Apr. 14, 2017

"Gardiner Expressway overloaded"

"The Gardiner is congested, yes; but it’s not deteriorating because of overloading from too many cars and trucks – It’s deteriorating from the inside out due to corrosion and expansion of the steel reinforcing bars inside the concrete – New concrete won’t stick to old concrete and they can’t replace the reinforcing inside without demolishing and replacing it section by section – This is costlier in the end than just tearing it down and replacing it with something else – There have been many proposals for replacing it over the years; none of them improve congestion much, but they need to do something before it starts falling down on it’s own "

Phil Prentice - Apr 14'17