More Construction Coming to Major Road in Mississauga Soon
If you regularly commute down a busy street in Mississauga, you should note that some delays are possible due to a grand-scale construction project.
Metrolinx recently announced that commuters can expect new construction on Hurontario in preparation for the Hurontario LRT project.
Yes, the LRT is moving forward, and while that’s good news for the city--honestly, it is--the lengthy construction process will affect some commutes.
But construction is a small price to pay for one of the most significant infrastructure projects the city has ever seen.
The LRT, a $1 billion higher-order transit project being carried out by Metrolinx, will span 18 km and run from Port Credit GO at Lakeshore Rd. in the south to the Brampton Gateway Terminal at Steeles Ave in the north. The LRT will boast 19 stops and provide connections to the Port Credit and Cooksville GO stations, Mississauga Transitway, MiWay and Zum transit lines.
Initially, it was slated to run 20 km and feature 22 stops, but Metrolinx recently announced it was chopping the City Centre loop to reduce costs.
While this news came as quite a shock, the city said it was happy to hear the project was proceeding as planned after the provincial NDP raised the alarm that the Ford government might scrap it all together back in 2018.
What construction is coming up soon?
Enbridge Gas Line Relocation Hurontario Street and Andrika Court
To accommodate the construction of the Hurontario LRT, Enbridge is required to install a new gas line on Hurontario Street from Andrika Court to Barondale Drive
Metrolinx says the work is scheduled to start in late September and will last for approximately five weeks. The work will occur between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., Monday to Friday.
Metrolinx says that while every effort will be made to minimize disruptions, residents and businesses near the work site can expect to hear noise caused by trucks, excavators, backhoes, and other construction equipment.
Drivers should note that during construction hours, lane reductions will be required on Hurontario Street between Barondale Drive to Andrika Court. At a minimum, one north and southbound lane will be maintained at all times.
Traffic delays are expected.
Transit users should note that due to lane reductions along Hurontario Street, delays can be expected on MiWay routes 19, 19A, 19B, 103 and Zum route 502.
Pedestrians are advised to exercise caution when travelling near construction areas and watch for additional signs, as detours may be required.
Sidewalk access in the area could be affected.
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