Partial road closure, more noise to come as crews work on Mississauga LRT line


Published October 10, 2023 at 4:28 pm

Work continues Hazel McCallion LRT in Mississauga
Work continues on the Hurontario light-rail transit system in Mississauga and Brampton. (Photo: Metrolinx)

Additional traffic backups can be expected near the end of next week and throughout the Oct. 20-22 weekend on Hurontario Street in south Mississauga as crews complete storm infrastructure work for the $1.4-billion Hazel McCallion light-rail transit (LRT) route.

Project leaders overseeing the massive Mississauga-to-Brampton transit initiative say motorists and residents can expect the delays in addition to extra noise in the area around Hurontario Street and Park Street, south of the QEW.

Officials with Metrolinx, the provincial agency in charge of the Hazel McCallion Line LRT project, say crews will be working in the area from Thursday, Oct. 19 at 10 p.m. until Monday, Oct. 23 at 10 p.m.

During that period, there will be a northbound lane restriction on Hurontario Street and a temporary closure of Park Street where it meets Hurontario Street.

“Construction crews will be installing a new manhole and storm infrastructure at Park Street and proceed north,” project officials said in an online notice. “The work will be continuous throughout this duration. The partial closure will involve a further lane reduction on Hurontario Street where only southbound traffic will be permitted through from Eaglewood Avenue to the Park Street intersection while the storm works are under construction.”

Officials add that during the closure, northbound Hurontario Street traffic will be restricted at High Street, with two northbound detours available (see map below).

Public transit will also be impacted, officials note. Both MiWay and GO Transit bus northbound service will be detoured over the work period.

MiWay routes 2N and 8N in addition to GO Route 21C will be impacted.

Officials are also advising area residents that the work being completed will create additional noise and vibrations due to the large construction equipment and vehicles being used.

In addition to that work session, another project in Mississauga continues until this Thursday.

The intersection at Hurontario Street and Watergarden Drive/Armdale Road, located just north of Eglinton Avenue, will be partially closed through Oct. 12 as tracks are laid down.

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 Street.

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.

Hurontario LRT map

Map shows the route and stops of the Hazel McCallion Line. (Image: Metrolinx)

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