UPDATE: Here’s What’s Happening With LRT Construction in Mississauga

We are over the six month mark since construction activity started on Hurontario Street for the building of the Light Rail Transit system (better known as the Hurontario LRT project).

The LRT, a $1.4 billion higher-order transit project being carried out by Metrolinx, will span 20 km and run from Port Credit GO at Lakeshore Rd. in the south to the Brampton Gateway Terminal at Steeles Ave in the north. The LRT will boast 22 stops and provide connections to the Port Credit and Cooksville GO stations, Mississauga Transitway, MiWay and Zum transit lines.

The project recently prompted some major construction at the City Centre Transit Terminal bus loop in the Square One area.

According to this tweet, that project has been completed ahead of schedule.

Metrolinx recently announced that more construction is or will be underway in the following areas:


Enbridge Gas Distribution Line Relocation for Bristol Road

This project will kick off mid-August 2018 and involves the relocation of a gas line at the Hurontario Street and Bristol Road intersection.

The project will last approximately two weeks, with work occurring from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday (weather permitting). Metrolinx says residents and businesses near the work site can expect to hear noise caused by trucks, excavators, backhoes, and other construction equipment related to this work.

During construction hours, lane reductions may be required on Hurontario Street at the intersection of Hurontario Street and Bristol Road. At a minimum, one north and southbound lane will be maintained at all times.

Traffic delays are expected, but there will never be a time when all lanes are closed.

Metrolinx says due to lane reductions along Hurontario Street at Bristol Road, delays can be expected on Routes 103 and 19 along Hurontario Street, and Route 10 along Bristol Road. Sidewalk access could also be affected.


Enbridge Gas Distribution Line Relocation for Elia Avenue



To accommodate the construction of the Hurontario LRT, Enbridge Gas Distribution (Enbridge) is required to relocate a gas line at the intersection of Hurontario Street and Elia Avenue.

Metrolinx says work will start at the beginning of August, 2018 and will last for approximately three weeks.

During construction hours, lane reductions may be required on Hurontario Street at Elia Avenue. At a minimum, one north and southbound lane will be maintained at all times. While the project will never close all lanes at the same time, traffic delays are expected.

Due to lane reductions along Hurontario Street at Elia Avenue, delays can be expected on Routes 103, 19, and 7. Metrolinx says sidewalk access in the area could be affected.

Pedestrians are asked to watch for signage directing pedestrian traffic.


Telecom Network Relocation

To accommodate the construction of the Hurontario LRT, Bell Communications, Rogers Communication Network and Public Sector Network are required to move fiber and coaxial network lines on Hurontario Street between Fairview Road West and John Street.

Metrolinx says that due to delays, work is being extended at Hurontario, between Fairview Road West and John Street. Work will occur between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday to Friday and last for approximately 12 weeks.

During construction hours, lane reductions may be required on Hurontario Street between Fairview Road West and John Street. At a minimum, one northbound and southbound lane will be maintained at all times.

Due to lane reductions along Hurontario Street between Fairview Avenue West and John Street, delays can be expected on Routes 103 & 19. Sidewalk access could be affected.


Enbridge Gas Distribution Line Relocation for Hampshire Crescent

To accommodate the construction of the Hurontario LRT, Enbridge Gas Distribution (Enbridge) is required to relocate a gas line at the intersection of Hurontario Street and Hampshire Crescent. Work will start at the beginning of August, 2018 and will last approximately one week.

During construction hours (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday), lane reductions may be required on Hurontario Street at the intersection of Hurontario Street and Hampshire Crescent. At a minimum, one north and southbound lane will be maintained at all times.

Traffic delays are expected.

Due to lane reductions along Hurontario Street at Hampshire Crescent, delays can be expected on Routes 103, and 19. Sidewalk access in the area could be affected.


Bell Network Infrastructure Relocation

To accommodate the construction of the Hurontario LRT, Bell is required to move fibre and coaxial network lines. During Phase 2, Bell contractors will be working within manholes along Hurontario Street between Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) and Lakeshore Road East. Very few lane closures will be required.

Metrolinx says the work will start in early August 2018 and last until January 2020.

During construction hours, fewer short-term lane reductions will be required along Hurontario Street. At a minimum, one northbound and southbound lane will be maintained at all times.

Traffic delays are expected.

Due to intermittent lane reductions along Hurontario Street between Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) and Lakeshore Road East, delays can be expected on Routes 8, 19 and 103. Pedestrians should note that sidewalk access could be affected.


Enbridge Gas Distribution Line Relocation - Trailwood Drive to Bristol Road

To accommodate the construction of the Hurontario LRT, Enbridge Gas Distribution (Enbridge) is required to relocate a gas line between Trailwood Drive and Bristol Road.

Work will begin starting mid-August, 2018 and will last for approximately three weeks.

During construction hours, lane reductions may be required on Hurontario Street at Trailwood Drive and Bristol Road. At a minimum, one north and southbound lane will be maintained at all times.

Metrolinx says that due to the current volume of traffic in this area, traffic delays are expected during construction.

Impacted transit stops will be temporarily relocated to accessible locations, but property access will be maintained.

Due to lane reductions along Hurontario Street between Bristol Road and Trailwood Drive, delays can be expected on Routes 103 and 19. Sidewalk access could be affected.

All LRT construction should be completed by 2022.

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