Partial demolition of QEW overpass in Mississauga will close major road tonight

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Published November 25, 2022 at 10:10 am

VIDEO: A recent bird's-eye view of work on the QEW bridge over the Credit River in Mississauga
Photo from Jan. 2022 shows progress made on the QEW/Credit River bridge project. (Photo: QEW/Credit River Improvement Project)

Mississauga Rd. near the QEW will be completely shut down to traffic tonight (Nov. 25) and into Saturday morning as work crews carry out a partial demolition of the highway overpass.

The task marks a milestone in the ongoing rehabilitation of the QEW bridge over the Credit River, a massive project that began well over a year ago. 

Officials with the QEW/Credit River Improvement Project overseeing the major undertaking say Mississauga Rd., from the QEW westbound off-ramp to South Sheridan Way, will be fully closed from 9 p.m. tonight until tomorrow morning at 8 a.m.

The closure will be in effect to allow workers to conduct a “partial demolition of the existing QEW overpass at Mississauga Rd.,” project leaders say, adding traffic disruptions are expected in the area.

During the work, access to Mississauga Cres. will be maintained with paid-duty police officers directing traffic, officials say.

Meanwhile, traffic in that area will also be disrupted today (Nov. 25) as crews continue work on the bridge project.

Officials say Premium Way will be reduced to one lane between Stavebank Rd. and Lynchmere Ave. from 11 a.m. this morning (Nov. 25) until 3 p.m.

“Two-way traffic will be maintained at all times through flagging operations,” project leaders noted.

Temporary nighttime/overnight closures have been commonplace the past several months both on the QEW and on Mississauga Rd. where it connects with the busy highway.

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

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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