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Warm weather and major road closures ahead this weekend

04/17/2015 06:13 EDT | Updated 07/04/2015 02:59 EDT
Along with the good weather, Torontonians can expect a weekend of road closures affecting several major routes throughout the city.

The Allen Expressway will be shutdown all weekend in order make room for two 400 tonne drills to be moved from one side of the still-under construction crosstown tunnel to the other. Metrolinx is bringing in bleachers, so people can sit and watch the engineering feat, which is set to start around 2 a.m.

Moving the massive machinery is expected to take as long as five hours to move just one of the two drills crews have to relocate. The Allen will reopen on Monday morning at 5 a.m.

Sinking tracks on the Lakeshore

Crews will also attempt to smooth things out along the Lakeshore Boulevard, near Carlaw Avenue, where rail tracks have been sinking into the ground. The repairs are emergency work that the city did not plan, so expect many drivers to be caught off guard by the work.

Yonge Street 10K

A 10 kilometre race will close Toronto's main artery, Yonge Street, on Sunday. The race route winds its way from Yonge and Castlefield Avenue to Fort York Boulevard. These closures will last until about around 2 p.m.

Sports day

The Raptors will kick off the NBA playoffs tomorrow just after Noon at the Air Canada Centre, and the Jays are also in action at the Rogers Centre at 1 p.m. The two events will all but guarantee traffic chaos near the two stadiums, where parking will be hard to come by. Try to take public transit, if you can.

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