Major change coming to busy bus routes in Mississauga due to LRT Construction

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While the COVID-19 pandemic has put a stop to most of normal life, it's clear that some shows must still go on. 

Some construction projects are on pause, but the Hurontario LRT—a $1 billion transit project being carried out by Metrolinx—is moving forward as scheduled and a Mississauga bus route will be affected as a result. 

The city says that effective April 27, MiWay will adjust routes along the Hurontario corridor to help minimize impacts of ongoing LRT construction.

Construction in the corridor began on March 30.

The city says Route 19 Hurontario will be replaced by two new routes: Route 17 Hurontario and Route 2 Hurontario

Route 17 Hurontario travels between the Highway 407 Park and Ride and the City Centre Transit Terminal and will provide 24-hour service during weekdays. Route 2 Hurontario travels between the City Centre Transit Terminal and the Port Credit GO Station and will provide 24-hour service during weekdays

Route 19 variants 19A, 19B and 19C will be cancelled, the city says. For Route 19C, alternative route options to Heartland Town Centre include Route 61 Mavis or Route 66 McLaughlin

The Route 25 Traders Loop will be revised to service to portions of the former Routes 19A and 19B

The construction in the Hurontario corridor officially began with the removal of medians along Hurontario Street from Matheson Boulevard to Highway 407. 

The planned Hurontario route changes are in addition to other recent changes and daily service adjustments being made by MiWay in response to COVID-19.

"We've redesigned routes along the Hurontario corridor to minimize impacts to travel during Hurontario Light Rail Transit construction," said Geoff Marinoff, Director, Transit, in a statement. 

"Our priority is to maintain service reliability as best we can to help customers get to where they need to be."

The LRT 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.

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