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Allen Road in Toronto will be completely closed this weekend for maintenance – Toronto

Allen Road in Toronto will be completely closed this weekend for maintenance – Toronto

The city of Toronto says Allen Road will be completely closed for maintenance this weekend.

In a press release, officials said the closure will begin Friday at 7 p.m. 23:00 and lasts until Monday at

The road will be restricted from Sheppard Avenue West to Eglinton Avenue West, including on- and off-ramps at Highway 401.

Alternative routes for drivers include Keele, Dufferin and Bathurst streets as well as Avenue Road.

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“A complete closure of Allen Road for a weekend is an important and safe way that road workers, engineers and stakeholders in the city as well as Toronto Toronto Hydro can make improvements and keep the highway in top condition,” the release said.

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Officials said it would take an estimated 20 to 30 separate days of lane closures to complete the same amount of work that crews will perform over the weekend with a full closure.

Traffic lights around Allen Road will be “actively adjusted” to improve traffic flow on nearby routes during the closure, officials added.

“Those planning to drive in the area this weekend should expect delays, be encouraged to plan their trips ahead, leave plenty of extra time and consider using public transport where possible,” the statement said.

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