Concrete plan in place for new $1.4-billion transit route in Mississauga


Published April 11, 2023 at 9:08 am

Site of what will be the Hazel McCallion Line's Port Credit station, where concrete was poured recently to move that component of the LRT along. (Photo: Metrolinx)

Project leaders overseeing construction of the $1.4-billion Hazel McCallion Line have a concrete plan in place for the southernmost part of the light rail transit (LRT) route in Mississauga.

The first of four, you guessed it, concrete pours recently took place for the platform floor of what will soon take shape as the Port Credit station (see tweets below), the launch point of the 18-kilometre LRT route that will run along Hurontario St. from south Mississauga to Brampton.

A significant amount of work has taken place to date on the Port Credit component of the major transit line, which is expected to open to passengers in fall 2024.

When completed, the 19-stop LRT line will link to GO stations at Port Credit and Cooksville, the Mississauga Transitway, Square One GO Bus Terminal, Brampton Gateway Terminal, and key MiWay and Brampton Transit routes.

Meanwhile, significant strides have also been made recently on an important part of the LRT route in Mississauga’s downtown core.

Project leaders at Metrolinx took to social media last week to show progress being made on what they’ve described as “a very cool piece of urban infrastructure” being constructed just to the east of Square One Shopping Centre.

Technically, it’s known as the elevated guideway, which will eventually connect the LRT route to the City Centre station near Square One.

Metrolinx is the provincial agency overseeing the massive transit project.

Project leaders said earlier this spring that when the Hazel McCallion Line is up and running, “this dedicated LRT path will support high-order transit with reduced impact to local traffic.”

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