$40-million bridge in Mississauga will ‘finally’ be built to ease heavy traffic
Published March 24, 2023 at 3:00 pm
A long-awaited bridge over CN train tracks that’s expected to alleviate heavy traffic in a busy part of north Mississauga is now one important step closer to completion.
Some three decades in the works, plans to build the Goreway Bridge in Malton took a big step forward with the signing of a three-way agreement between CN Rail and the cities of Mississauga and Brampton.
“CN Rail signed the three-part agreement with Brampton and Mississauga. Competitive bids have closed. 2023 will be the year of the Goreway Bridge,” City of Mississauga Ward 5 Councillor Carolyn Parrish said today (March 24) via Twitter. “Finally! The Goreway Bridge begins.”
Parrish, the longtime councillor for the area, described it as a “momentous day,” noting that with the agreement for the major project signed and the contract expected to be awarded in the near future, the shovels will soon be in the ground–perhaps as soon as this spring.
The bridge is expected to be completed in summer 2024.
“Malton has waited 30 years for this,” Parrish said in an earlier tweet.
MOMENTOUS DAY! CN Rail signed the three part agreement with Brampton and Mississauga. Competitive bids have closed. 2023 will be the year of the Goreway Bridge! Huge thank you to Sam Rogers on our staff who stick handled this with great skill! FINALLY! The Goreway Bridge begins! pic.twitter.com/98CfS0ImK6
— Carolyn Parrish (@carolynhparrish) March 24, 2023
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 the two cities,” 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.
Cost of the project 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.
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.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising