Second Line West Structure

The Second Line West bridge across Highway 401 will be removed to accommodate the widening of Highway 401 in the Fall of 2016.

The need to remove the bridge was documented by the MTO in a Transportation Environmental Study Report for the ultimate widening of Highway 401 from the Highway 403/410 interchange to the Credit River, with environmental approval in 2007.

In 2010, City of Mississauga’s Cycling Master Plan identified a plan for a Second Line West pedestrian/cyclist bridge across Highway 401.

The City of Mississauga received Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) approval in 2015 for a pedestrian/cyclist bridge across Highway 401 as well as a multi-use trail from Sombrero Way to Donway Drive.

The Second Line West bridge removal and replacement with a new pedestrian/cyclist bridge will be included in the MTO widening of Highway 401 from east of McLaughlin Road to east of the Credit River (approximately 4 km) construction project.

For additional information regarding the MTO 401 widening project please visit www.my401.ca.

If you have any questions regarding the Second Line pedestrian/cyclist bridge please contact: secondline@mississauga.ca.


Second Line West Class EA Study Crossing of Highway 401 - Pedestrian/Cyclist Crossing


Transportation Operation Study for Second Line West Neighbourhood

In 1982, City of Mississauga Council adapted a recommendation for the removal of Second Line W. vehicular crossing over Highway 401 to accommodate the Ministry of Transportation Ontario (MTO)’s Highway 401 widening project. In 2005, the MTO documented the need for the removal of the crossing in a Transportation Environmental Study Report for the ultimate widening of Highway 401 from the Highway 403/410 interchange to the Credit River. On November 16, 2011, City of Mississauga staff met with the members of the public to discuss updates on Highway 401 widening project including the permanent removal of Second Line W. vehicular crossing. In the 2011 public meeting, the members of the public raised a number of concerns related to the existing transportation operation conditions in the surrounding neighborhood and Second Line W. vehicular crossing removal proposal by the MTO. The purpose of this study is to document public concerns and to identify mitigation measures to respond to the existing transportation needs and any potential impacts in the future.


2011 Corporate Report and Public Meeting

A transportation review focusing on the impact of removing the Second Line vehicle bridge was completed by Transportation and Works and presented at a public meeting in 2011. The study concluded that there was insufficient traffic on Second Line West to support replacement of the bridge. Subsequently, a Corporate Report, dated October 18, 2011, was endorsed by Council. Recommendations in that report included that replacement of the Second Line West vehicle bridge across Highway 401 not be pursued by the City of Mississauga and that City staff undertake a study of a new pedestrian/cyclist crossing of Highway 401.

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