Speed limits lowered on 10 major roads across Mississauga

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Published April 18, 2023 at 1:17 pm

Winston Churchill Blvd., between Eglinton Ave. and Britannia Rd., is one of 10 stretches of road in Mississauga where speed limits are being reduced. Photo shows traffic heading south on Winston Churchill Blvd. toward Eglinton Ave.

Speed limits are being lowered from 70 km/h to 60 km/h on 10 stretches of major roads across Mississauga.

City of Mississauga officials say the speed reductions, which take effect immediately this spring, are intended to save lives and prevent injuries by reducing the number of car crashes on the busy stretches of road.

The speed limit reductions target all City-operated roads that currently allow vehicles to travel at 70 km/h, officials say.

The City says the move will make the roads safer for pedestrians, cyclists, transit users, micro-mobility device users and drivers.

The new speed limit applies to the following sections of Mississauga roads:

  • Centre View Drive, between Mavis Road and Rathburn Road West
  • Courtneypark Drive West, between McLaughlin Road and Hurontario Street
  • Courtneypark Drive East, between Hurontario Street and Netherhart Road
  • Eastgate Parkway, between Cawthra Road and Eglinton Avenue East
  • Eglinton Avenue East, between a point 700 metres east of Dixie Road and east city limit
  • McLaughlin Road, between Britannia Road West and Derry Road West
  • Ninth Line, between the south city limit and Erin Centre Boulevard
  • Ninth Line, between Tacc Drive and the north city limit
  • Southdown Road, between a point 457 metres south of Lushes Avenue and a point 1,402 metres south
  • Winston Churchill Boulevard, between Eglinton Avenue and Britannia Road

“With lower speeds proven to reduce the seriousness of injuries from a collision, speed limits of 70 km/h are no longer appropriate within an urban setting like Mississauga,” said Geoff Wright, the City’s commissioner of transportation and works, in a news release. “By continuing to lower speed limits, we’re doing what we can on City streets to discourage excessive speeds and unsafe driving behaviour that could result in significant harm or injury. Using a data-driven approach, we are working to change our infrastructure and shift how people move around the city.”

Mississauga officials say the speed limit reduction will not apply to roads in the city operated by the Region of Peel.

Some of these include:

  • Britannia Road East, between Terry Fox Way and Hurontario Street
  • Derry Road, between west of Torbram Road and Millcreek Road
  • Dixie Road, between south Eastgate Parkway and Steeles Avenue East
  • Erin Mills Parkway, between North Sheridan Way and Hwy. 407

Mississauga last made city-wide changes to speed limits in 2020, when it lowered all neighbourhood speed limits from 50 km/h to 40 km/h and school zone limits from 40 km/h to 30 km/h.

Wright noted that reducing speeds is only one way the City is trying to make roads safer for all.

“We’ve also updated our pedestrian signals to provide more time to cross the street, introduced a $55 fine for parking in bike lanes and continued our School Walking Routes Program to promote active travel to school,” he said.

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