Changes coming to south Mississauga intersection as part of Hurontario LRT utility work

A new traffic configuration, also known as a traffic flip, is happening in south Mississauga between Lakeshore Road East and the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW). Here’s how it will impact drivers and pedestrians in the area.

Work is progressing for the future Hurontario light rail transit (LRT) line.

As part of that work, construction crews will be changing the way traffic flows along Hurontario Street from Park Street to Harborn Road.

These changes aim to accommodate construction of new utility infrastructure, including watermains, storm and sanitary sewers, as well as hydro and telecommunications.

An infographic displaying the 3 steps of road widening, which are: removal of sidewalk, pave expanded roadway, east of Hurontario Street, and pave expanded roadway, west of Hurontario Street.
The three steps of road widening for south Mississauga. (Metrolinx image)

This infrastructure needs to be re-routed and upgraded to ensure reliable service to customers in the years ahead.

This process is currently taking place along the east side of Hurontario Street, but will shift to the west side in mid-July. This configuration will be in place for approximately one year as crews work to bring the LRT line to life.

What is the Hurontario LRT?

Once in service, the 18-kilometre Hazel McCallion Line will bring a new, environmentally friendly and reliable method of transportation to Mississauga and Brampton.

The new transit system will feature 19 stops, and will connect to major transit systems including GO Transit (Milton and Lakeshore West Lines), the Mississauga Transitway, Brampton Transit, ZUM and MiWay.

A view of Hurontario Street while the sun sets in the background.
A closer look at Hurontario Street during a Toronto sunset. (Metrolinx image)

The Hurontario LRT (also known as the Hazel McCallion Line) will operate in its own dedicated lane, ensuring a smooth, reliable and convenient ride along the region’s busiest street.

During construction, crews will maintain at least one lane of traffic in each direction south of the QEW, as well as turning lanes.

Drivers, pedestrians and cyclists should obey all construction signage and remain attentive when navigating the area.

To stay up to date on construction progress of the new LRT project, sign up for updates here.

Story by Erika D’Urbano, Metrolinx capital communications manager