Construction season in Mississauga is winding down after another busy year of repairing, maintaining and expanding the city’s transportation and stormwater infrastructure. In 2022, the city invested approximately $55 million to address public safety and aging infrastructure, and prevent neighbourhood flooding.

“Mississauga’s residents have seen the city’s budget hard at work as we moved ahead with another busy construction season over the past year. We continue to make sound investments in our infrastructure, including the roads, bridges, sidewalks and sewers that our community uses every single day. 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,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “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 to ensure that people and goods can keep moving safely and efficiently through our city. I also want to thank our residents for their patience as we complete this critical infrastructure work, including the substantial progress that has been made on the Hurontario LRT.”

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)
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Residents and commuters would have also seen major construction happening on the Hurontario corridor, between the Port Credit GO Station and Highway 407. Significant progress was made on Metrolinx’s Hurontario Light Rail Transit (HuLRT) Project this year, including the start of track installation, the 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. 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,” said Sam Rogers, director, Infrastructure Planning and Engineering Services. “One of our large projects this year happened at Lakeview Golf Course. It involved stream restoration and erosion protection along the Applewood Creek. 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.”

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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Featured image: Applewood Creek erosion control work at Lakeview Golf Course. Work included stabilizing the creek’s channel bed and realigning the creek into a more winding form to stabilize the creek and increase its water capacity to prevent flooding. (City of Mississauga)

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