Mississauga wrapping up $50-million construction season

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Robin MacLennan

Ontario Construction Report staff writer

The City of Mississauga has invested about $50 million across 16 construction projects to repair, maintain and expand its transportation infrastructure, like roads, sidewalks, bridges and trails, and reduce flooding through stormwater management.

“While construction may cause temporary inconvenience, it plays an essential role in any city’s growth and development. Ongoing construction and maintenance of our infrastructure enables goods, services and people to move safely and efficiently around our city,” Geoff Wright, Commissioner, Transportation and Works, said in a December statement.

“I want to thank Mississauga residents for their patience and co-operation during construction season, as well as the crews and city staff who work hard to complete this critical work with as minimal disruption as possible.”

Construction on roads will continue through the winter.

“An example of a major construction project would be the Goreway Drive improvement project,” said Sam Rogers, director, infrastructure planning and engineering services. “Goreway Drive is a major road connecting Mississauga and Brampton. Drivers have been experiencing major traffic days for decades.

“In partnership with the City of Brampton and CN Rail, construction has started on the overpass bridge that will improve traffic flow, reduce vehicle emissions as traffic delays are reduced, enhance road safety and improve the quality of life for local residents.”

Visit mississauga.ca/construction to access the construction map and learn more about Mississauga construction projects.

2023 road construction projects:

  • Resurfaced seven major roads and 15 residential roads for a total of 14.5 kilometres
  • Construction of 5.05 kilometres of new sidewalks as part of the road resurfacing program
  • Rehabilitation of three bridges:
  • Burnhamthorpe Road West bridge over Sawmill Valley Trail
  • Eglinton Avenue bridge over Little Etobicoke Creek
  • Glen Erin Drive bridge over Hunter’s Green Park Trail
  • Construction of 2.265 kilometres of noise walls
  • Construction of 3.7 kilometres of multi-use trails and cycle tracks:
  • Argentia Road (Tenth Line West to east of Winston Churchill Boulevard)
  • Winston Churchill Boulevard (Crosscurrent Drive to Argentia Road and Unity Drive to Highway 403)
  • Kennedy Road (Britannia Road East/Coopers Avenue to Matheson Boulevard)
  • Construction of 3.2 kilometres of cycle tracks and road rehabilitation along Matheson Boulevard East, including the installation of new street lights and signals (ongoing into 2024)
  • Rehabilitation of The Collegeway (Winston Churchill Boulevard to Mississauga Road), which includes 3.6 kilometres of new cycle tracks, pavement rehabilitation, new traffic signals and street lights and intersection improvements (ongoing into 2024)
  • Construction of the Rathburn Road and Ponytrail Drive Integrated Road Project, which includes three kilometres of new cycle tracks, pavement rehabilitation, intersection improvements and new pedestrian crossings, noise walls, traffic signals and street lights (ongoing into 2024)

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