24-hour tunnelling work will be a bit noisy and limit access to dog park in Mississauga


Published May 7, 2024 at 3:57 pm

Road work near dog park in Mississauga.
Road work is being completed over the next month or so near Totoredaca Dog Park in Mississauga's north end.

Access to a popular leash-free dog park in Mississauga’s north end will be impacted starting next week and continuing through the first week of June as work crews put in a new watermain on a main road.

Region of Peel officials in charge of the project on the section of Meadowvale Boulevard in front of Totoredeca Dog Park (see map below) said in an online notice the plan is to shut down the entrance from May 13 through June 7 to allow the work to be done.

They added “the contractor will soon be constructing open-cut watermain across the entrance to Totoredaca Dog Park,” one of 12 leash-free areas in Mississauga.

The closure dates are an estimate, officials said, noting weather and other events could impact the timeline.

Officials said work in the area began in January and involves “both open-cut methodology and by using an underground tunnelling methodology that will not require digging trenches in certain areas.”

Trench work will be undertaken for a short period of time along the entrance to the park between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. on weekdays.

Project leaders added “consistent 24-hour work” using a tunnelling machine is also required, meaning there will be noise in the area during construction.

Region officials in charge of the project noted the importance of watermains, which are underground pipes that bring tap water from Peel water treatment plants to area homes and other buildings and facilities.

“As our population grows, we need to build larger watermains to keep providing high-quality water services,” the Region said in the online notice.

Officials added the trench work could cause temporary damage to roads, curbs, sidewalks, boulevards, lawns and bottoms of driveways. Any damages will be repaired, they said.

Map shows area where work is taking place. (Image: Region of Peel)

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