Major road will lose one lane in Mississauga to help reduce speed


Published May 2, 2023 at 4:04 pm

Aquitaine Ave. in north Mississauga will be reduced to three lanes as part of a traffic calming pilot project.

A busy four-lane road in Mississauga’s north end will be reduced to three lanes as part of a traffic calming pilot project intended to clamp down on speeding drivers.

Among a number of road safety improvement initiatives taking place across the city, the Aquitaine Avenue Road Safety Pilot Project will see the busy Meadowvale road altered in several ways in the coming months in an effort to make it safer for everyone, City of Mississauga 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 in an online project update. “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 will be made to 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.

City officials are hosting an online information session about the project on May 16, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Participants will have an opportunity to meet the project team, review the project background and planned design, and learn more about next steps, officials say.

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

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