QEW lanes in Mississauga to be closed longer than expected


Published May 13, 2022 at 3:13 pm

QEW lanes in Mississauga to be closed longer than expected

Two lanes of the westbound QEW in west Mississauga will be closed to overnight traffic for an additional four nights as crews continue to work on the new bridge over the Credit River.

The lane closures, from west of Hurontario St. to just east of Erin Mills Pkwy., were to be in effect only until May 13.

However, the closures have been extended to now include overnights next Monday through Thursday (May 16-19).

“Due to some unforeseen challenges with the barrier system, the crews will require additional time to complete the work,” officials with the QEW/Credit River Improvement Project said in an email update.

Crews are working on a concrete median barrier wall dividing eastbound and westbound QEW lanes.

Westbound lane one will be closed to traffic from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. May 16 through May 19 while the second westbound QEW lane will be shut down from midnight to 5 a.m. the same nights.

Project officials say they anticipate only minor traffic disruptions and minor noise impacts. They add that work will be dependent on the weather and that lane closures may not be in place on all days.

Meanwhile, those same lanes will be closed to overnight traffic between Hurontario St. and Mississauga Rd. from May 16-27 (excluding overnights during the Victoria Day long weekend).

Additionally, there will be one lane closure of the Mississauga Rd. westbound off-ramp from the QEW during the same time period, with the same long weekend exception, officials say.

Those lane closures will allow for the final installation and shifting of the concrete barriers, officials say.

Drivers and area residents can expect ongoing traffic disruptions to impact part of the QEW and other areas in the vicinity of Mississauga Rd. and the highway 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 construction.

After years of planning, work on the new bridge continues to move forward. 

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