Weekend closure of Burnhamthorpe & Hurontario for LRT work
Critical transit construction work at Hurontario and Burnhamthorpe taking place from May 26–29.
May 23, 2023
A weekend intersection closure is happening in Mississauga to carry out important work for the Hazel McCallion Line.
The work is happening at Hurontario Street and Burnhamthorpe Road and will take place over the weekend of May 26-29 with crews working around the clock (24 hours/day) to complete. As always, the goal is to reduce impacts on the community by shortening the duration of work while ensuring its safe and successful completion. Instead of intermittent closures, this approach will reduce the impact for drivers and the community from 18 weeks to only 59 hours.
Crews will be installing and upgrading electrical and storm utility infrastructure. The work is scheduled to take place starting Friday May 26 at 7 p.m. and the intersection will re-open on Monday May 29 at 6 a.m.
Important LRT construction
- Storm sewer work is happening on the west side of the intersection, including the installation of concrete pipes
- Alectra electrical infrastructure is being installed on the south side of the intersection
While this weekend’s work takes place, traffic will be diverted to detour routes including Robert Speck Parkway, Kariya Drive, Confederation Parkway, City Centre Drive, Elm Drive, Arista Way and Central Parkway.
The installation of upgraded watermains, storm and sanitary sewers continues to progress steadily along Hurontario Street as part of Hazel McCallion Line construction.
Meanwhile, directional drilling to create underground Alectra duct banks that cross Hurontario is underway to support the switch over to a newly upgraded power service.
Duct banks are also required for the relocation of power lines along Hurontario Street, which will allow for road widening and sufficient clearances for the overhead catenary system (OCS) that will supply power to the light rail transit (LRT) line.
Once complete, this will improve the reliability and function of utilities for decades to come and play a key role in the new LRT route along Hurontario Street, bringing fast and reliable light rail transit to communities in Mississauga and Brampton. It’s short-term pain for long term gain.
by Maria Khan Metrolinx communications senior advisor