The City of Toronto’s announced the beginning of this year’s construction season, prompting many motorists to ask themselves ”Does it every really end?”
Public Works committee chair Councillor Jaye Robinson was at Parliament and Gerrard Streets to announce more than 200 projects, including 60 major ones, are planned for roads, bridges, sewers and watermains.
The city will invest over $720-million to maintain and upgrade infrastructure, including $360-million on roads, expressways and bridges, $299-million on sewers and watermains, and just over $61-million on basement flooding protection.
To help speed things along and to minimize traffic congestion, the City will extend hours for key projects, bundle them and change traffic-signal timing on parallel routes.
The city has a web-based map available here that identifies ongoing and emergency road construction, travel conditions and special events that affect travel.