The construction season is about to get more painful in Toronto.
With several incidents of falling concrete from the Gardiner Expressway in the last few weeks, the city is moving ahead to get the highway fixed up, with a period of significant repairs starting this summer.
The city, in a report on the state of the Gardiner, said the highway is structurally sound but salt has had an impact.
“The Gardiner is very safe, but clearly because of the pieces that are falling, we’re going to do everything we can to continue to make it safe,” Public Works committee chair councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong said.
The city will increase what it spends annually on the Expressway from $10-million to $15-million for the next decade.
Construction crews will start with the Jarvis and Bay ramps. They are scheduled to be closed from July until September.
There will also be more inspections along the entire structure to make sure no other pieces fall off.