Hurontario LRT progress – Why widening a bridge across a major Toronto-area highway must start with a strong foundation

Work continues on the Hurontario light rail transit (LRT) project that will bring 18-kilometres of new rapid transit to Mississauga and Brampton. When it’s done, the project will head north up Hurontario towards Brampton, passing over the busy Highway 407 in the process. In order to make it all work, construction crews need to make … Continue reading Hurontario LRT progress – Why widening a bridge across a major Toronto-area highway must start with a strong foundation

On the move – Metrolinx Community Canvassers out in Mississauga and Brampton

As work to build the Hurontario Light Rail Transit (HuLRT) continues, hearing what local residents have to say about the project is important.  Recently, Metrolinx began canvassing neighbourhoods and businesses along Hurontario Street between the Brampton Gateway Terminal and Port Credit GO in Mississauga. Their work will stretch into November. With major construction starting later … Continue reading On the move – Metrolinx Community Canvassers out in Mississauga and Brampton

From the ground up – A look at how the Hurontario LRT project is able to reduce all the waste they would normally face

With any large construction effort – think of renovating just your bathroom – there’s stuff that is cast aside. All that expected debris and waste that can accumulate. But when you’re building something as large as the Hurontario LRT route, are there ways to cut down on the waste? The answer is ‘yes’, including software … Continue reading From the ground up – A look at how the Hurontario LRT project is able to reduce all the waste they would normally face

Leveled – Street divides continue to be torn away to make way for Hurontario LRT route

Drivers along Hurontario Street, running from Brampton to Mississauga, have been noticing something missing over these past months. Work continues on a massive operation to clear away long-standing medians built to divide traffic. Here’s the difference a clean-slate looks along one of Ontario’s great urban thoroughfares. It’s an extra- large amount of work on medians. … Continue reading Leveled – Street divides continue to be torn away to make way for Hurontario LRT route

Pillars of the community – Supporting the Hurontario Light Rail Transit Project

In the latest images out of the Peel Region transit corridor, we take a look at concrete work being done on Highway 407. Talk about carrying your weight while on the job. Work continues along Hurontario Street for the Hurontario Light Rail Transit (LRT) project. And that recently included concrete pillars being installed at Hurontario … Continue reading Pillars of the community – Supporting the Hurontario Light Rail Transit Project

How Hurontario light rail vehicles will have an inside track on making up lost time and hitting green lights

When you eventually see light rail vehicles moving along the Hurontario system – a transit route that stretches between Brampton and Mississauga – you may wonder how they manage to outsmart the traffic lights if they’re running a bit behind. The answer has to do with a bit of intelligent design that gives them an … Continue reading How Hurontario light rail vehicles will have an inside track on making up lost time and hitting green lights

The birds and the trees – How environmental sustainability is embedded in the Hurontario Light Rail Transit project

There are plenty of technical obstacles and opportunities faced when building a modern urban transit system. But among the first thing planners and builders have had to keep on the radar for the HuLRT route, is how it impacts nature. Here are some of the ways experts are keeping the system green. She was the … Continue reading The birds and the trees – How environmental sustainability is embedded in the Hurontario Light Rail Transit project

Hurontario light rail transit project video released – Gives flyover glimpse of the line

Metrolinx has created a video primer on what the Hurontario LRT route will offer Brampton and Mississauga, as well as the timelines crews are working under. And did we mention renderings? To understand the way people will move in the future, it’s always good to see things in motion. Metrolinx has created a video overview … Continue reading Hurontario light rail transit project video released – Gives flyover glimpse of the line

To carry a heavy load – Mighty support work continues on Hurontario LRT route over Hwy. 407

We have new images of some interesting piling work being done where the Hurontario light rail transit project crosses at Hwy. 407. Talk about piling it on. In the middle of a hot and humid Ontario summer, crews are working to add needed supports to carry the heavy load of the Hurontario light rail transit … Continue reading To carry a heavy load – Mighty support work continues on Hurontario LRT route over Hwy. 407

Removing barriers – Hurontario light rail transit project sees heavy-lifting roadwork this week

In time for hotter weather, the Hurontario light rail transit (LRT) project is shedding a few pounds. Median removals and minor construction activities for the Hurontario Light Rail Transit Project (HuLRT) are well underway for the LRT route, more commonly called the HuLRT. The median is the strip of land between opposing traffic lanes. In … Continue reading Removing barriers – Hurontario light rail transit project sees heavy-lifting roadwork this week