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The Hurontario Light Rail Transit Project

The Hurontario Light Rail Transit Project

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May 2021 Public Engagement

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Project Overview

A map of the Hurontario Light Rail Transit Projects alignment

Now under construction, this exciting transit project is bringing 18 kilometers of smooth, fast, reliable rapid transit to Mississauga and Brampton along the Hurontario corridor. The project will mean a doubling of the corridor’s capacity to move people while reducing congestion. The Hurontario Light Rail Transit (LRT) project will operate on a dedicated lane, avoiding traffic disruptions, providing residents and businesses in Peel with clean, electrically powered, convenient and integrated transit.

Key Features

  • 19 stops
  • 18 kilometers
  • In service 2024
  • Operates in dedicated lane
  • 1 below grade stop
  • 18 at grade stops
  • Connections to Port Credit GO, Cooksville GO and Mississauga Transitway
  • Connections to MiWay, MiWay Express, Brampton transit and Züm routes.

 

Neighbourhoods


 Artist’s rendering of the interior of the Operations Maintenance Storage Facility and the parked LRT vehicles
construction crews investigate materials under the roadway using a borehole drilling machine.
Artist’s rendering of the future Hurontario LRT City Centre stop.
Artist’s rendering of the future Hurontario LRT City Centre stop.
Artist’s rendering of the future Hurontario LRT City Centre stop.
Artist’s rendering of the future Hurontario LRT City Centre stop.

 

 

From construction to operation, Metrolinx is using environmentally sustainable best practices during all stages of the project. Using an Environmental Management System (EMS), officials track every issue that pops up during construction to ensure consistent management and follow up.

As part of a Sustainability Strategy, team members are working to ensure the route is climate resilient, that we reduce energy use and emissions wherever possible and that we minimize the impact on local ecosystems. Construction crews do their part to minimize idling by turning off equipment when not in use and keeping equipment properly maintained.

The vehicle for the Hurontario Light Rail Transit (HuLRT) project, the Alstom Citadis Sprit, is electric powered, emitting near zero emissions, which in turn will further reduce air pollution.

Metrolinx is dedicated to protecting wildlife and species at risk (SAR) at project sites. Contractors have been instructed to look for any potential wildlife and wildlife habitat at work sites, especially during the migratory bird period that takes place between April 15 and August 1. If wildlife, or SAR, are observed on site, crews must stop work so an ecologist can better assess the situation. In such cases, crews cannot resume working until the ecologist says it is safe to do so.

These are just a few of the actions that have been taken to manage the environmental impact of the HuLRT Project. To read the full Environmental Project Report, visit our HuLRT project page: www.metrolinx.com/HurontarioLRT

Graphic depicting environmental metrics achieved by the Hurontario LRT project

Maintaining a clean worksite by keeping the areas impacted by our work clear of mud is important. Below are some of the measures we take to control soil erosion and keep our sites and the community clean:

  • Street sweeper trucks are used to clear excess soil, dirt and debris from roadways
  • Silt fencing around construction areas keeps excess soil contained
  • Silt socks, filled with wood chips trap sediment and stop the soil from slipping onto the roadway, or into the storm drainage system
  • Erosion blankets, made up of mesh netting, hold mounds of soil in place to prevent spillage and/or spread through the worksite or on to roads and sidewalks

Trees near the construction site are fenced off to protect them from any unintentional impact.

The tree canopy is representative of the underground root system. Therefore, we install tree protection at the canopy drip line.

Once tree protection is installed, it must be maintained and cannot be removed without consulting with an arborist first.

With the support of a certified arborist, a comprehensive tree protection plan is used to limit our impact on trees as much as possible within the project limits in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga.

Before any trees or small shrubs are removed, they are inspected by a biologist to ensure that any nesting birds would not be disturbed. So far, over 600 trees have been protected along the Hurontario LRT project.

How do you become a member of the team constructing the Hurontario LRT?

Visit mobilinx.ca regularly and apply online to the current openings. Learn more here.

Resumes are retained on file for one year if a similar role is posted later. Individuals with the appropriate skills, experience and education will be contacted to discuss the next steps of the process.

How do you become a vendor for the project?

All qualified vendors are entitled to receive equal opportunities for procurement for the Hurontario LRT project. Send an email to [email protected] and let us know about your company and your interests in the project. Visit mobilinx.ca to learn more.