What's Happening with the Re-Design of Port Credit's Worst Intersection?
It looks like Mississauga's worst intersection will undergo a much-anticipated re-design in 2018.
We know, we know—that's far away (but hey—it's going to happen!)
For years, residents and visitors alike have complained about the bizarre Stavebank and Lakeshore Rd. intersection. If you have driven through it, you have probably almost hit a pedestrian or a car at least a half-dozen times. In this intersection, the north/south parts of Stavebank fail to line up, resulting in mass confusion for both pedestrians and drivers every time the light turns green.
While the area had always been notorious, the city was listening.
A little over a year ago, Mayor Bonnie Crombie, former Mayor Hazel McCallion and Councillor Tovey talked about the plan at Port Credit's Waterside Inn when they were on hand to attend the groundbreaking ceremony for the redevelopment and straightening of Stavebank Road in front of the Port Credit post office.
As for why it's ultimately going to take awhile, a few other things must fall into place first—namely the major renovation of the classic post office. Last year, it was decided that part of the structure would be torn down and replaced with a new addition full of office space.
According to the city, the post office project should be completed in a few months.
“The timing of the improvements to this intersection depend on the redevelopment of the Post Office property at the southwest corner of Lakeshore and Stavebank which is estimated to be completed in summer 2017," said Steve Barrett, manager of transportation infrastructure, in an email to insauga.com. "The realignment is therefore expected to be undertaken in 2018."
While the change won't happen overnight, at least we can rest easy knowing it will occur at some point. In the meantime, drive carefully.