil Minan-Wong, Chair of the City’s Public Works and Infrastructure Committee, says the city commissioned the report to find out if there were additional problems. Now that they’ve been confirmed, his committee will recommend that the city adopt better investigation techniques, and increase the budget for Gardiner repairs from $15-million to $35-million.