Niagara Region’s 2017 road improvement program underway

Niagara Region has already begun the 2017 season of road construction activities. Each year the Region undertakes an extensive road and road infrastructure improvement program aimed at the reconstruction, rehabilitation and repaving of roadways throughout Niagara. In 2017 the Region will invest almost $60 million into this program and has identified more than 70 lane kilometres of roads to be resurfaced.

This year the Region has eight road reconstruction projects across Niagara underway that will see deteriorating roads rebuilt, repaved and refreshed. These reconstruction projects include:

  • Glendale Avenue (Regional Road 89) between Tremont Drive and Burleigh Hill in St. Catharines
  • Niagara Stone Road (Regional Road 55) between Concession 6 and Four Mile Creek Road in Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • McLeod Road (Regional Road 49) between Pin Oak Drive and the Hydro Electric Power Canal in Niagara Falls

This work builds upon the success of our 2016 program that saw the completion of more than 43 lane kilometres of road resurfacing and the completion of six road reconstruction projects. Projects completed in 2016 include:

  • King Street (Regional Road 81) intersection, roundabout and watermain improvements at Greenlane and Durham Road in Lincoln
  • Thorold Stone Road (Regional Road 57) extension east of Stanley Avenue to the Gale Centre in Niagara Falls
  • Rehabilitation of the Central Avenue Bridge over the CNR rail tracks in Fort Erie

In addition to these active construction activities the Region is also undertaking road planning, design and Environmental Assessment studies on a number of roadways in Niagara including:

  • Martindale Road (Regional Road 38) from Fourth Avenue (Regional Road 77) to the QEW
  • Creek Road (Regional Road 45) from Wellandport Road  (Regional Road 4) to Canborough Road (Regional Road 63)

A complete list of road construction activities for the 2017 season can be found on the Region’s website​. Even if projects are not scheduled for construction or reconstruction in 2017, the Region's Public Works Department continues to provide regular on-going maintenance to all Regional roadways to ensure that Niagara's roads are maintained and meet all maintenance standards.

Quotes

"Regional Council, through our 2017 budget, made investing in improvements to local infrastructure a top priority. Council has taken deliberate steps to address our infrastructure investments with a dedicated levy fund specifically for capital improvements, we are taking the necessary actions to ensure that the region’s transportation systems are enhanced and effective."
~ Regional Chair Alan Caslin

Contact

Sean O'Brady
Niagara Region
905-980-6000 ext. 3742
sean.obrady@niagararegion.ca


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