Major $314M QEW/Credit River bridge project poses minor traffic disruptions on Mississauga Rd.

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Published January 4, 2022 at 3:00 pm

QEW/Credit River bridge project officials say drivers can expect minor disruptions the next several months as crews complete road work on Mississauga Rd. (Photo: QEW/Credit River Improvement Project)

Minor traffic disruptions around Mississauga Rd. and the QEW will be the norm for the next several months as work on the new highway bridge over the Credit River continues. 

Officials with the QEW/Credit River Improvement Project say the latest traffic impact will see a temporary lane reduction and ramp closure over three days next week. 

In order to complete road reconstruction, the following impacts are planned for Jan. 11-13:

  • Mississauga Rd., between South Sheridan Way and the QEW/Mississauga Rd. interchange, will be reduced to one lane from 10 p.m. on Jan. 11 to 5 p.m. on Jan. 13. Two-way traffic will be maintained, under a flagging condition. Access to and from Mississauga Cr. will be maintained at all times
  • full closure of QEW westbound off ramp at Mississauga Rd. from midnight to 5:00 a.m. on Jan. 12

Project officials say they expect only minor traffic disruptions and minor noise impacts during the three days. Flaggers will control the flow of traffic.

Starting Jan. 14 and continuing to April 1, a temporary new southbound Mississauga Rd. alignment will be in place, again as work crews complete road reconstruction.

Mississauga Rd. southbound traffic will travel on a new alignment in the area, but two-way traffic will be maintained at all times, project officials say.

Additionally, left turns to and from Mississauga Cr. will be permitted.

Officials anticipate only minor traffic disruptions and minor noise impacts during the course of the road work.

After years of planning, work on the new bridge is moving forward. 

Officials with EllisDon Corp. and Coco Paving Inc., who head up the building team awarded the $313.8-million contract in late 2020, say the stakeholder review and comment period ended in November.

That means the massive project has met requirements of an environmental assessment and can move forward with construction. 

Work this winter includes: 

  • rehabilitation of the existing 87-year-old, historically significant QEW bridge over the Credit River  
  • new active transportation (walking, cycling, in-line skating, etc.) bridge across the Credit River 
  • landscape design 
  • design refinements 
  • commemoration and aesthetic treatment strategies 

Night and weekend work along the 2.6-km stretch of the QEW from Hurontario St. to Mississauga Rd. will impact traffic for the duration of construction.

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