Mississauga’s construction season focused on transportation, stormwater infrastructure

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Ontario Construction News staff writer

The City of Mississauga is wrapping up a construction season that included about $55 million spent on maintaining and expanding transportation, stormwater and aging infrastructure.

“We continue to make sound investments in our infrastructure, including the roads, bridges, sidewalks and sewers that our community uses every single day,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. 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,” “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.”

Road construction work completed in 2022:

  • Resurfaced six major roads and 55 residential roads for a total of 27.4 kilometres
  • Installed four new multi-use trails and cycle tracks, for a total of 6 kilometres along:
    • Eglinton Avenue East (Tomken Road to Eastgate Parkway)
    • Erin Centre Boulevard (Tenth Line West to Oscar Peterson Boulevard)
    • Eglinton Avenue West (Oscar Peterson Boulevard at Southhampton Drive)
    • Southdown Road (Hartland Drive at Bromsgrove Road)
  • Constructed 6.2 kilometres of new sidewalks (Avonhead Road, Bresler Drive, Caterpillar Road, Eglinton Avenue West, Ninth Line, Statesman Drive, Airway Drive, Orlando Drive, Second Line West, Speakman Drive and Viscount Road)
  • Replaced a culvert on Orr Road
  • Constructed a bus layby on Queensway West, located in front of Trillium Hospital
  • Completed road improvements along Mississauga Road (north of Seven Oaks Drive), including road widening and adding new curbs, sidewalks, median islands, top asphalt and pavement markings
  • Restored three bridges:
    • Glen Erin Drive bridge (over Lake Wabukayne Trail)
    • Burnhamthorpe Road West bridge (over Sawmill Valley Trail)
    • Bloor Street bridge (over Little Etobicoke Creek)

Significant progress was made on Metrolinx’s Hurontario Light Rail Transit (HuLRT) project, including the start of track installation, 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,” said Sam Rogers, director, infrastructure planning and engineering services. “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.”

One of the largest projects involved stream restoration and erosion protection along the Applewood Creek at Lakeview Golf Course.

“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,” Rogers said.

Other key Stormwater projects completed in 2022:

  • Restored and made minor repairs to three stormwater management ponds:
    • Creditview Road and Bristol Road West Wet Pond (#3801)
    • Winston Churchill Boulevard Wet Pond – East and West locations (#5803)
  • Completed erosion control work along Mary Fix Creek, downstream of Dundas Street West
  • Completed erosion control work along the Credit River within the Credit Valley Golf and Country Club

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