DVP toll lanes unlikely

TORONTO, Ont. — Toronto transportation officials will issue a report tomorrow, which is expected to be the final nail in the coffin of a proposal to add toll lanes to the Don Valley Parkway (DVP).

The transportation planning department is recommending scrapping the idea, which would see four toll lanes added to the DVP to help alleviate traffic congestion.

The report says "The widening of the DVP would be a major reversal of existing official plan policies and contrary to the emerging planning policy directions of the city’s new official plan. These policies have proven an effective means of limiting the growth in downtown peak-period traffic and encouraging other alternative modes of travel."

City officials fear that if a solution to traffic gridlock isn’t found soon, businesses will move out of the downtown core to areas where goods can be transported more easily.

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