Spring has sprung and so has Mississauga’s road construction season. As temperatures rise, so do crews who have begun working on reconstruction and resurfacing, infrastructure works, bridge rehabilitation, creek erosion repairs, pothole repairs and drainage improvements.
This year, the city has a busy construction season with 31 projects, 23 are new and eight are continuing from 2018. These projects involve the rehabilitation and resurfacing of 87 streets or 46 kilometres (km) between the spring and fall of 2019.
The largest project of 2019 is the rebuild of Mavis Road from south of Courtneypark and Sombrero Way to north of Twain Avenue and Knotty Pine Grove. This $10 million project began in 2018 and will increase road capacity on Mavis Road and upgrade the bridge over Fletcher’s Creek. As part of this project, a multi-use 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 and 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) and King Street Bridge, over Cooksville Creek
While travelling around Mississauga you may notice other work underway to maintain the City’s 5,600 kilometres of roads including filling potholes, building noise walls, along with sidewalk and multi-trials developments.