Update as of Sep 10:

 Good news! Crews have made great progress on the Lawrence Avenue East bridge over the DVP and have completed construction that impacts the DVP southbound on-ramp from westbound Lawrence Avenue East three weeks early. The southbound DVP on-ramp from westbound Lawrence Avenue East is open starting on Saturday, September 7. Traffic barrels on Lawrence Ave E in that area are also being removed today. 

Restrictions on the DVP shoulders at Don Mills Road (northbound), Spanbridge Road, Wynford Drive and Lawrence Avenue East bridges continue and the northbound DVP on-ramp from eastbound Lawrence Avenue East remain closed as crews continue their work.

 

Update as of Aug 30:

 Important Message for Ward 16 Residents from Traffic Management, Transportation Services, City of Toronto

  Important work to rehabilitate a number of bridges over the DVP, including the Lawrence Avenue East bridge, has been taking place all summer and will continue into the fall. And with students returning to school on Tuesday, traffic volumes will be back to normal which could mean delays.

 We’ve added detour signs to help you get you on your way. If you would normally use the DVP to travel south from Lawrence Avenue East, please consider using the southbound DVP ramp at York Mills Road, or another alternate route like Victoria Park Avenue.

If you are travelling westbound on Lawrence Avenue and need to go south on the DVP while the ramp is closed, here is a suggested detour and map: 

Map: http://bit.ly/DetourLawrenceAveE

 

Detour 1

 Turn on to Underhill Drive

  • Turn left on Brookbanks Drive
  • Turn right on Laurentide Drive
  • Turn left on Silverdale Crescent
  • Turn right at Silverdale Crescent on to York Mills Road
  • Follow signs on York Mills Road to the DVP southbound ramp

Detour 2

  • Turn on to Underhill Drive
  • Turn left on Brookbanks Drive
  • Turn right on Laurentide Drive and continue to York Mills Road
  • Follow signs on York Mills Road to the DVP southbound ramp

Detour 3

  • Turn on to Underhill Drive
  • Turn right on Brookbanks Drive
  • Turn left on Fenside Drive
  • Turn left on York Mills Road
  • Follow signs on York Mills Road to the DVP southbound ramp

More information on the important and on-going bridge work is available at toronto.ca/dvp

 

Update as of Aug 28:

We are glad to let you know that the contractor delivering work on the Lawrence Ave bridge over the DVP is making great progress! Below is further information on the project.

 

Stage 2 currently in progress:

  • Timeline: 24 hours a day,7 days a week| Mid to late August to October
  • The northbound DVP on-ramp from eastbound Lawrence Avenue East and the southbound DVP on-ramp from westbound Lawrence Avenue East is closed.
  • The southbound DVP on-ramp from northbound Don Mills Road is closed.
  • The northbound and southbound shoulders of the DVP are closed at Don Mills Road, Spanbridge Road, Wynford Drive and Lawrence Avenue East.

For those looking to learn more, in addition to repair work on the underside of the bridge, the contractor is also making repairs to an abutment on the west side of the bridge – which is why the on-ramp is closed. The following work is taking place on the abutment:

• All of the bridge bearings and the bearing pedestals must be replaced – the bearings are a connection between the bridge deck and the abutment that allow for controlled movement that is experienced from thermal expansion / contraction or seismic activity. In order to replace the bearings and pedestals, the structure is raised or jacked up to allow for this work. When the bridge is jacked up, it is only raised a few millimetres – just enough to allow for the old bearings to be taken out and the new ones slid into place. Drivers on the top of the bridge, on Lawrence Ave., will not notice when the bridge is jacked up.
• Re-facing the concrete abutment; this involves chipping away concrete that is uneven / deteriorated and placing a new concrete surface.
• Making repairs to the retaining walls on the west side of the bridge.
• Replacing the lighting under the bridge.

The City’s contractor has been working diligently to complete work within the scheduled early October deadline, and continues to look at ways of accelerating completion. Please be aware of these closures when you are on the road. As residents of this neighbourhood, you may experience higher than normal traffic levels in your residential communities due to these closures. More information can be found at www.toronto.ca/dvp. 

Please don’t hesitate to contact our office if we can be of further assistance.