Slowly but surely, the weather is warming up in Mississauga and with this comes the launch of the City’s road construction season. This signals the start of road reconstruction and resurfacing, infrastructure works, bridge rehabilitation, creek erosion repairs, pothole repairs and drainage improvements.
“We are working to build Mississauga into a world class city and make our roads the best in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA),” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “In order to move people and goods more efficiently and safely throughout our city, we need to continue to invest in improving our transportation network. While road improvements are underway, we ask our residents to be patient and encourage those travelling through Mississauga to plan ahead and consider an alternate route to avoid traffic delays.”
“This year, we have a very busy road construction season that is now underway with 23 planned and eight continuing projects from 2018,” said Geoff Wright, Commissioner, Transportation and Works. “The City is rehabilitating and resurfacing 87 streets or 46 kilometres (km) between spring and fall 2019. When complete, these construction projects will make commuting easier for residents and visitors.”
The City has a number of road construction projects underway this year, including the rebuild of Mavis Road from south of Courtneypark Drive and Sombrero Way to north of Twain Avenue and Knotty Pine Grove. This $10 million project began in 2018 and will increase capacity on Mavis Road and upgrade the bridge over Fletcher’s Creek. As part of this project a multi-purpose trail will be built on the west side of Mavis Road. Construction for the project started up again on March 25, 2019, and will reduce traffic by one lane in each direction. Completion is expected in October of this year.
Other significant projects that may impact your travels around the city include work on Torbram Road for the construction of two rail underpasses and the ongoing preparations for the Hurontario Light Rail Transit Project (LRT). Crews are relocating utilities in advance of LRT construction on Hurontario Road and Rathburn Road. Both of these projects may cause temporary lane restrictions.
2019 Planned Construction Projects:
- Residential resurfacing – About 72 streets amounting to 27.9 km
- Major and industrial resurfacing – About 15 streets amounting to 18.1 km
- Rehabilitation – Mavis Road from south of Courtneypark Drive and Sombrero Way to north of Twain Avenue and Knotty Grove
- Creek erosion repairs – Seven projects:
- Cooksville Creek (four different locations)
- Levi Creek
- Mary Fix Creek
- Moore Creek
- Bridge work – Four rehabilitation projects of bridge structures to protect the surrounding area from floods:
- Willow Lane culvert over Credit River Tributary
- Central Parkway East (west and east bridge lanes over Cooksville Creek)
- King Street Bridge, over Cooksville Creek
Wright added that additional work to maintain the City’s 5,600 kilometres of roads includes filling potholes, building 24 noise walls, 1.8 km of new sidewalks and 6.7 km of new multi-use trails.
As you travel around the City in a bus, on bicycle, by foot or in a vehicle, we encourage you to check out our construction map for more information about road closures and lane reductions that could impact your planned trip. Visit: mississauga.ca/construction