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 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.
- Notice of Highway 401 Closure – October 29, 2016
- Notice of By-law to Restrict Vehicular Access over a Portion of Second Line West
For additional information regarding the MTO 401 widening project please visit www.my401.ca.
- Environmental Study report (ESR)
- Appendix A – Consultation
- Appendix B – Natural Environment
- Appendix C – Ministry of Tourism and Sport Letter
- Appendix D – Phase 1 ESA
- Appendix E – Preliminary Design Drawings
- Figures ES-3 8-3 Preliminary Landscaping Plan
- Notice of Study Completion
- 2nd Line – Class EA CONCEPTUAL STREETSCAPE PLAN
- Public Information Centre #2 Display Boards
- Public Information Centre #2 Comment Sheet
- Notice of Public Information Centre #2
- Public Information Centre #1 Display Boards
- Public Information Centre #1 Comment Sheet
- Notice of Study Commencement and Public Information Centre#1
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 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 neighbourhood and Second Line W. vehicular crossing removal proposal by the MTO.
The purpose of this study was to document public concerns and to identify mitigation measures to respond to the existing transportation needs and any potential impacts in the future.
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.