Noise, traffic delays expected on major Mississauga road near downtown core due to LRT work

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Published August 29, 2023 at 1:02 pm

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A busy section of Hurontario St. beside Square One Shopping Centre in Mississauga will see traffic delays and increased noise for the next week as crews complete electrical work related to the $1.4-billion Hazel McCallion light-rail transit (LRT) route.

Project leaders overseeing the massive Mississauga-to-Brampton transit initiative say motorists and area residents can expect temporary lane closures on the major road and on Robert Speck Pkwy., which runs east/west off of Hurontario St., nightly and overnight until Sept. 5.

Officials with Metrolinx, the provincial agency in charge of the Hazel McCallion Line LRT project, say the utility upgrade work is scheduled to take place each night/overnight, except Sunday, from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Work crews will be installing Alectra electrical duct banks at Robert Speck Pkwy. and Hurontario St.

“Some temporary lane closures and turn restrictions will be required during this work. During the first stage of night work, there will be no southbound left turns from Hurontario St. and westbound left turns from Robert Speck Pkwy. There will be no right turns from Robert Speck Pkwy. onto Hurontario St. during the second stage of night work,” Metrolinx officials said in an online project update.

Map shows where electrical work is taking place until Sept. 5. (Image: Metrolinx)

“All works are being done overnight so crews will be able to complete the work safely and efficiently while minimizing impacts (on motorists and residents).”

Officials add that “residents near the work site can expect to hear noise and vibration caused by trucks, excavators, backhoes and other construction equipment related to this work.”

When completed and open to passengers in fall 2024, the Hazel McCallion Line will whisk riders as far as 18 kilometres from Port Credit GO Station in south Mississauga to Brampton, via Hurontario St.

Running between Peel’s two cities, the route will feature 19 stops along the way. It will also connect with other transit services, including MiWay and Brampton Transit.

The sweeping transit project has many components to it, including major reconstruction of a century-old creek in south Mississauga.

Metrolinx officials say work on Mary Fix Creek is close to wrapping up.

Work around both 100-year-old Mary Fix Creek and Etobicoke Creek has been ongoing for some time as part of the project as the two watercourses are being restored and revitalized to help stave off future flooding and enhance the wildlife habitat.

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