Major Mississauga-Brampton light rail transit line is right on track

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Published November 2, 2022 at 1:21 pm

Crews working on a $1.4-billion Mississauga-Brampton light rail transit (LRT) line have finished laying tracks in a busy part of central Mississauga.

Metrolinx, the provincial agency overseeing the huge Hazel McCallion LRT project, said in a social media post today (Nov. 2) that track installation has been completed at the following locations along the 18-kilometre Hurontario St. route:

  • Milvertone Dr./Watline Ave.
  • Sandstone Dr./Brunel Rd.
  • Aldridge St./Traders Blvd.

“This week, work will begin at Matheson Blvd.,” project leaders said in a Twitter post.

As track work and other tasks continue on the major LRT line, which will open to passengers in fall 2024 and run between Port Credit GO in south Mississauga and Brampton, motorists and area residents and businesses can expect more partial intersection closures.

The tracks are being laid “…along the centre of Hurontario St., where construction will occur at every other intersection to allow for detours,” officials with Metrolinx said earlier. “This is a key sign of progress for the 18-kilometre rapid transit line.”

Hurontario LRT map

 

Project leaders note that while the first tracks were actually laid earlier this year at the route’s Operations, Maintenance and Storage Facility on the Mississauga-Brampton border, the more recent work “…is the first track installation along the LRT guideway where the light rail vehicles will run on Hurontario St.”

The ongoing partial intersection closures will restrict drivers from turning left in both directions while driving along Hurontario St.

Recent work on the 19-stop Hazel McCallion LRT has also focused on a section of 100-year-old Mary Fix Creek near Port Credit GO station in south Mississauga.

Port Credit GO is the starting point of the LRT route, which when up and running will connect to major transit systems including GO Transit (Milton and Lakeshore West Lines), the Mississauga Transitway, Brampton Transit, ZUM and MiWay.

Meanwhile, City of Mississauga officials are still aggressively pushing for reinstatement of initial plans to create an “LRT loop” that would more directly and conveniently serve condo residents and office workers in the city’s downtown core around Square One.

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