Mississauga’s busiest intersection shut down for a weekend


Published March 8, 2023 at 12:43 pm

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One of Mississauga’s busiest intersections, if not its busiest, will be closed to weekend traffic over three days starting on March 17.

The shutdown of the Dundas and Hurontario Sts. intersection from Friday, March 17 at 7 p.m. until the following Monday morning at 6 a.m. is to allow for ongoing construction of the $1.4-billion Hazel McCallion Line, a light rail transit (LRT) route to open in fall 2024 and run along Hurontario St. from Port Credit north into Brampton.

Project leaders at Metrolinx, the provincial agency overseeing the huge project, say construction crews are closing the intersection to work on sewer and watermain installations, including relocations and upgrades.

“This work is in preparation for the Hazel McCallion Line’s infrastructure installation,” Metrolinx officials said in an online project update today (March 8). “Currently, these utilities are in the middle of the intersection, obstructing the future LRT route. Therefore, they need to be relocated outside of its path.”

While the work is taking place, drivers will be told to follow the signs installed to assist with navigating around the intersection road closure, Metrolinx says.

Detour roads around the intersection closure include Confederation Pkwy., King St., Camilla Rd., Kirwin Ave. and Hillcrest Rd.

MiWay transit bus routes 1, 2, 101, 101A and 103 will also be on detour during the closure, according to project leaders.

There will be no bus service on Hurontario St., between Hillcrest Ave. and King St., or on Dundas St., between Confederation Pkwy. and Camilla Ave., during the closure.

The 18-kilometre Hurontario LRT route, last year named the Hazel McCallion Line, will take passengers from Port Credit GO station in south Mississauga to Brampton via Hurontario St. when it opens in fall 2024.

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