Huge upgrades in the works for QEW bridges in Mississauga

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Published October 12, 2022 at 1:00 pm

The QEW/Dixie Rd. interchange is undergoing massive upgrades.

Several roads near the QEW in east Mississauga will be closed periodically over the next few months as a busy highway interchange gets a massive facelift.

The following areas will be impacted through December as the QEW/Dixie Rd. interchange and surrounding area undergoes an overhaul that won’t be completed until 2026:

  • QEW eastbound and westbound lane and shoulder closures nightly during off-peak hours
  • eastbound North Service Rd. closed between Stanfield and Dixie Rds.
  • eastbound South Service Rd. closed between Ogden Ave. and South Service Rd. ramp to Dixie Rd.

The massive project will see significant improvements made in the area from east of Cawthra Rd. to west of Etobicoke Creek, project officials say.

During construction, drivers can expect nighttime lane closures on an ongoing basis.

Work began on some components of the project in 2018 and on others this past May, with the huge project to be completed in July 2026, project officials say.

Among the work to be completed in the next four years:

  • replacement of the Etobicoke Creek Bridge
  • rehabilitation of The West Mall ramp bridges over Etobicoke Creek and QEW
  • rehabilitation of the Brown’s Line overpass
  • localized QEW widening to accommodate operational and safety improvements and for construction staging
  • watermain and sanitary sewer works
  • modifications to/installation of retaining walls, noise barriers, sign structures and illumination
  • pavement rehabilitation from west of Etobicoke Creek to The East Mall
  • replacement of the QEW/Dixie Rd. underpass and reconfiguration of the QEW/Dixie Rd. interchange to a full-moves interchange including modifications to municipal roads
  • replacement of the Ogden Pedestrian bridge and structural culvert west of Dixie Rd.
  • realignment of local service roads
  • localized QEW widening to accommodate operational and safety improvements and to maintain six lanes of traffic during construction
  • drainage improvements including the addition of stormwater management ponds

As work continues, project leaders say they want to hear from members of the public about anything related to the work.

For more details on traffic impact of the project, visit 511on.ca/.

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