Noise, traffic delays will last until end of year on major road in Mississauga

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Published June 20, 2024 at 2:40 pm

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Those who drive on a busy section of Hurontario Street in the south end of Mississauga and area residents can expect continued traffic delays and increased noise for the rest of the year as crews work to finish the $4.6-billion Hazel McCallion light-rail transit route on schedule.

Project leaders overseeing the massive Mississauga-to-Brampton transit initiative say motorists, businesses and area residents can expect temporary lane closures, restricted turning areas and other minor disruptions until the end of December on the section of Hurontario Street from the QEW south to Park Street by Port Credit GO station (see map below).

Officials with Metrolinx, the provincial agency in charge of the Hazel McCallion Line LRT project, say most of the road work is scheduled to take place Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. through the end of 2024.

Additionally, they note, the work will “take place within the staged area delineated by traffic control barrels and temporary fencing.”

Officials add that some overnight and weekend work may also be required as project leaders aim to have the 22-kilometre LRT line ready to take its first passengers by end of this year or early in 2025.

In addition to the upgrading and relocation of utility infrastructure on the section of Hurontario Street south of the QEW, work crews will also be widening the major road on both sides as well as working on sidewalks, driveways and the multi-use path on the east side of the street.

“These activities will make room for guideway construction, track installation and LRT stop construction in the centre of Hurontario Street,” project leaders said in a recent online update. The guideway is the base for the trains to run along the tracks.

 

Meanwhile, similar work continues at another busy intersection just to the north. Drivers and public transit riders can expect delays through June 25 at Hurontario Street and The Queensway, adjacent to Mississauga Hospital.

The hospital, which is in the early stages of a massive rebuild over the next decade or so, sits on the southwest corner of the busy intersection.

Work and associated lane closures and other disruptions also continue at several other points along Hurontario Street as crews aim to complete the 22-kilometre or so LRT by early 2025.

When completed, the Hazel McCallion Line will whisk riders from Port Credit GO in south Mississauga all the way north into Brampton via Hurontario Street, with more than 19 stops along the way.

Metrolinx received the go-ahead from the province in early February to extend the line by three or four kilometres into downtown Brampton and reintroduce the “downtown loop” to the City Centre area of Mississauga. The latter component will add several stops to the route.

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