Hurontario LRT project moving forward in Port Credit

Written by David C. Lester, Managing Editor
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The excavation on the ‘push box’ near Port Credit GO continues.

Metrolinx GO is working on a major light rail project in and near Port Credit, Ontario.

At this point, crews are preparing a site for a structure that will help form a tunnel under the Lakeshore West GO tracks.

The Hurontario light rail transit (LRT) project will bring a new rapid transit line along Hurontario Street from Steeles Avenue to the Port Credit GO station. Construction is taking place in Mississauga and Brampton.

Once this project is complete, there will be a light rail stop at Port Credit GO, which will enable people from Brampton, Mississauga and elsewhere to transfer to different forms of transportation.

At Port Credit, crews have been digging up part of an existing parking lot for to install a large rectangular structure known as a “push box” that will help form a tunnel underneath the Lakeshore West GO train tracks. This will enable construction to take place underground, and not interfere with above ground activity.

Excavators make progress on the Hurontario LRT project construction at Port Credit GO. (Metrolinx)

Next, piles will be driven in the ground to provide support for construction of the station box. Continued excavation is needed to support the push box and the station box structures, as well as installation of the retaining wall for support.

Later this year, the push box structure will be pushed into place underneath the GO train tracks with hydraulic jacks.

The Hurontario LRT project will provide a new light rail line that will run from Port Credit GO Station in the south to Steeles Avenue in the North, running along Hurontario Street. The line will have 19 stops and connections to GO Transit (Mileton and Lakeshore West GO train lines), Brampton Transit, the Mississauga Transitway, MiWay, and ZUM.

For light rail riders, the new line will offer a smooth, reliable, and convenient journey, in a dedicated lane, along the area’s busiest street.

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