Overnight LRT construction in Mississauga is keeping residents awake


Published June 29, 2022 at 6:49 pm

Sounds from LRT construction in Mississauga kept at least one resident awake this week.

The construction on Hurontario St., north of Eglinton Ave., between Armdale Rd. and Andrika Crt. started on June 20, said Metrolinx spokesperson James Wattie.

But the noisy work roused resident Chris Campbell early Wednesday (June 29).

“This is the quality of life for taxpaying residents of Mississauga with 24 HR LRT construction. This was 2:30 this morning.” Campbell tweeted on June 29.

Metrolinx responded to Campbell, saying they would contact the construction crew.

“We try to mitigate noise & vibration where and however we can, including monitoring both during active construction,” Metrolinx wrote. “We can relay your message to our constructor.”

Wattie said crews are working on the installation of new utility infrastructure and the work is scheduled from June 20 to July 22, between 7 p.m to 7 am.

Last fall, Metrolinx said overnight work would be necessary to complete the LRT.

“Building transit quickly and safely sometimes means building it overnight,” they said, describing the work schedule as a balancing act. “Night construction can be disruptive to neighbours, and daytime construction can impact traffic flow.”

Metrolinx mitigates disruptions through muffling the noise from portable generators, and scheduling noisier activities at times that would create the least disruption to nearby residents.

Once complete, the 18-kilometre LRT will move passengers from Port Credit GO station to Brampton, with 19 stops along the way. The project is slated to finish in 2024.

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