Traffic delays, noise to come on busy part of major Mississauga road due to LRT work


Published August 11, 2023 at 12:09 pm

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A busy section of Hurontario St. south of the QEW in Mississauga will see traffic delays and increased noise the next two weeks as crews complete stormwater work related to the $1.4-billion Hazel McCallion light-rail transit (LRT) route.

Project leaders overseeing the massive Mississauga-to-Brampton transit initiative say motorists and area residents can expect temporary lane closures on the major road between Eaglewood Blvd. and Pinewood Trail/Indian Valley Trail nightly and overnight from Aug. 14 to 25.

Officials with Metrolinx, the provincial agency in charge of the Hazel McCallion Line LRT project, say road work is scheduled to take place Monday to Saturday from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.  during those 11 days.

“As utility upgrades progress in the area, crews will be installing stormwater infrastructure on Hurontario St. (in the noted area),” Metrolinx officials said in an online project update. “Some temporary lane closures will be required during this work to move equipment and materials during the night. All works are being done overnight so crews will be able to complete the work safely and efficiently while minimizing impacts (on motorists and residents).”

Officials add that “residents near the work site can expect to hear noise and vibration caused by trucks, excavators, backhoes and other
construction equipment related to this work.”

Map shows affected area of Hurontario St. in Mississauga, south of the QEW. (Image: Metrolinx)

When completed and open to passengers in fall 2024, the Hazel McCallion Line will whisk riders as far as 18 kilometres from Port Credit GO Station in south Mississauga to Brampton, via Hurontario St.

Running between Peel’s two cities, the route will feature 19 stops along the way. It will also connect with other transit services, including MiWay and Brampton Transit.

The sweeping transit project has many components to it, including major reconstruction of a century-old creek in south Mississauga.

Metrolinx officials say work on Mary Fix Creek is close to wrapping up.

Work around both 100-year-old Mary Fix Creek and Etobicoke Creek has been ongoing for some time as part of the project as the two watercourses are being restored and revitalized to help stave off future flooding and enhance the wildlife habitat.

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