Video: View from the sky of latest work on major LRT project in Mississauga

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Published September 11, 2023 at 10:26 am

(Photo: Metrolinx drone video)

A major task recently completed on a main section of the $1.4-billion Hazel McCallion light-rail transit (LRT) route in Mississauga was captured on video — from the sky.

Drone footage provided by project leaders overseeing the massive Mississauga-to-Brampton transit initiative shows an overhead look at the Hurontario Street/QEW interchange after the major work was completed in late August (see below).

Officials with Metrolinx, the provincial agency in charge of the Hazel McCallion Line LRT project, said work crews relocated the Hurontario Street southbound on-ramp to the eastbound lanes.

“This paves the way for traffic to run through the new underpass in the future,” project officials said in a social media post.

When completed and open to passengers in fall 2024, the Hazel McCallion Line will whisk riders as far as 18 kilometres from Port Credit GO Station in south Mississauga to Brampton, via Hurontario St.

Running between Peel’s two cities, the route will feature 19 stops along the way. It will also connect with other transit services, including MiWay and Brampton Transit.

The sweeping transit project has many components to it, including major reconstruction of a century-old creek in south Mississauga.

Metrolinx officials say work on Mary Fix Creek is close to wrapping up.

Work around both 100-year-old Mary Fix Creek and Etobicoke Creek has been ongoing for some time as part of the project as the two watercourses are being restored and revitalized to help stave off future flooding and enhance the wildlife habitat.

Meanwhile, project officials remind motorists and residents to expect traffic delays and extra noise for the next month in the area of a busy north Mississauga intersection as work crews lay down tracks for the LRT route.

Project leaders say motorists and area residents can expect the delays and noise due to the partial closure of the intersection at Hurontario Street and Watergarden Drive/Armdale Road through mid-October.

The intersection, located just north of Eglinton Avenue, will be shut down to left-hand turns and traffic attempting to cross Hurontario Street from Monday (Sept. 11) at 10 p.m. until Oct. 12 at 10 p.m.

Officials say work will take place daily between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m., including on weekends.

Hurontario LRT map

Map shows the route and stops of the Hazel McCallion Line. (Image: Metrolinx)

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