Multiple QEW lanes shut down for 23 of next 26 nights starting in Mississauga


Published March 6, 2023 at 12:49 pm

QEW bridge construction will shut down part of one highway lane next week
QEW lane closures in Mississauga are necessary while crews continue to work on the Credit River bridge. (Rendering from QEW/Credit River Improvement Project)

Starting tonight (March 6), four lanes of the QEW in Mississauga will be closed to traffic for 23 of the next 26 nights/overnights as crews ramp up work on the highway bridge over the Credit River.

The lane closures continue for the rest of March with the exception of only three nights, all Sundays–March 12, 19 and 26.

Officials with the QEW/Credit River Improvement Project overseeing the major bridge rehabilitation project say the lane closures will take place on the QEW eastbound between Erin Mills Pkwy. and Hurontario St. (two lanes) and the QEW westbound from Hurontario St. to Erin Mills Pkwy. (two lanes).

Project leaders say two eastbound lanes and two westbound lanes will be closed at various times on different nights, with the three exceptions noted above, until March 31. Officials say 10 p.m. marks the earliest shutdown and 7 a.m. the latest reopening the following mornings.

Closure dates are:

  • March 6-9, March 13-16, March 20-23 and March 27-30 (Mondays to Thursdays)
  • March 10, 17, 24 and 31 (Fridays)
  • March 11, 18 and 25 (Saturdays)

Project officials say the shutdowns will allow for “highway staging implementation” as work is set to ramp up during the warmer spring and summer months.

Also, South Sheridan Way between the QEW eastbound off-ramp and Indian Grove Rd. will see a single-lane closure March 6 to 10 and March 13 to 17 from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning.

This is to allow for temporary paving and other work along the north shoulder of South Sheridan Way, officials say.

Officials note that the work depends on the weather and can be rescheduled at any time.

Temporary nighttime/overnight closures have been commonplace since last fall both on the QEW and on Mississauga Rd. where it connects with the busy highway due to the massive project that began well over a year ago.

All work is being completed in order to facilitate ongoing winter staging activities or prep work for spring and summer, project officials say, adding more traffic disruptions are anticipated as work proceeds in the coming weeks.

Night and weekend work along the 2.6-km stretch of the QEW from Hurontario St. to Mississauga Rd. is expected to impact traffic for the duration of the project.

For more details, visit the project website.

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