$136 million in road work, other projects planned for busy Mississauga construction season


Published May 18, 2023 at 2:03 pm

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Significant all-around upgrades to a major roadway in west Mississauga, ongoing construction associated with the new Hazel McCallion light-rail transit (LRT) route and the resurfacing of many city roads are among $136.4 million in infrastructure projects planned for a busy Mississauga construction season this year.

City of Mississauga officials say construction season, which runs from April to December each year, is well underway in 2023 and once again features major investments “…to repair, maintain and expand transportation and stormwater infrastructure.”

This year’s tab is considerably greater than what’s been spent in recent years. Last year, the City spent $89 million on similar projects across Mississauga and in 2021 that figure was $76 million.

The 2023 projects, of which there are 21, will help reduce the risk of flooding and keep residents moving safely on roads, sidewalks, multi-use trails and along cycling infrastructure, Mississauga officials say.

This year’s work also includes the continuation of five 2022 projects, the City notes.

“As Mississauga continues to grow and mature, ongoing investments in our infrastructure are essential to keeping you moving safely and efficiently through the city and protecting homes and businesses from intense rainfall and flooding,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie in a news release. “I want to thank residents for their patience as this essential work is completed.”

Construction projects within the City’s Roads and Stormwater Capital Programs include road resurfacing, sidewalk and multi-use trail construction, and bridge repairs. Construction projects also include erosion control work along creeks, dredging and maintenance of stormwater management ponds and facilities as well as maintaining the City’s stormwater infrastructure.

“Our 2022 construction season delivered concrete results and this year will be no different. Our main priorities, especially on our roadways, is the safety of the travelling public, limiting delays and ensuring residents can move as they choose, whether it’s by foot, bike, transit, mobility device or vehicle,” said Geoff Wright, Mississauga’s commissioner of transportation and works. “One of our major projects will be taking place along The Collegeway, from Winston Churchill Boulevard to Mississauga Road (in west Mississauga). This project will include pavement rehabilitation, intersection improvements, new traffic signals and street lights, repairs to curbs, sidewalks and catch basins as well as the installation of cycle tracks from Winston Churchill Boulevard to South Millway.”

Meanwhile, the Hazel McCallion Line, an LRT route that will run 18 kilometres along Hurontario St. from south Mississauga to Brampton, remains on schedule to open to passengers in fall 2024.

In the meantime, residents and commuters will continue to see major construction continuing along the Hurontario St. corridor between Port Credit GO station and Hwy. 407, City officials say.

Ongoing spring maintenance and cleanup also continues to maintain the City’s 5,700 kilometres of roads, including filling potholes, sweeping streets, repairing sidewalks and sod damaged by winter operations and clearing litter and debris, Wright noted.

With all of this ongoing work, residents are reminded to be cautious when travelling near construction sites, adhere to all site signs and barricades and to be respectful and give crews space as they work, City officials say.

Residents who want to know what kind of construction projects are happening in their neighbourhood or along their commute, as well as who to contact if they have any questions, can visit the City of Mississauga’s online construction map.

Part of the City’s 2023 plan also includes an ongoing strategy to control rodents on construction sites.

“The City will continue to effectively control pests through its Construction Pest Control Program. All construction projects will be assessed on a project-by-project basis to ensure the necessary pest control measures are implemented,” City officials say.

Information on Mississauga’s construction season is also available by calling 311.

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