Making room for the Hurontario LRT project in north Mississauga
Metrolinx News breaks down what this construction is for and why it’s happening now.
Jul 14, 2021
Metrolinx is opening things up for rapid transit in Peel Region.
Right now, Metrolinx and its constructor, Mobilinx, are widening portions of Hurontario Street in the north end of Mississauga. Crews are also working on roadside utilities like hydro poles.
Major construction for the Hurontario LRT line is underway and this is another example of noticeable change to the one of the Peel Region’s busiest streets.
In case this is your first time hearing about the project, the Hurontario LRT project is a new 18-kilometre light rail line that will run up the middle of Hurontario Street from Port Credit GO Station in the south to Steeles Avenue in the north.
Why does the road need to be widened?
The road needs to be widened to make room for the LRT line, as it will run down the centre of Hurontario Street in its own dedicated lanes.
Construction crews are working on widening one side of the road at a time so that traffic can continue to flow. This infographic helps explain how the work will progress.
Check Metrolinx News regularly for the latest updates on the Hurontario LRT project, and follow the project on social media.
by Scott Money Metrolinx editorial content manager