Video shows progress of bridge of new $1.4-billion Mississauga transit line

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Published April 5, 2023 at 9:21 am

Aerial view of Hwy. 403 and Hurontario St. in Mississauga's downtown core. Work on the elevated guideway as part of the Hazel McCallion light rail transit line can be seen at bottom right.

The pieces are falling into place–literally–on a crucial part of a new light rail transit (LRT) route in Mississauga’s downtown core.

Project leaders in charge of building the $1.4-billion Hazel McCallion Line took to social media this week to show the progress being made on what they’ve described as “a very cool piece of urban infrastructure” being constructed just to the east of Square One Shopping Centre.

Technically, it’s known as the elevated guideway, which will eventually connect the 19-stop LRT route to the City Centre station near Square One.

The guideway is making significant progress, officials at Metrolinx said this week via Twitter, where they posted a time lapse video of the work completed to date (see below).

Metrolinx is the provincial agency overseeing the massive transit project, which when completed in fall 2024 will run 18 kilometres along Hurontario St. from Port Credit GO station in south Mississauga north into Brampton.

Project leaders said earlier this spring that when the Hazel McCallion Line is up and running, “this dedicated LRT path will support high-order transit with reduced impact to local traffic.”

They also noted earlier that people “may have spotted the guideway piers (the vertical structures that will support the guideway) going up near Hwy. 403 and Rathburn Rd. Now, the structure is starting to take shape.”

When completed, the LRT line will link to GO stations at Port Credit and Cooksville, the Mississauga Transitway, Square One GO Bus Terminal, Brampton Gateway Terminal, and key MiWay and Brampton Transit routes.

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