The City of Mississauga is proposing transportation improvements for Ninth Line from Eglinton Avenue West to Derry Road West. In a corporate report presented at General Committee today, City staff identified opportunities to support future transportation needs for all road users – pedestrians, cyclists, transit users and drivers. Improvements will also support the City’sShaping Ninth Line study, that looks at transforming the last remaining greenfield into a sustainable, transit-supportive, connected and distinct neighbourhood.
“Great transportation infrastructure is a key foundation to an evolving city,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “That’s why it’s important that we continue to invest in transportation and make necessary changes to get people moving throughout Mississauga. Whether they walk, cycle, take transit or drive, residents want options and alternatives to support their preferred mode of transportation.”
The City completed an Environmental Assessment Study – as required under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act – to identify issues, opportunities, solutions and design concepts. Residents and stakeholders were involved in multiple engagement sessions to provide input and recommendations.
“I am excited for the future of Ninth Line. These changes will make getting around more accessible and safer for everyone in the community, and is much needed as our city continues growing,” said Sue McFadden, Ward 10 Councillor. “It’s another important step in transforming the Ninth Line lands – including future additions of a new sports park and community centre – and to see its potential as a major transportation artery in Ward 10. Thanks to all residents who engaged with us on this important project.”
Significant proposed changes will include:
· Separated boulevard cycle tracks and sidewalks
· Road widening from two to four lanes
· New signalized intersections
· Crossrides at all signalized intersections and intersections without signals
· Upgraded and new transit stops
· Posted speed limit to decrease from 70 km/h to 60 km/h
· Intersections designed in compliance with Accessibility for Ontario with Disabilities Act
· Enhanced streetscaping features
“As Mississauga experiences more traffic on its roadways, the City continues to find ways to improve traffic flow and how people move around,” said Geoff Wright, Commissioner, Transportation and Works. “Improvements will greatly benefit everyone as we provide more transportation options on Ninth Line. This includes better active transportation and transit infrastructure, and increasing capacity for road users to accommodate existing and future demand. Prioritizing safe travel options for all road users will also help advance our goal of achieving Vision Zero. Transportation improvements like this, along with those for Dundas Connects, are all part of the City’s Transportation Master Plan for future mobility.”
The proposed Ninth Line improvements will now go to Council on June 16, 2021 for final approval. To learn more, read the corporate report: https://pub-mississauga.escribemeetings.com/filestream.ashx?DocumentId=13018
Learn more about Shaping Ninth Line at mississauga.ca/ninthline.