Ontario Preserving Historic Bridge in Mississauga
Province will rehabilitate the QEW bridge over Credit River
Ontario's government is moving forward with rehabilitating the bridge on the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) over the Credit River in Mississauga.
Earlier this year, the province committed to funding the rehabilitation of the bridge on the QEW over the Credit River in Mississauga and to ensure value for money by inviting Infrastructure Ontario to review options for the project.
In November, the government published options for the project and invited feedback from the public. Based on the feedback received, the government made the decision to preserve the original heritage structure of the bridge.
In addition to rehabilitating the existing bridge, the project will also include a new north bridge structure and accommodate the City of Mississauga's active transportation plan and improvements to the QEW/Mississauga Road interchange.
"Our government has listened to the people of Mississauga and we will only seek bids that involve the preservation and rehabilitation of the existing Credit River bridge on the QEW," said Kinga Surma, Associate Minister of Transportation. "We will be moving forward with rehabilitation of the bridge as announced in April."
"This is a government that listens to local communities and values their input on important projects like this," said Rudy Cuzzetto, MPP for Mississauga-Lakeshore. "At over 80 years old, this bridge needs major rehabilitation now, to ensure it remains safe for the public. However, we recognize it is both a provincially significant heritage bridge, and a symbol of the Credit River Valley, and I'm very proud of our commitment to preserve it."
"Building this critical infrastructure project is crucial to ensure we can move people and goods across our region," said Kaleed Rasheed, MPP for Mississauga East-Cooksville. "I am glad to hear that the project will go ahead while maintaining the Credit River bridge."
"We heard from local community groups that rehabilitating the QEW Credit River bridge was important," said Natalia Kusendova, MPP for Mississauga Centre. "Now, we can move forward with a plan that preserves this heritage structure, while improving our provincial highway system."
- The QEW Credit River bridge was built in 1934 and has been designated by the province as a heritage property under the Ontario Heritage Act.
- On April 25, 2019, Ontario announced funding to rehabilitate the bridge over Credit River on the QEW.