Here Are Some Major Construction Projects to be Aware of in Mississauga
There's an old saying popular amongst dads everywhere that goes, "there are two seasons in Canada: Winter and Construction."
The City of Mississauga recently announced that the arrival of warmer spring weather signals the start of road reconstruction and resurfacing, infrastructure works, bridge rehabilitation, creek erosion repairs, pothole repairs and drainage improvements.
This means that residents can expect to encounter a number of construction projects over the coming months.
"This year, we have a very busy road construction season that is now underway with 23 planned and eight continuing projects from 2018," said Geoff Wright, commissioner, Transportation and Works, in a statement.
"The City is rehabilitating and resurfacing 87 streets or 46 kilometres between spring and fall 2019. When complete, these construction projects will make commuting easier for residents and visitors."
Mayor Bonnie Crombie with Mississauga construction crew
The city says it has a number of road construction projects underway this year, including the rebuild of Mavis Road from south of Courtneypark Drive and Sombrero Way to north of Twain Avenue and Knotty Pine Grove.
According to the city, this $10 million project began in 2018 and will increase capacity on Mavis Road and upgrade the bridge over Fletcher's Creek. As part of this project, a multi-purpose trail will be built on the west side of Mavis Road. Construction for the project started up again on March 25 and will reduce traffic by one lane in each direction.
The project should be completed by October.
Other significant projects that may impact commuters include work on Torbram Road for the construction of two rail underpasses and the ongoing preparations for the Hurontario Light Rail Transit Project (LRT). Crews are relocating utilities in advance of LRT construction on Hurontario Road and Rathburn Road. Both of these projects may cause temporary lane restrictions.
So, what other projects can you expect in 2019:
- Residential resurfacing - About 72 streets amounting to 27.9 km
- Major and industrial resurfacing - About 15 streets amounting to 18.1 km
- Rehabilitation - Mavis Road from south of Courtneypark Drive and Sombrero Way to north of Twain Avenue and Knotty Grove
Creek erosion repairs:
- Cooksville Creek (four different locations)
- Levi Creek
- Mary Fix Creek
- Moore Creek
Bridge work - Four rehabilitation projects of bridge structures to protect the surrounding area from floods:
- Willow Lane culvert over Credit River Tributary
- Central Parkway East (west and east bridge lanes over Cooksville Creek)
- King Street Bridge, over Cooksville Creek
Additional work to maintain the city's 5,600 kilometres of roads includes filling potholes, building 24 noise walls, 1.8 km of new sidewalks and 6.7 km of new multi-use trails.
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