Major renovations will slow down traffic on busy Mississauga bridge for more than a year


Published June 8, 2023 at 3:03 pm

Burnhamthorpe Road West bridge Mississauga upgrades
Construction continues on the Burnhamthorpe Road West bridge over the Credit River. (Photo: Bob Linsdell via Wikimedia Commons)

A major east-west bridge in Mississauga that moves large numbers of motorists across the Credit River each day will undergo significant renovations starting this fall.

And a City of Mississauga councillor is putting area residents and drivers who use the Burnhamthorpe Rd. W. bridge on notice to expect major challenges, including lengthy travel delays, until the massive repair job is completed in early 2025.

Renovations to the bridge, which spans the Credit River valley from The Credit Woodlands and The Riverwood Conservancy in the east to approaching Mississauga Rd. and University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) in the west, will divert much traffic to other major routes such as Dundas St. W., Eglinton Ave. W. and Hwy. 403.

“It will be a challenge to the neighbourhood when we have to renovate the bridge over the Credit River and it will definitely be a city event in the sense that everybody who has to go east-west will have to bite their tongue or find an alternative route,” said Ward 6 Councillor Joe Horneck.

“We will do our best to mitigate what problems come up,” he continued, adding the City will communicate with residents “to let the people in the most immediate neighbourhoods know about the challenges over the next little while.”

Technically, the $1.55-million project actually involves the rehabilitation of five Burnhamthorpe Rd. W. bridges that span the Credit River (one eastbound, one westbound bridge), Mullet Creek (one eastbound, one westbound bridge) and Sawmill Valley Pedestrian Trail.

A report from Mississauga’s transportation and works commissioner Geoff Wright presented to councillors at Wednesday’s general committee meeting described the current status of the project as follows:

“The detailed design for the twin bridges over the Credit River on Burnhamthorpe Road West has been completed, with construction expected to start this fall. The detailed design for the twin structures over the Mullet Creek is ongoing, with anticipated construction to start in 2024.”

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