By Monica Kucharski
For those Mississaugans who start their daily commute cruising in frustration for a parking spot at the Cooksville GO station, and those trying to get through the traffic jams in the Hurontario/Dundas area during rush hours—rejoice, there is good news!
The Cooksville Go station is getting a major facelift. Actually, it will be more like a total redo aimed at transforming it into a state-of-the-art facility, while easing the traffic in the area, and updating the look of the neighbourhood.
Changes to this very busy GO station had been rumoured for a while, but the actual start of the project has just been announced by the Ontario Government in a News Release.
Steven Del Duca, Minister of Transportation and Dipika Damerla, MPP for Mississauga East-Cooksville were present at the Cooksville GO station on November 20th to launch the construction on the project.
What can we expect to see at the completion of the project in summer of 2020?
•The redevelopment of parking areas and a new six-storey parking building with 1,900 spaces
•A new station building with a large public plaza
•Upgrades to existing rail platform access tunnels
•A bus loop with a minimum of eight bus bays for GO and MiWay bus service.
The GTA is growing by leaps and bounds, so this station redevelopment from a commuter transit system to a regional rapid transit system will make everyone’s lives a little easier. Ontario is investing $21.3 billion for this transformation, and $128 million to redevelop the Cooksville GO station.
The GO station improvement project is part of a plan for revitalization of Mississauga’s Cooksville neighbourhood. Once a vibrant part of Mississauga, Cooksville’s infrastructure has become outdated, especially around the Hurontario and Dundas area, where the station is front and center.
Stay tuned for more improvements to come!