QEW Credit River Active Transportation Crossings

September 19, 2018:  A second Community Workshop was held concerning MTO's QEW Credit River Bridge project, per: Detail Design of the QEW from west of Mississauga Road to west of Hurontario Street, including design of Active Transportation (AT) connections over the QEW (at Stavebank Road), and across the Credit River.  MCAC reps attended.

Materials and presentations at the 2nd Workshop are now posted on the project website.  According to an attendee, there were approx. 25 participants (plus staff), concise presentations, and a LOT of good information and feedback.  Great questions were asked about the AT trails and safety issues re the alignment and intersections, specifically in the NW part of the project area.  The meeting was well-facilitated.

WORKSHOP AGENDA:  Trail alignment/design; landscaping and bridge aesthetics; construction staging, methods and proposed mitigation.

Images: Excerpted from the MTO Presentation: QEW Credit River Bridge - Aesthetic Opportunities (25p PDF) from the first Community Workshop (Dec. 11, 2017).  Slide 21: Chosen option for the active transportation link across the Credit River (existing utility passageway under the heritage bridge), which is strongly supported by MCAC.  Slide 24: Design for AT bridge over the QEW, reconnecting Stavebank Roads N and S.

► See MTO's QEW Credit River Bridge project website (includes previous meeting Display Boards and updates).

► CONTACT:  QEWProjectTeam@qewcreditriver.ca to provide follow-up comments. 


December 2017:  Two Public Community Workshops will be held for MTO's QEW Credit River Bridge project, per: Detail Design of the QEW from west of Mississauga Road to west of Hurontario Street, including a discussion of Active Transportation connections.  The first Workshop took place on December 11, 2017.  MCAC was represented.

► View the MTO's QEW Credit River Bridge project website (includes previous meeting Display Boards and updates).

► MCAC has added the AT Crossings (circled in red) to the MTO's Study Area MAP (click for original map).

ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION CONTEXT:  The City of Mississauga, in partnership with the Region of Peel, has identified the need for two new Active Transportation (AT) crossings near the QEW and Credit River, including a north-south AT crossing of the QEW at Stavebank Road.  There is also a need for an East-West AT crossing of the Credit River near the QEW.  The proposed crossings will be important to the connectivity of the City's planned AT network including significantly enhancing connections to the existing and planned trail network.

There was a City/Region Community Drop-In Meeting on December 1, 2016.  MCAC was represented and advocated for pedestrian/cycling access across these barriers as soon as possible.

► View the City's Credit River Active Transportation Crossings project webpage (includes meeting Display Boards).




Ogden Pedestrian/Cycling Bridge Replacement Over QEW

December 2017:  The Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) has retained AECOM to undertake a Detail Design and Class Environmental Assessment Study for improvements to the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) from east of Cawthra Road to The East Mall, including the Dixie Road interchange and replacement of the QEW Etobicoke Creek bridge.

► View the MTO's QEW Dixie Detail Design project website (includes all meeting Display Boards and updates).

► View the first PIC NOTICE (Dec. 18, 2018).  Further info under the 'Consultation' tab of the project websiteMCAC was represented.

ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION CONTEXT:  The Ogden Pedestrian-Cycling Bridge is a vital connection over the QEW and will be replaced (it has been rehabilitated in order to save it in the meantime).  The bridge re-design was discussed at the first PIC along with improvements to the Etobicoke Creek Trail at the QEW bridge.  MCAC is also advocating for cycling infrastructure at all the QEW interchanges in the project.



Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO): WEBSITE

Cycling in Ontario: WEBSITE (MTO)

See also MCAC webpage: #CycleON


Nov. 13: QEW Credit River Bridge Project
Public Information Centre (PIC) #2