Roundabout may be part of improvements to busy Mississauga street


Published February 16, 2023 at 9:08 am

A busy street in northwest Mississauga that’s getting a dramatic makeover may see a roundabout installed as part of the major road improvement project.

The Glen Erin Drive Integrated Road Project is a City of Mississauga undertaking that’s studying a number of ways in which the Meadowvale stretch of the busy road, between Derry Rd. and Britannia Rd. W., can be improved and made safer for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers.

The study is still in the design concept phase, with many decisions yet to be finalized, and construction won’t likely begin until 2024/25, City staff said at today’s (Feb. 15) council meeting in response to an area resident who appeared before councillors seeking information on the project, specifically as it relates to planned bicycle lanes.

Geoff Wright, Mississauga’s transportation and works commissioner, said staff is considering installing at least one roundabout and will meet soon with Ward 9 Councillor Martin Reid, who represents the area, to discuss all plans.

Many Mississauga drivers don’t have much experience with the traffic calming roundabouts, which are much more common in European cities than in North America.

Map shows the portion of Glen Erin Dr. that will see major upgrades.

The most well-known Mississauga roundabout is the one on Duke of York Blvd. in the downtown core, near Square One.

A lesser-known roundabout can be found near Erin Mills Town Centre.

The City’s Integrated Road Program seeks to improve coordination of City road projects, and reduce construction costs and construction nuisance/fatigue for local residents through the bundling of various road improvement projects.

Planned improvements for the Glen Erin Drive corridor include pavement rehabilitation, road safety, noise wall, cycling facilities, bridge rehabilitation and transit facilities.

Three community meetings have been held since 2021 to discuss specifics of the project with residents, the latest session in May 2022.

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