Busy QEW lanes and ramps in Mississauga shut down to traffic this week
Published March 15, 2023 at 3:58 pm
Multiple QEW lanes and ramps in Mississauga will be closed to traffic tonight (March 15) through part of the weekend as crews ramp up work on the highway bridge over the Credit River.
Officials with the QEW/Credit River Improvement Project overseeing the major bridge rehabilitation project say the temporary closures start tonight (March 15) when South Sheridan Way, from Mississauga Rd. to Indian Grove, will be down one lane from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. Thursday.
Also tonight (March 15), the eastbound off-ramp to South Sheridan Way and eastbound on-ramp from South Sheridan Way will be shut down to traffic from midnight to 5 a.m.
On March 18, those same closures will be in effect from midnight to 2 p.m. the following day.
Project leaders say the closures are necessary in order to “facilitate saw cutting and island removals and temporary concrete barrier installations.”
Meanwhile, four QEW lanes and an on-ramp will be closed on Thursday night (March 16), officials say.
Two eastbound lanes from Erin Mills Pkwy. to Hurontario St. will be closed between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. (first lane) and midnight and 5 a.m. (second lane).
Two westbound lanes on that same stretch of the QEW will be closed from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. (first lane) and midnight to 5 a.m. (second lane).
In addition, the eastbound on-ramp to the QEW from northbound Mississauga Rd. will be fully closed from midnight to 5 a.m.
Officials say those closures will allow for pothole repairs on the existing Credit River Bridge.
Only three nights in all of March will not see lane or ramp closures in Mississauga as work ramps up as the weather gets warmer.
Temporary nighttime/overnight closures have been commonplace since last fall both on the QEW and nearby roads due to the massive project that began well over a year ago.
More traffic disruptions are anticipated as work proceeds in the coming weeks. Night and weekend work along the 2.6-km stretch of the QEW from Hurontario St. to Mississauga Rd. is expected to impact traffic for the duration of the project.
For more details, visit the project website.