Major road reduced from four lanes to three to stop speeding drivers in Mississauga

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Published August 2, 2023 at 11:33 am

A road safety initiative that seeks to clamp down on speeders on a busy north Mississauga road has been launched.

The Aquitaine Avenue Road Safety Pilot Project, which is reducing the busy four-lane road in Meadowvale to three lanes, is among a number of road safety improvement initiatives taking place across the city.

The City of Mississauga traffic calming pilot is altering Aquitaine Ave. in several ways in an effort to make it safer for everyone, officials say.

“The pilot project will focus on changing the current four lanes to three lanes to help increase the comfort, accessibility and safety for all road users, including cyclists, pedestrians and drivers,” City officials said earlier in an online project description. “This traffic calming measure will help reduce speeding on the roadway by narrowing the road and help keep traffic at a slower speed. As part of the pilot, on-road protected bike lanes, dedicated vehicle parking lanes and a dedicated centre/left turn lane will be added on various sections of Aquitaine Ave.”

The changes are taking place on Aquitaine Ave. between Tenth Line W. in west Meadowvale and Millcreek Dr., by the Meadowvale GO station.

One section of the busy roadway passes by Meadowvale Town Centre and the heavy traffic there, both vehicle traffic and pedestrians.

“Installation will occur immediately, with the removal of existing pavement markings and installation of new pavement markings and bike lane separation flex-posts and signage,” the City says in an online project update. “Work will mostly occur during regular construction hours (7 a.m. to 7 p.m.) and there may be some quieter work happening later or overnight if required.”

Map shows Aquitaine Ave., between Tenth Line W. and Millcreek Dr.

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