Here’s What’s Happening with New LRT Construction in Mississauga

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The LRT is moving forward, and while that's good news for the city—truly, it is—the lengthy construction process will affect some commutes.

But construction is a small price to pay for one of the biggest infrastructure projects the city has ever seen.

The LRT, a $1 billion higher-order transit project being carried out by Metrolinx, will span 18 km and run from Port Credit GO at Lakeshore Rd. in the south to the Brampton Gateway Terminal at Steeles Ave in the north. The LRT will boast 19 stops and provide connections to the Port Credit and Cooksville GO stations, Mississauga Transitway, MiWay and Zum transit lines.

Initially, it was slated to run 20 km and feature 22 stops, but Metrolinx recently announced it was chopping the City Centre loop to reduce costs.

While this news came as quite a shock, the city said it was happy to hear the project was proceeding as planned after the provincial NDP raised the alarm that the Ford government might scrap it altogether back in 2018.

Metrolinx recently announced that more construction is or will be underway on one of the city's major streets.

What's coming up soon?


Enbridge Gas Distribution Line Relocation: Hurontario Street and Oriole Ave.

To accommodate the construction of the Hurontario LRT, Enbridge is required to install a new gas line on Hurontario Street at Eaglewood Boulevard and on Oriole Avenue.

Metrolinx says work is scheduled to start in April 2019 and will last for approximately two months. The work will occur between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday to Friday.

Metrolinx says that while every effort will be made to minimize disruptions, residents can expect some minor disruptions. Access to properties will be maintained at all times through at least one driveway, but residents and businesses near the work site can expect to hear noise caused by trucks, excavators, backhoes, and other construction equipment related to this work.

At no time will all lanes be closed.

During construction hours, lane reductions will be required on Hurontario Street at Eaglewood

Boulevard and on Oriole Avenue. At a minimum, one north and southbound lane will be maintained at all times. Traffic delays are expected, but there will be no impact to property access.

Transit users should note that due to lane reductions along Hurontario Street at Eaglewood Boulevard, delays can be expected on MiWay Routes 8, 19, 103.

Pedestrians should exercise caution when travelling near construction areas and watch for additional signs, as detours may be required.

Sidewalk access in the area could be affected.


Enbridge Gas Distribution Line Relocation - Hurontario Street from Floradale Drive to Paisley Boulevard

Since mid-March, Enbridge Gas Distribution has been working on installing a new gas line on Hurontario Street between Floradale Drive and Paisley Boulevard.

The work will last for approximately five weeks and will occur between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday to Friday.

Metrolinx says access to properties will be maintained at all times through at least one driveway.

That said, residents and businesses near the work site can expect to hear noise caused by trucks, excavators, backhoes, and other construction equipment related to this work.

At no time will all lanes be closed.

During construction hours, lane reductions will be required on Hurontario Street between

Floradale Drive and Paisley Boulevard. At a minimum, one north and southbound lane will be

maintained at all times. Traffic delays are expected, but there will be no impact to property access.

Transit users should note that due to lane reductions along Hurontario Street between Floradale Drive and Paisley Boulevard, delays can be expected on MiWay Routes 19, 19A, 19B, 103, & 4.

Pedestrians are advised to take care when travelling near construction areas and watch for additional signs, as detours may be required. Sidewalk access in the area could be affected.

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