Major Construction Project Planned for One of Mississauga’s Busiest Streets

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While no one loves construction, they're often happy with the end result—especially when that end result forever alters the way residents move within the city. 

An ongoing construction project—one of the most exciting in the city, to be sure—is about to impact a major road in Mississauga.

In 2018, the city launched construction of the upcoming Light Rail Transit system (better known as the Hurontario LRT project).

The LRT, a $1.4 billion higher-order transit project being carried out by Metrolinx, will span 20 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 22 stops and provide connections to the Port Credit and Cooksville GO stations, Mississauga Transitway, MiWay and Zum transit lines.

While some troubling whispers regarding the potentially uncertain future of the LRT have emerged in recent months, it looks like construction is proceeding as planned.

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 from Paisley Boulevard to the Queensway

To accommodate construction of the LRT, Enbridge Gas Distribution must install a new gas line on Hurontario Street between Paisley Boulevard and the Queensway.

Metrolinx says work is scheduled to start in mid-February and will last for approximately three weeks. The work will occur between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday to Friday.

While Metrolinx says that every effort will be made to minimize disruptions, it says that 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. 

As far as commuting goes, lane reductions will be required on Hurontario Street between Paisley Boulevard and the Queensway. 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 Paisley Boulevard and the Queensway, delays can be expected on MiWay Routes 19, 19A, 19B, 103, and 4.

Pedestrians are advised to use caution when travelling near construction areas, as detours may be required. Sidewalk access in the area could be affected.


Enbridge Gas Distribution Line Relocation Hurontario Street and Eglinton Avenue

Enbridge Gas Distribution must also install a new gas line on Hurontario Street and Eglinton Avenue.

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

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.

During construction hours, lane reductions will be required at the intersection of Hurontario Street and Eglinton 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 at Eglinton Avenue, delays can be expected on MiWay Routes 19, 19A, 19B, 103, 35/ 35A, 87 and Brampton Transit route 502.

Pedestrians should be careful, as detours may be required and sidewalk access in the area could be affected.

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