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Mississauga East – Cooksville Pinch Point: Key Considerations

In Mississauga East, the area between Confederation Parkway and Jaguar Valley Drive (Cooksville) is considered a pinch point, or a constrained area, and requires an additional evaluation process. 

An aerial view map of the Dundas BRT route in Mississauga highlighting the Cooksville Pinch Point.

In the last round of engagement, six design alternatives were presented. Alternative 1 – Full median Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) widened about centreline, was presented as the best performing alternative because it proved to be the best performing in terms of: 

A table detailing key considerations related to the Cooksville pinch point including Mobility and Traffic, Geometrics / Infrastructure, Property and Environmental Considerations. A table detailing key considerations related to the Cooksville pinch point including Mobility and Traffic, Geometrics / Infrastructure, Property and Environmental Considerations.

Alternative 1 will also provide a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) station at Hurontario with limited to no impacts to the future Hurontario LRT line and will allow for optimal BRT operations and reliability. 

A digital rendering of a bus platform servicing an area with a light flow of traffic.

The Project Team has completed additional technical studies to optimize the design for Alternative 1, based on the following potential impacts identified earlier this year: 

  • Potential for heritage property and other property impacts 
  • Potential for increased noise and vibration impacts 
  • Potential for impacts to cyclist and pedestrian safety 
  • Capital cost to implement, including purchase of/ impacts to properties 

To help mitigate these potential impacts, we have: 

  • Optimized the corridor alignment to minimize impacts to properties 
  • Enhanced boulevard space reductions, at select locations, to minimize or eliminate property impacts where possible, including a reduction in the furniture/pole zone at a 0.6m minimum width and conversion of the sidewalks and cycle track to a multi-use path 
  • Applied minimum general-purpose through traffic lane width of 3.35m throughout Cooksville and minimum sidewalk width of 1.5m at select locations 

Two illustrations of what Dundas Street could look like with the implementation of the Dundas Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), including lane widths, active transportation paths, pole zones, property lines, dedicated transit lanes, and roadways. The first alternative, Typical Cross Section at Hurontario Street, includes a dedicated bus platform. The second alternative, Typical Cross Section at Midblock Confederation Parkway to Jaguar Valley Drive, includes a raised median and two-way transit lanes. Two illustrations of what Dundas Street could look like with the implementation of the Dundas Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), including lane widths, active transportation paths, pole zones, property lines, dedicated transit lanes, and roadways. The first alternative, Typical Cross Section at Hurontario Street, includes a dedicated bus platform. The second alternative, Typical Cross Section at Midblock Confederation Parkway to Jaguar Valley Drive, includes a raised median and two-way transit lanes.

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