Work on massive Mississauga/Brampton Hurontario light rail transit project moves north


Published December 15, 2021 at 11:04 am

Temporary traffic signals have been installed along the Hurontario LRT route in Brampton as road work ramps up there. (Photo: Metrolinx)

Work on the huge Hurontario light rail transit (LRT) project is ramping up in Brampton.

In the next several weeks, crews working on the Mississauga/Brampton transit route will begin relocating watermain and storm lines from just north of the Hwy. 407 interchange towards Bartley Bull Pkwy. in Brampton.

“It’s the next step in making the (LRT) a reality for Brampton residents,” Metrolinx, the agency that manages public transit projects across the Golden Horseshoe, said today in a news release.

“Over the past year, crews completed early works on a two-kilometre stretch of the route. Now that the final sections of median have been removed and temporary traffic signals are in place, a new, more substantial phase of construction can finally begin.”

(Image: Metrolinx)

The bulk of work to date on the 18-kilometre LRT route has taken place in Mississauga, from Port Credit GO station to approaching Brampton. 

When completed in fall 2024, the Hurontario LRT will move passengers from Port Credit north into Brampton, with 19 stops along the way. 

Metrolinx officials say that as work now continues in Brampton, two lanes of traffic will be moving in each direction with dedicated left-turn lanes in place at signalized intersections.

“Crews in Brampton will work simultaneously on both sides of the street,” according to Metrolinx. “This is a change from what was seen in Mississauga, where these relocations took place on only one side at any given time.”

As work on the massive transit route continues, various milestones are reached, the project coordinator says.

Three weeks ago, more than 3,000 metres of rail was delivered to the project’s Operations, Maintenance and Storage Facility in Brampton. That was the first of many deliveries that will total 89 kilometres of rail, weighing some 5,000 metric tonnes, according to Metrolinx.

When completed, the Hurontario LRT will offer a dedicated right-of-way running from south Mississauga to Brampton Gateway Terminal. It 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. 

The initiative is part of Metrolinx’s long-term vision for an integrated, sustainable transit network connecting the Greater Toronto and Hamilton areas. 

A drill rig is used recently to complete work at Port Credit GO station in south Mississauga. (Photo: Metrolinx)

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