Major Construction Project Coming to These Major Roads in Mississauga

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Do you regularly commute in Mississauga?

If you do, you should know that more construction is coming to the City Centre area in Mississauga to prepare the neighbourhood for the incoming Hurontario LRT. 

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

But construction is a small price to pay for one of the most significant 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 all together 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 Line Relocation on Rathburn Road West from Station Gate Road to City Centre Drive

To accommodate construction of the Hurontario LRT, Enbridge Gas is required to install a new gas line on along Rathburn Road West from Station Gate Road to the east side of City Centre Drive.

Metrolinx says this infrastructure is the main artery servicing the businesses along Rathburn Road West and must be re-routed to ensure reliable service to customers.

Metrolinx says work is scheduled to start in late August 2019 and will last for approximately three months. The work will occur between 7:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m., Monday to Saturday.

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

Drivers should note that during construction hours lane reductions will be required on Rathburn Road West between the intersection of Station Gate Road to the east of City Centre Drive.

At a minimum, one lane in each direction will be maintained at all times.

Traffic delays are expected.

Transit users should note that due to lane reductions on Rathburn Road West, delays are expected between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. on all routes servicing the City Centre Transit Terminal.

Metrolinx says 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. 


Rogers Communication Network Relocation

To accommodate the construction of the Hurontario LRT, Rogers Communication Network is required to move fibre and coaxial network lines on Hurontario Street between Fairview Road West and Kirwin Avenue. These cables are integral to Rogers' network feeding the area and must be re-routed to ensure continued high-quality reliable service.

Metrolinx says work may start as early as mid-August 2019 and will last for approximately three months. Work will occur between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., Monday to Friday.

Metrolinx says residents and businesses near the work site can expect to hear noise caused by trucks, excavators, backhoes, and other construction equipment.

Drivers should note that during construction hours, lane reductions may be required on Hurontario Street between John Street and Kirwin Avenue. At a minimum, one north and southbound lane will be maintained at all times.

Traffic delays are expected. 

Transit users should note that due to lane reductions along Hurontario Street between Fairview Road West and Kirwin Avenue, delays can be expected on Routes 103 & 19.

Metrolinx says pedestrians should 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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