VIDEO: A bird’s-eye view in Mississauga of work on the QEW bridge over the Credit River


Published June 28, 2022 at 12:30 pm

VIDEO: A recent bird's-eye view of work on the QEW bridge over the Credit River in Mississauga
Photo from Jan. 2022 shows progress made on the QEW/Credit River bridge project. (Photo: QEW/Credit River Improvement Project)

Work has ramped up in recent weeks on a major overhaul of the QEW bridge over the Credit River in Mississauga.

Although crews worked throughout the winter on the QEW/Credit River Improvement Project, the summer months bring a busier work schedule along the 2.6-kilometre stretch of the highway that runs from Hurontario St. to Mississauga Rd. 

A video taken May 24 and recently posted to YouTube shows progress made to date along the stretch of highway that crosses the Credit River.

The huge project consists of:

  • construction of a new twin bridge north of the existing Credit River bridge
  • rehabilitation of the existing Credit River bridge
  • widening/improving of the QEW
  • replacing the Mississauga Rd. overpass
  • improving/reconfiguring the Mississauga Rd. interchange
  • constructing active transportation (pedestrian, bicycles, etc.) crossings (and associated trail infrastructure) at the QEW and over the Credit River

As work continues, drivers can expect more minor traffic disruptions around Mississauga Rd. and the QEW as summer work season has arrived. 

Similar traffic disruptions took place throughout the winter.

After years of planning, work on the new/rehabilitated bridge moved full steam ahead last fall.

Officials with EllisDon Corp. and Coco Paving Inc., who head up the building team awarded the $313.8-million contract in late 2020, say the stakeholder review and comment period ended last November.

That meant the massive project met requirements of an environmental assessment and was given the green light to move forward with construction.  

The project, first studied by Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation (MTO) in 2013, initially called for demolition of the existing 840-ft.-long bridge, which was built in 1934 and expanded in 1960.   

However, public outcry and strong opposition from Mississauga City council in late 2019 changed the provincial government’s mind, and it was decided the existing span, located just east of Mississauga Rd., would be rehabilitated instead.  

The Province said that based on the feedback it received in the aftermath of the demolition announcement, it made the decision to preserve the original heritage structure of the bridge, which is owned by the Ontario government. 

A completion date for the project has yet to be determined.

Another photo of the work site from Jan. 2022. (Photo: QEW/Credit River Improvement Project)

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