Seeing the trees – Minimizing environmental impacts, while setting the stage for the Hurontario Light Rail Transit network

Working together with City partners and the local conservation authority, plans to protect trees during construction, and remove others where necessary for infrastructure, are now underway to accommodate the new Hurontario light rail transit (HuLRT) network. Constructing a major new transit route, means constantly working with the environment, including with trees along the way. This is true for crews along … Continue reading Seeing the trees – Minimizing environmental impacts, while setting the stage for the Hurontario Light Rail Transit network

Improvements at Port Credit GO shine a light on the varied projects Metrolinx is working to complete

Three different projects currently underway in and around Port Credit GO will catch the eye of south Mississauga residents and transit customers alike. Construction for the Hurontario Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, accessibility upgrades at the GO Station and major track work – highlight the various construction projects Metrolinx is embarking on to better serve … Continue reading Improvements at Port Credit GO shine a light on the varied projects Metrolinx is working to complete

It’s electric – Important soil tests along Hurontario LRT route are grounded in some cool, and needed, science

There’s not so mad science taking place along the HuLRT route. Crews are using math and special devices to look at how electrical currents move through the earth. The small impulses will help them construct the power substations that will be used to bring the route to life. Time to geek out on getting the … Continue reading It’s electric – Important soil tests along Hurontario LRT route are grounded in some cool, and needed, science

Transit advances for Port Credit – And then, how the Hurontario Light Rail Transit project will deal with the mighty QEW Highway

As construction starts to ramp up, residents and businesses located in southern Mississauga and Port Credit area will see crews continue to build the infrastructure required for the Hurontario Light Rail Transit network.  This is how it’ll roll out, including as it deals with the major Queen Elizabeth Way highway. There’s a lot of planning … Continue reading Transit advances for Port Credit – And then, how the Hurontario Light Rail Transit project will deal with the mighty QEW Highway

‘Push box’ and elevated guideways in store for Hurontario Light Rail Transit project

For many, a new year means new routines and new resolutions. For the Hurontario Light Rail Transit (LRT) team, it means taking things to another level, literally. Here’s how things are rising up in preparation for the new rapid transit route between Brampton and Mississauga, including an engineering piece that’s a first for Ontario. Work … Continue reading ‘Push box’ and elevated guideways in store for Hurontario Light Rail Transit project

What does a new water-main look like? We’ll show you as work continues along the Hurontario Light Rail Transit route

Crews toiling around construction sites, such as the Hurontario LRT (HuLRT) line, are a common sight in urban areas. But for those living in the communities where workers and machinery are hard at it, it’s always interesting to know what’s happening behind the barriers and down into the pits. We often try to show you … Continue reading What does a new water-main look like? We’ll show you as work continues along the Hurontario Light Rail Transit route

A year in the life of the Hurontario Light Rail Transit Project – Why 650 football fields is an impressive accomplishment

We’ve been tracking every major construction and project hurdle on the Hurontario LRT route. And while some things stalled in 2020, the new transit project kept gaining momentum. Here’s what you might have missed. We often talk about parts in these stories. But as we end 2020, it’s time to bring some things together, while … Continue reading A year in the life of the Hurontario Light Rail Transit Project – Why 650 football fields is an impressive accomplishment

By the numbers – Why reaching utility relocation milestone is big deal for Hurontario Light Rail Transit project

Significant milestone won’t be visible to the naked eye, as changes made to Hurontario Street are buried four metres below the surface. But there’s now been a sizable – including 28 kilometres of cable – reason to chart the progress. It’s a bit of the wonder of down under. Driving down Hurontario Street you might … Continue reading By the numbers – Why reaching utility relocation milestone is big deal for Hurontario Light Rail Transit project

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