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WATCH: City says DVP/Bayview flooding can't be prevented

But city hall is looking at options down the road

That flooding we saw on the DVP Wednesday night?

It can't be prevented.

That's from city officials who say they are looking at options for down the road for when torrential rains hit.

General Manager of the city's Transportation Services department Stephen Buckley says first, they are looking at a flood mitigation strategy. What that means is they are trying to find ways to prevent water build up on the roads. One of the options being tossed around is installing valves to drain water from the roadways for a cool half a billion dollars.

However, Buckley says that may not work all the time.

The city will also begin to look at possibilities of roadwork on lower Bayview and DVP to raise the roadways above the water level of the nearby river. No estimates on how much that would cost but Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly says it would likely require both federal and provincial funding.

Until then, Kelly says city response teams are able to monitor water levels and shutdown roadways when there are problems.

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  1. don was right posted on 06/27/2014 09:40 AM
    fix this road instead of p*ssing it away on bike lanes. What economic benefit to people who ride bicycles bring to Toronto?
    1. tanjo posted on 06/27/2014 04:02 PM
      @don was right The same as those that drive. Well, exept for the gas stations I guess.
  2. john posted on 06/27/2014 02:14 PM
    just have Katleen stand on the road . she can use her evil powers to stop the flood . only problum is we would have to find a mind control devise first .
    1. tanjo posted on 06/27/2014 04:05 PM
      @john You did see the results of the last election, did you not? A mind control device is a completely plausible explanation. The only question is how to get it. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is ....
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