Ontario Construction News staff writer
The City of Mississauga is moving two transportation projects forward with environmental assessments currently underway on the Lakeshore Transportation Studies (a set of interconnected infrastructure projects along Lakeshore Road) and the Dundas Bus Rapid Transit Project.
Stakeholders are invited to provide feedback on both projects until Sept. 23, by attending a live virtual community meeting or visiting each project’s on-demand virtual open house.
Lakeshore Transportation Studies
The Lakeshore Transportation Studies include three infrastructure projects, which build from the 2019 Lakeshore Connecting Communities Transportation Master Plan. Environmental assessments are underway on:
- Lakeshore Bus Rapid Transit – centre-running bus rapid transit lanes along a two- kilometre stretch of Lakeshore Road from the Etobicoke Creek to East Avenue
- Lakeshore Complete Street – options to improve the experience for people travelling along Lakeshore Road and Royal Windsor Drive from East Avenue to the Oakville border
- New Credit River Active Transportation Bridge – active transportation (walking, rolling, cycling) bridge crossing the Credit River north of Lakeshore Road
A virtual meeting is scheduled for Sept. 16 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. It will include a presentation and question and answer session with the project team.
Also, an online open house is available on-demand until Sept. 23.
Dundas Bus Rapid Transit
The City of Mississauga and Metrolinx are working together to obtain environmental assessment approvals through the Transit Project Assessment Process for the Dundas Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project.
The Dundas BRT is planned to extend for 48 km along Dundas Street from Highway 6 in Hamilton to the Kipling Transit Hub in Toronto, including approximately 17 km in the City of Mississauga. The Dundas BRT is part of a bold, forward-looking transportation plan aimed at creating stronger connections and providing fast, frequent and reliable transit to those in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Region.
Building upon previous Dundas Connects (2018) Study, this work supports the municipal submission to the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program for the implementation of a segment of the Dundas BRT project in Mississauga from the eastern municipal border to Confederation Parkway.
This phase of work includes:
Transit Project Assessment Process (TPAP is an expedited Environmental Assessment process in which the environmental effects of the project will be analyzed). Within Mississauga, the TPAP Notice of Commencement will be scheduled for later in 2021 and is anticipated to be completed in early 2022.
A live virtual community meeting will be held Sept. 23 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and a virtual community meeting is currently available on demand.