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Summer-like day sets the stage for city to unveil upcoming road work

CityNews | posted Monday, Apr 10th, 2017

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Toronto could be in for record-setting warmth on Monday, but the milder weather also means a slew of road construction is just around the corner.

Public Works Chair Jaye Robinson will unveil the city’s list of construction projects for this season later in the morning.

One of the major projects will be removing the existing ramp from the eastbound Gardiner Expressway to York, Bay and Yonge streets and replacing it with a shorter ramp to Lower Simcoe Street. The ramp will be closed to motorists starting on April 17.

Harbour Street, from Lower Simcoe to Bay streets, will also be widened from three to four lanes, to accommodate traffic flow in the area.

Also starting Monday, drivers face lane restrictions on Wellington Street from Church to York streets for watermain, streetcar track and road work. The construction is expected to continue until September.

The unveiling of summertime road construction comes on what could be the warmest day of the year so far.

680 NEWS meteorologist Harold Hosein says it is will be mainly cloudy and windy with a a high of 21 C. On Sunday, the temperature hit 20.3 C at Pearson International Airport.

Rain is expected to make its way into the region after midnight and will continue into Tuesday. The temperature is expected to remain mild at 17 C.

But cooler weather is in store for the rest of the week with temperatures in the low teens.

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