UPDATE: More LRT Construction Kicks Off in Mississauga


Published September 11, 2018 at 12:25 am


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.

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

Enbridge Gas Distribution Line Relocation for City Centre Drive

To accommodate the construction of the Hurontario LRT, Enbridge Gas Distribution (Enbridge) is required to install a new gas line on City Centre Drive between Square One Drive and Robert Speck Parkway.

Metrolinx says work will start early-September and will last for approximately one week. Work will occur between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday to Friday.

Metrolinx says every effort will be made to minimize disruptions, but residents and businesses near the work site can expect to hear noise caused by trucks, excavators, backhoes, and other construction equipment related to the work.

During construction hours, lane reductions will be required on City Centre Drive between Square One Drive and Robert Speck Parkway. At a minimum, one northbound and southbound lane will be maintained at all times.

Traffic delays are expected, but there will be no impact to property access.

Transit users should take note of possible disruptions.

Due to lane reductions along City Centre Dr. between Square One Drive and Robert Speck Parkway, delays can be expected on MiWay Routes 3, 10, & 76.

Pedestrians should note that sidewalk access in the area could be affected.

Installation of Hydro Distribution System Infrastructure

Robert B. Somerville Co. Limited, an Alectra Utilities contractor, is undertaking the installation of hydro distribution system infrastructure from the west side of Station Gate Road to east of Centre View/City Centre Drive to accommodate construction of the Hurontario LRT.

Metrolinx says work commenced on July 9 and is progressing to the east along Rathburn Road West. Due to unforeseen circumstances; work will be extended from the previously communicated date of August 29, until September 28.

This work involves open excavation within the municipal right of way to install a concrete encased duct bank, cable chambers and transformer foundations.

Metronlinx says work will continue to occur between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., along with some 24 hour and Sunday work as required up to September 28.

To mitigate impacts to traffic and transit, night works include the completion of multiple utility crossings between Station Gate Road and Hurontario Street.

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