For Immediate Release
June 29, 2001

Frank Giorno
Public Affairs Associate
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, Ext. 4842

Region of Peel Road, Water and Wastewater Projects Summer 2001

The Region of Peel will be making improvements to the Regional road, water and wastewater systems as part of the strategic plan commitment to maintaining environmentally responsible transportation, wastewater and water supply systems.

"We are committed to improving the road, water and wastewater services for the Region of Peel." says Mitch Zamojc, Commissioner of Public Works, Region of Peel "The projects will be completed as quickly as possible to minimize traffic delays and other inconveniences."

Road, water, or wastewater improvements are taking place on the following Regional Roads this summer:

Airport Road Widening

Airport Road is being widened from four to six lanes from north of Derry Road to Steeles Avenue; and from Queen Street to North Park Drive. The affected sections are:

Airport Road Watermain Construction

Airport Road from Derry Road to Orlando Drive will be restricted to two lanes southbound during morning and evening rush hours; and one lane southbound during non-peak daytime hours. The lane restrictions are needed to allow for the replacement of a watermain. The project will start August 1, 2001. The expected completion date is August 31, 2001.

Dixie Road Watermain Replacement

A watermain is being replaced along Dixie Road from Eglinton Avenue East to Highway 401. Traffic will be reduced to one lane southbound. Work will start in July and conclude in August 2001.

Eglinton Avenue Trunk Watermain

A watermain is being installed along Eglinton Avenue from Winston Churchill Blvd. to Ninth Line in conjunction with a City of Mississauga Road widening project. Construction will begin in August 2001. The expected completion date is December 2001.

Highway 50 Road Improvements

An additional northbound lane is being added to Highway 50 from Bolton Heights to Columbia Way. Construction will begin in late August. The expected completion date is late September 2001.

Mississauga Road Sanitary Sewer and Watermain Replacement

The Region of Peel will be replacing the sanitary sewers and watermains on Mississauga Road from Lakeshore Road to Front Street. Mississauga Road will be closed from Lakeshore Road to Front Street during this period. Work will start July 1, 2001. The expected completion date is August 31, 2001.

Shawson Drive Watermain Replacement

A new watermain is being installed on Shawson Drive from Dixie Road to approximately 350 metres west of Datsun Road, in the City of Mississauga. The purpose of the project is to replace an aging watermain. Work started on June 12, 2001. The expected completion date is end of July 2001. During the construction drivers are encouraged to use Britannia Road to access Shawson Drive in order to avoid construction delays.

Steeles Avenue Road Widening

Steeles Avenue, from Chinguacousy Road to Mississauga Road, is being widened from two to four lanes. The project started June 21, 2001 and is expected to be completed in the Fall 2001. The project also includes the installation of two watermains.

The Region of Peel is developing a web page to provide updated information on new and existing Regional road, water and wastewater projects that affect traffic. The web page is currently under construction and should be on line by July 6, 2001. You will be able to access the new web page by visiting the Region of Peel road construction page at

Communication Services, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton, ON L6T 4B9
Phone: 905-791-7800, Fax: 905-791-0595 , e-mail

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