City building | December 15, 2022
Construction season in Mississauga is winding down after another busy year of repairing, maintaining and expanding Mississauga’s transportation and stormwater infrastructure. This year, the City has invested approximately $55 million to address public safety and aging infrastructure, and prevent neighbourhood flooding.
“Mississauga’s residents have seen the City’s budget hard at work as we moved ahead with another busy construction season over the past year. We continue to make sound investments in our infrastructure, including the roads, bridges, sidewalks and sewers that our community uses every single day. Continued investments in infrastructure construction and maintenance are essential to Mississauga’s future as we continue to grow and mature into a thriving economic hub in Ontario,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “I want to thank the crews that work so hard every single year to complete this essential work, and who will continue to do the same next year to ensure that people and goods can keep moving safely and efficiently through our city. I also want to thank our residents for their patience as we complete this critical infrastructure work, including the substantial progress that has been made on the Hurontario LRT.”
Road construction work completed in 2022:
Residents and commuters would have also seen major construction happening on the Hurontario corridor, between the Port Credit GO Station and Highway 407. Significant progress was made on Metrolinx’s Hurontario Light Rail Transit (HuLRT) Project this year, including the start of track installation, the elevated guideway over Highway 403, a new underpass at the QEW and ongoing utility relocations. Once completed in late 2024, the HuLRT will transform Mississauga’s transit system and further connect residents and businesses along this corridor.
“Construction season in Mississauga also includes repairing and preventing erosion along our creeks and waterways and maintaining our stormwater infrastructure, like our stormwater management ponds. This work helps reduce the risk of flooding in neighbourhoods and protects residents and property from intense rainfall. It also helps protect local waterways and aquatic wildlife,” said Sam Rogers, Director, Infrastructure Planning and Engineering Services. “One of our large projects this year happened at Lakeview Golf Course. It involved stream restoration and erosion protection along the Applewood Creek. With the completion of this project, we’ve increased public safety and protected the property and infrastructure from erosion hazards. It’s also improved the creek’s health and the habitat of the fish and wildlife that call the creek home.”
Other key Stormwater projects completed in 2022:
Residents interested in learning more about the City’s construction projects can use the construction map to view all construction projects, their status and who to contact with any questions.
While construction season may be wrapping up for the year, the City is encouraging road users to exercise the same caution and patience heading into the winter season. Allow for extra time when traveling, give crews, equipment and plows lots of space to work and drive according to weather and road conditions.
Visit mississauga.ca/construction to learn more.
CAPTION: Restoration of Glen Erin Drive bridge over Lake Wabukayne Trail. Work included strengthening the structural capacity, repairing deteriorated concrete and modifying the sidewalk alignment to match the future Glen Erin Drive corridor project.
CAPTION: Mary Fix Creek erosion control work downstream of Dundas Street West.
CAPTION: Applewood Creek erosion control work at Lakeview Golf Course. Work included stabilizing the creek’s channel bed and realigning the creek into a more winding form to stabilize the creek and increase its water capacity to prevent flooding. Work also included erosion protection and golf course restoration (e.g. restoration of irrigation lines, installation of bridge crossings, repair of cart paths and landscaping).
CAPTION: Restoration of Burnhamthorpe Road West bridge over Sawmill Valley Trail. Work included widening the north sidewalk to incorporate a multi-use trail and replacing various structural components to renew the service life of the bridge.
CAPTION: Replacement of culvert on Orr Road.
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