More Major Construction Kicking Off in Mississauga

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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.

Metrolinx recently announced that more construction is or will be underway on one of the city’s major streets.

What’s coming up soon?


Network Infrastructure Relocation

 

To accommodate the construction of the Hurontario LRT, Bell, Rogers, PSN, Cogeco and Telus are required to move fibre and coaxial network lines along Hurontario Street between Fairview Road and Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW). 

Metrolinx says work will start in May 2019 and last until February 2020. While the majority of the work will occur between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, some night and weekend work will be required. 

Metrolinx says the majority of work will occur within manholes as contractors pull network cables. On occasion, workers may encounter an issue that requires open excavation; these works are expected to last under a week per incident. 

Very few lane closures will be required. 

Residents and businesses near the work site can expect to hear noise caused by trucks, generators and other construction equipment.

At no time will all lanes be closed.

Drivers should note that during construction hours, short-term lane reductions will be required along Hurontario Street. At a minimum, one northbound and southbound lane will be maintained at all times.

Traffic delays are expected. 

Transit users should note that due to intermittent lane reductions along Hurontario Street between Fairview Road and the QEW, delays can be expected on Routes 8, 19 and 103.

Pedestrians are asked 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. 


Enbridge Gas Distribution Line Relocation Hurontario Street and Eglinton Avenue

 

To accommodate the construction of the Hurontario LRT, Enbridge Gas Distribution (Enbridge) is required to install a new gas line on Hurontario Street and Eglinton Avenue.

Metrolinx says this work is scheduled to start in May 2019 and will last for approximately two months.

While access to properties will be maintained at all times through at least one driveway, residents and businesses near the work site can expect to hear noise caused by trucks, excavators, backhoes, and other construction equipment. 

At no time will all lanes be closed. 

Commuters should note that during construction hours, lane reductions will be required at the intersection of Hurontario Street and Eglinton Avenue. At a minimum, one north and southbound lane will be maintained at all times. Traffic delays are expected. 

Transit user should note that due to lane reductions along Hurontario Street at Eglinton Avenue, delays can be expected on MiWay Routes 19, 19A, 19B, 103, 35/ 35A, 87 and Brampton Transit route 502.

Pedestrians are asked to take care when travelling near construction areas and watch for additional signs, as detours may be required. Sidewalk access in the area could be affected.


Bell: Telecom Network Relocation

 

To accommodate the construction of the Hurontario LRT, Bell is required to move fibre and coaxial network lines.

Metrolinx says the work is scheduled to start in May 2019 and will last for approximately two weeks. 

Access to properties will be maintained at all times through at least one driveway, but residents and workers near the work site can expect to hear noise caused by trucks, mini excavator and other construction equipment related to this work.

Commuters should note that lane reductions will be required at the intersection of Hurontario Street and High Street East. 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 at High Street East and Lakeshore Boulevard West, delays can be expected on MiWay Routes 8, 19, 23 and 103.

Pedestrians are asked to take care 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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