Busy QEW lanes in Mississauga closed to traffic starting tonight
Published March 2, 2023 at 9:33 am
Several eastbound and westbound QEW lanes in Mississauga will shut down to traffic starting at 10 p.m. tonight (March 2) and continuing overnight 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 lane closures will take place on the QEW eastbound between Erin Mills Pkwy. and Hurontario St. (two lanes) and the QEW westbound from Hurontario St. to Mississauga Rd. (two lanes).
Tonight’s eastbound QEW closures will take place from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. (first lane) and midnight to 5 a.m. (second lane).
Westbound closures will be in effect from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. (first lane) and midnight to 5 a.m. (second lane).
In addition, the on-ramp from northbound Mississauga Rd. to the eastbound QEW will fully close tonight from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. Friday morning.
“This closure is to facilitate a bridge inspection of the existing Credit River Bridge,” project officials said in a work update.
If the work doesn’t go ahead Thursday night, for weather-related or other reasons, tomorrow night (March 3) will be used as a contingency date, officials say.
Also, two eastbound lanes and two westbound lanes of the QEW will be closed at various times on different nights from March 6 to 31, with 10 p.m. marking the earliest shutdown and 7 a.m. the latest reopening the following morning.
Project officials say the shutdowns will allow for “highway staging implementation” as work is set to ramp up during the warmer spring and summer months.
Officials note that the work depends on the weather and can be rescheduled at any time.
Temporary nighttime/overnight closures have been commonplace since last fall both on the QEW and on Mississauga Rd. where it connects with the busy highway due to the massive project that began well over a year ago.
All work is being completed in order to facilitate ongoing winter staging activities or prep work for spring and summer, project officials say, adding 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.