August 12, 2013
Ontario Government Ensuring Safety and Durability of ParkwayOntario has retained a group of leading experts in structural engineering to review concerns about certain concrete girders used on the Rt. Hon. Herb Gray Parkway and make recommendations on next steps.
Chaired by Harvey J. Kirsh, a recognized authority in construction law, the experts will assess the safety, durability, quality and performance of girders containing tack-welded steel. Part of the review will involve assessing the girders' compliance with any applicable act, code or regulation.
The girders in question will be removed if their safety and durability cannot be assured and compliance concerns cannot be addressed. All findings will be made public.
Investing in modern infrastructure is part of the government's plan to create jobs, strengthen communities and help people in their everyday lives.
Ministry of Transportation