QEW to be completely closed for pedestrian bridge construction in Mississauga
Published March 8, 2023 at 2:00 pm
The QEW will be completely closed overnight for the construction of a pedestrian bridge this month.
A closure allows for the Ogden Avenue Pedestrian Bridge replacement project to start on March 18.
The project is one of many improvements of the QEW from east of Cawthra Road to west of Etobicoke Creek planned over the next four years. And it comes at the same time as major work on a highway bridge over the Credit River is shutting down the QEW between Erin Mills Parkway and Hurontario Street.
Starting on March 18, the pedestrian bridge will be shut down and removed, according to a Notice of Construction.
On the weekend of March 18 and 19, the QEW eastbound and westbound lanes will be fully closed overnight along with the North Service Road, and South Service Road, according to the Ministry of Transportation.
The closure starts from 9 p.m. on March 18 to 10 a.m. on March 19.
Construction on the bridge will continue through the spring and summer. It is expected to be completed in late August 2023.
Access to and across the bridge, which crosses the QEW between Ogden Avenue and Insley Road, will not be available until the project is complete.
The project is welcome news for the cycling community who has been asking for improvements for more than nine years.
⬆️ OGDEN AVENUE PED/CYCLING BRIDGE: Replacement has been a long time coming 🌁 MCN! contributors have attended public consultations since 2014 📄⤵️ Nine (9) years later, 🏗 will happen during 5.5 months, mid-March thru Sept 2023, in time for new school year 🏫 #bikeMississauga 🚲 pic.twitter.com/EJLotFROPV
— Mississauga Cycling Now! (@MissCyclingNow) April 25, 2022
In addition to road closures, nearby residents adjacent can expect “higher than normal noise levels” from construction. Some of the work will be completed at night and on weekends. Noise mitigation measures pertaining to equipment maintenance and operation will be implemented as part of the contract.
For more information on the project, visit www.qewdixie.com.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising