$40-million bridge in Mississauga will ease traffic when it opens in 2024


Published April 24, 2023 at 9:08 am

(Rendering: City of Brampton)

Construction of a long-awaited bridge over CN train tracks that’ll alleviate heavy traffic in a busy part of north Mississauga could begin as early as June.

The contract for the Goreway Bridge project was recently awarded to Alliance Verdi Civil Inc., of Bolton, external consultants have been hired to manage the undertaking and a meeting among project partners is scheduled to happen in a couple of weeks, City of Mississauga Ward 5 Councillor Carolyn Parrish announced via social media.

She added that construction could then start in June, with a completion date sometime in summer 2024.

Some three decades in the works, plans to build the Goreway Bridge in Malton took a big step forward earlier this spring with the signing of a three-way agreement between CN Rail and the cities of Mississauga and Brampton.

The long-sought-after bridge is expected to greatly reduce traffic congestion that has plagued the area for decades.

Goreway Dr. functions as a major collector roadway in Mississauga that “provides north-south connectivity for commuter, commercial and emergency services vehicles between (Mississauga and Brampton),” project officials said.

The major route crosses the CN tracks some 300 metres north of Brandon Gate Dr. in Mississauga.

More than 50 freight trains per day use the three east-west tracks, and often cause traffic to back up on Goreway Dr.

Responding online to Parrish’s announcement, Mississauga Board of Trade president and CEO Trevor McPherson applauded the news, calling it a “congestion-relieving project.”

Cost of the bridge is upwards of $40 million and will be split among the three partners–CN, and the cities of Mississauga and Brampton.

Once construction begins, “Goreway Dr. will be closed for 16 months for the construction to be completed. The construction is expected to be completed summer 2024. Once the project has been tendered, signage and additional information will be provided,” Brampton officials said in an earlier report.

The project is dubbed the Goreway Drive Grade Separation (over the CN tracks). It has stalled over the years for myriad reasons, chief among them some initial mystery as to who owned the land in question.

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