$40-million bridge will open to traffic late next year in Mississauga

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Published July 18, 2023 at 9:58 am

(Rendering: City of Brampton)

A long-awaited bridge over CN train tracks that’s expected to greatly alleviate heavy traffic in north Mississauga is on schedule to open to vehicles in December 2024.

City of Mississauga Ward 5 Councillor Carolyn Parrish said via social media this week that after decades of planning, construction of the $40-million Goreway Bridge is tentatively planned to begin on Aug. 8.

That would put things on schedule for a December 2024 completion of the overpass, the councillor added.

The long-sought-after bridge is expected to greatly reduce traffic congestion that has plagued the Malton area of Mississauga 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.

Final contracts for the Goreway Bridge were signed on May 11, Parrish said earlier via social media.

The contract for the project was awarded to Alliance Verdi Civil Inc., of Bolton, and external consultants have been hired to manage the undertaking.

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

 

Responding earlier to Parrish’s announcement in the spring, Mississauga Board of Trade president and CEO Trevor McPherson applauded the news, calling the bridge 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,” Parrish said earlier.

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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