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Weekend road closure planned at Hurontario and Dundas Street

Closure taking place for sanitary relocations and upgrades as LRT construction continues.

Mar 8, 2023

Drivers planning to travel through the Hurontario Street and Dundas Street intersection in Mississauga next weekend, will need to slightly alter their plans.

Construction crews are closing the intersection to work on sewer and watermain installations, including relocations and upgrades, from Friday, March 17 at 7 p.m. to Monday, March 20 at 6 a.m.

This work is in preparation for the Hazel McCallion Line’s infrastructure installation.

Currently, these utilities are in the middle of the intersection, obstructing the future LRT route. Therefore, they need to be relocated outside of its path.

Route Detours

While this work is taking place, please follow the signs installed to assist with navigating around the intersection road closure. Detour roads around the intersection closure include Confederation Parkway, King Street, Camilla Road, Kirwin Avenue and Hillcrest Road.

MiWay Routes 1, 2, 101, 101A, and 103 will also be on detour during the closure.

There will be no service on Hurontario (between Hillcrest Avenue and King Street) and Dundas (between Confederation Parkway and Camilla Avenue.)

This weekend road closure might make your weekend travels lengthier and Metrolinx appreciates resident's patience while this important project is built.

Hurontario and Dundas intersection closure map

Map of the detours for drivers during the intersection closure. (Metrolinx graphic)

Minimizing Disruptions

During the closure, a four-metre-deep excavation will take place in the middle of the intersection.

Pipe replacements and upgrades will be done while the existing system is live using a sewer bypass pump, which diverts or reroutes sewage and other waste during construction to prevent service interruptions, ensuring people can continue to use facilities while work is in progress.

This is taking place in the least disruptive way possible. A sewer bypass pump is typically capable of bypassing thousands of gallons of sewage per minute.

Utility Upgrades

Sanitary systems transport wastewater released from a drain, toilet, sink or appliance to treatment plants where it is cleaned before being released into a body of water, like Lake Ontario.

Sanitation promotes health, improves the quality of the environment and the quality of life in a community. These upgrades happening alongside relocation work will help foster community wellbeing into the future.

by Maria Khan Metrolinx communications senior advisor