Mississauga spent more than $76 million on key construction projects in 2021

By

Published December 10, 2021 at 11:30 am

The City of Mississauga spent some $76 million on various construction projects this year, including work to restore the Central Pkwy. pedestrian bridge shown here. (Photo: City of Mississauga)

The City of Mississauga spent more than $76 million to expand, repair and improve the city’s transportation infrastructure this past year.  

That includes work on roads, bridges, bike lanes and trails, and projects to ensure the stormwater system is ready to reduce the risk of flooding, the City says. 

The figures were released this week as Mississauga’s construction season, which runs from April to December, came to a close. Work on 2022 projects will begin next spring.

“Mississauga’s transportation infrastructure is the largest asset owned and operated by the City with a replacement value of $5 billion. These sound investments in the roads you drive on and the sidewalks and trails you use ensures you are able to get where you need to go quickly and safely,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. 

The Region of Peel, Ministry of Transportation and Alectra Utilities work with the City to organize and complete construction projects in Mississauga.

This year, according to City officials, 20 kilometres of residential, major and industrial roads were resurfaced and more than three kilometres of new sidewalks were completed. 

“Since April, we’ve been making a lot of headway on several road construction projects,” said Geoff Wright, Mississauga’s commissioner of transportation and works. “Our main priorities, especially on our roadways, have always been to keep people moving safely and efficiently throughout the city and to keep traffic moving and limit delays. This year, we completed road improvements along Mississauga Rd., restored the Central Pkwy. pedestrian bridge and crews are wrapping up the restoration of the Old Derry Rd. bridge, which is expected to be completed this month.” 

Work completed this year in Mississauga also includes essential repair and maintenance of stormwater infrastructure to help manage and reduce the risk of flooding and erosion in neighbourhoods, the City says. 

Helen Noehammer, Mississauga’s director of infrastructure planning and engineering services, said the City undertook numerous construction projects to help keep people and property safe from intense rainfall events. 

“Erosion control work was completed along Cooksville Creek and work continues along Mary Fix Creek and Applewood Creek, both expected to be completed by next summer. The new underground stormwater storage facility at Sandalwood Park is also complete and we’re looking ahead to the new stormwater management facility coming to Mississauga Valley Park next year,” said Noehammer. 

Other key construction projects completed in 2021 include: 

  • dredging and maintenance of the stormwater management pond at the southwest corner of Winston Churchill Blvd. and TaccDr. 
  • completion of the Lisgar Pumping Station
  • Trenchless Rehabilitation of Corrugated Metal Storm Sewers Project at the Mississauga Golf and Country Club. Through this project, the City says it used a new technique that required little digging and disruption, while also extending the life of the pipes underground 

This past year, for the first time, Mississauga launched a Field Ambassador Program that allowed residents the opportunity to speak with an on-site official, or communicate with them by phone or email, to get information on work being done in their area. 

Residents can learn more about the various projects by viewing a construction map on the City’s website. 

INsauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising