In order to serve the water need for the growing population of Mississauga, the water infrastructure needs to be expanded. The Hanlan Water Project (HWP) is the largest and most extensive watermain initiative the Region of Peel has ever designed and constructed.
The HWP includes the installation of a 2400-mm (2.4 metres or 8 foot) diameter Hanlan Feedermain (HFM) and a 1500-mm (1.5 metres or 5 foot) Mississauga City Centre Subtransmission Watermain.(MCC). Construction began in 2011 and is scheduled to be completed by early 2017.
Construction is being done in two ways:
- Open cut – Digging a trench and laying the water pipe in the trench;
- Tunnelling – Digging two shafts and using specialized equipment to excavate beneath the surface of the road to install the pipe
- Sections of MCC installed on Eastgate Parkway from Cawtha Rd. to Tomken Rd. and Cawthra Rd., just north of the Burnhamthorpe Rd. intersection.
- Local distribution watermains installed on: Tomken Rd. area, north of Eglinton Ave. E.; Golden Orchard Dr. from Dixie Rd. to Grassfire Cres.; Bloor St. from Havenwood Dr. to Golden Orchard Dr.; Dixie Rd. from Blundell Rd. to The Queensway, and widened Dixie Rd;
- Tunnel shafts excavated at: Lakeshore Rd. E. at Dixie Rd.; Dixie Rd. at South Service Rd.; Tomken Rd. south of HWY 401
- Eastgate Parkway at Tomken Rd.
- Tomken Rd. north of Britannia Rd E.
- Dixie Rd. at Golden Orchard Dr.
- Tunnelling the HFM from Dixie Rd. and Lakeshore Rd. E. to Dixie Rd. and South Service Rd.
- Tunnelling the MCC on Tomken Rd. from HWY 401 to Britannia Rd. E.
- Installing HFM by open-cut on Dixie Rd. from Golden Orchard Dr. to Eastgate Parkway
During the construction, both pedestrians and motorists should follow traffic signs. Avoid illegal and unsafe lefts and u-turns in the construction zone. For the latest construction updates visit hanlanwaterproject.ca or follow on twitter @hanlanwp. Scott Durdle, 416-274-3013 firstname.lastname@example.org