$40-million Mississauga bridge will be built starting next spring

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Published December 8, 2022 at 10:05 am

(Rendering from City of Brampton)

Construction on a long-awaited bridge over CN train tracks in a busy part of north Mississauga is expected to begin next spring.

Some three decades in the works, a contract to build the Goreway Bridge in Malton, long sought after in order to alleviate heavy traffic in the area, is expected to be awarded in the coming months.

Construction will then begin in spring 2023, City of Mississauga Ward 5 Councillor Carolyn Parrish said in a recent project update on social media.

The longtime councillor for the area said negotiations with CN concerning its financial commitment to the major project were recently completed. CN senior management is now reviewing the deal.

In the meantime, Parrish continued, Mississauga and City of Brampton staff are preparing to tender the project.

“Malton has waited 30 years for this,” Parrish said in a tweet.

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.

Essentially, the bridge is needed, according to those supporting it, to alleviate heavy traffic in the area.

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.

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