The Gardner Expressway will probably cause the most frustration for commuters.
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Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) April 10, 2014
Sure-Seal Pavement Maintenance Inc. (http://www.SureSealPavement.com), the Greater Toronto Area’s (GTA) leading pavement maintenance and repair company, is releasing its expert opinion on the heavy spending being put into damaged roads across the GTA this summer.
The City of Toronto plans to spend $215 million on roughly 185 kilometres of roads that need repair. It will be a rough time for commuters, as several major routes will be affected by the construction work. (Source: Hanstke, H. and Criger, E., “Toronto to spend $215 million on summer road work,” CityNews web site, April 7, 2014; http://www.citynews.ca/2014/04/07/toronto-to-spend-215m-on-summer-road-work/.)
“The Gardner Expressway will probably cause the most frustration for commuters,” says Lance Bradshaw, president and CEO of Sure-Seal Pavement Maintenance Inc. “However, there are many other routes that will also be affected by the construction.”
Some of the projects are slated to last until December of 2016, with a break between June and August of 2015 to accommodate the Pan Am Games, so drivers have to recognize that there will be delays. In addition, summers in Toronto are typically known for heavy construction, and with 130 high-rise building projects already slated to happen this year on top of the road repairs, commuting could possibly become a nightmare for anyone driving in and out of the city on a daily basis. (Source: Evans, P., “130 highrise building projects in Toronto lead North America,” CBC web site, January 21, 2014; http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/130-highrise-building-projects-in-toronto-lead-north-america-1.2504776.)
Roadwork can be timely, but these projects are necessary,” Bradshaw adds. “That means commuters will have to find different modes of travel, plan out different routes, carpool, or travel at low traffic volume times of the day whenever possible.”
Bradshaw notes that pothole repair will also be a huge issue for Toronto, with over 120,000 having already been filled this year—double the amount as this time last year. Toronto will also spend an additional $60.0 million on upgrading the infrastructure of water and sewer mains.
“Twenty-one years in this business has taught us a lot about these types of paving projects,” Bradshaw concludes. “Sure-Seal is equipped to handle parking lots and roadways with durable, commercial-grade pavement systems built to last against the weather, the sun, and the damaging effects of petroleum and other chemical spills.”
Sure-Seal Pavement Maintenance Inc. is a 20-year-old pavement maintenance contractor that services commercial, industrial, retail, office, and corporate property owners and managers throughout the Ontario region. The company provides both new construction and repair of asphalt pavement surfaces, including parking lots and roadways. With its headquarters in Brampton and an operations facility in Toronto, Sure-Seal Pavement Maintenance Inc. serves the Greater Toronto Area, including Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon, Barrie, Markham, Newmarket, Aurora, Oakville, Burlington, Milton, Richmond Hill, Pickering, Ajax, Whitby, Oshawa, and more. To learn more about Sure-Seal Pavement Maintenance Inc., visit the company’s web site at http://www.SureSealPavement.com or contact Sure-Seal Pavement Maintenance Inc. by phone at 1-888-PAVEMENT (1-888-728-3636), by e-mail at info(at)suresealpavement(dot)com, or by fax at 905-786-6879.