Ontario Construction News staff writer
Metrolinx has released a high level construction overview for the Hurontario Light Rail Transit Project (HuLRT) extending from the Port Credit GO station in Mississauga to the Brampton Gateway Terminal.
It’s been nine years of public meetings and community outreach across Mississauga and Bramption and now the construction schedule has been scheduled in six segments, with each section having its own activities and timelines.
An outline provides a glimpse of how the HuLRT will roll out in the months and years ahead, as it’s built by Metrolinx’s constructor, Mobilinx.
Currently, Mobilinx has begun surveying the corridor and will continue to evaluate underground conditions and to identify utilities into the spring.
With most utility relocations being done by Metrolinx prior to the contracts award, the project is on track for heavy construction this coming summer.
Major construction will begin by removing the medians from the centre of Hurontario Street. Not only will this process allow Mobilinx to shift traffic lanes east and west of the construction – helping to maintain traffic flow, it will also make way for the LRT systems guideway – the physical base supporting the route.
With 19 stops along a dedicated lane, the Hurontario LRT will run between Mississauga and Brampton. Clean, electrically powered light rail vehicles, producing no emissions.
Mobilinx anticipates completion of the LRT in fall 2024. The Mobilinx team includes:
- Applicant Lead: John Laing, Astaldi, Hitachi, Transdev, Amico Concessions, Salini Impregilo
- Construction: Astaldi, Hitachi, Amico, Bot, Salini Impregilo
- Design: IBI Group, Hitachi, Morrison Hershfield, Arcadis, Daoust Lestage, Exp.
- Operation Maintenance & Rehabilitation Provider: Transdev, Hitachi, Astaldi, Salini Impregilo
- Financial Advisor: National Bank, HSBC