The new LRT bridge over Hwy 403 on Hurontario in Mississauga


Published November 10, 2022 at 7:26 pm

Rendering shows the portion of the new Hazel McCallion LRT Line that will travel over Hwy. 403 in Mississauga. (Image: Metrolinx)

What’s expected to be one of the more picturesque parts of the new $1.4-billion Hurontario light rail transit (LRT) line is starting to take more complete shape as work on the massive project continues.

Crews working on the 18-kilometre Mississauga-to-Brampton Hazel McCallion Line, on track to open to the public in fall 2024, have already laid the guideway for the tracks on the part of the LRT route that will travel over Hwy. 403 just north of Square One.

The guideway serves as the bed upon which the tracks are laid.

Meanwhile, workers recently finished laying tracks in a busy part of central Mississauga north of Hwy. 403.

Metrolinx, the provincial agency overseeing the huge project, said in a social media post last week that track installation has been completed at the following locations along the 18-kilometre Hurontario St. route:

  • Milvertone Dr./Watline Ave.
  • Sandstone Dr./Brunel Rd.
  • Aldridge St./Traders Blvd.

Work subsequently began late last week at Matheson Blvd., project leaders said.

As track work and other tasks continue on the major LRT line, which will run between Port Credit GO in south Mississauga and Brampton, motorists and area residents and businesses can expect more partial intersection closures along Hurontario St.

Photo taken Nov. 10 shows ongoing work along the part of the Hazel McCallion Line that travels over Hwy. 403.

The tracks are being laid “…along the centre of Hurontario St., where construction will occur at every other intersection to allow for detours,” officials with Metrolinx said earlier. “This is a key sign of progress for the 18-kilometre rapid transit line.”

Project leaders note that while the first tracks were actually laid earlier this year at the route’s Operations, Maintenance and Storage Facility on the Mississauga-Brampton border, the more recent work “…is the first track installation along the LRT guideway where the light rail vehicles will run on Hurontario St.”

The ongoing partial intersection closures will restrict drivers from turning left in both directions while driving along Hurontario St.

Recent work on the 19-stop Hazel McCallion LRT has also focused on a section of 100-year-old Mary Fix Creek near Port Credit GO station in south Mississauga.

Port Credit GO is the starting point of the LRT route, which when up and running will connect to major transit systems including GO Transit (Milton and Lakeshore West Lines), the Mississauga Transitway, Brampton Transit, ZUM and MiWay.

Meanwhile, City of Mississauga officials are still aggressively pushing for reinstatement of initial plans to create an “LRT loop” that would more directly and conveniently serve condo residents and office workers in the city’s downtown core around Square One.

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