Expect traffic delays, noise on major road for next 11 months in Mississauga
Published February 5, 2024 at 12:33 pm
Motorists using a busy section of Hurontario Street in the south end of Mississauga and area residents will experience traffic delays and increased noise for the rest of the year as crews work on the $4.6-billion Hazel McCallion light-rail transit route.
Project leaders overseeing the massive Mississauga-to-Brampton transit initiative say motorists, businesses and area residents can expect temporary lane closures, restricted turning areas and other minor disruptions until December on the section of Hurontario Street from the QEW south to Park Street by Port Credit GO station (see map below).
Officials with Metrolinx, the provincial agency in charge of the Hazel McCallion Line LRT project, say most of the road work is scheduled to take place Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. through the end of 2024.
Additionally, they note, the work will “take place within the staged area delineated by traffic control barrels and temporary fencing.”
Officials add that some overnight and weekend work may also be required as project leaders aim to have the 18-kilometre LRT line ready to take its first passengers by end of this year or early in 2025.
According to Metrolinx, construction crews “continue to upgrade and relocate important utility infrastructure in Mississauga south in advance of road widening for LRT guideway construction that is expected later this year.”
The work, officials continue, includes the introduction of new watermains and the installation of new stormwater, electrical and telecommunications infrastructure along Hurontario Street between Park Street and the QEW.
“Construction will be staged on the west side of Hurontario Street with active lanes of traffic on the east side,” project leaders note.
“Once the new stormwater infrastructure is installed along the west side of Hurontario Street, this staging will allow for the completion of the flood walls and new bridge structure over Mary Fix Creek, connecting Eaglewood Boulevard in the east with Oriole Avenue in the west. The Inglewood Drive intersection will be decommissioned once the new intersection at Eaglewood Boulevard is complete.”
Officials added that specific public notification will be provided “when there is a requirement for a temporary road closure or overnight/weekend work. We will also communicate with individual property owners concerning potential property access requirements such as utility connections and temporary driveway closures.”
Finally, officials note that residents and businesses near the work site can expect to hear noise and vibration caused by trucks, excavators, loaders, triaxles, backhoes and other construction equipment related to the work.
When completed, the Hazel McCallion Line will whisk riders from Port Credit GO in south Mississauga all the way north into Brampton via Hurontario Street, with 19 stops along the way.
Metrolinx is currently studying the feasibility of extending the line by three kilometres into downtown Brampton and reintroducing the “downtown loop” to the City Centre area of Mississauga. The latter component would add several stops to the route.
The agency is expected to report back to the provincial government in the coming days.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising