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Spring road construction and maintenance underway on Regional roads in Niagara

Niagara Region is actively underway with the 2022 season of road construction and maintenance activities. Each year the Region undertakes an extensive road and infrastructure improvement program aimed at the reconstruction, rehabilitation and repaving of Regional roadways throughout Niagara.

This year the Region will invest almost $78 million into this program and has identified more than 66 lane kilometres of roads to be resurfaced and rehabilitated.
 
The following projects are either under construction or will be starting construction in summer 2022. More information on current and future Regional road projects can on our website. 
  • Reconstruction of Dominion Road (Regional Road 1) from Helena Street to Lakeshore Road in Fort Erie is underway
  • Intersection Improvements at Thorold Stone Road (Regional Road 57) - Roundabout at Victoria Avenue and Bridge Street (Regional Road 43) in Niagara Falls is underway
  • Glendale Ave (Regional Road 89) Diverging Diamond Interchange, in partnership with Ministry of Transportation in Niagara-on-the-Lake, is underway
  • Reconstruction of Pelham Road (Regional Road 69) Phase 3 from Wessel Drive to Eighth Avenue in Lincoln is underway
  • Road resurfacing will start June 20 in Thorold on Highway 20 (Regional Road 20), along the S-Bend east of the Allanburg Bridge from Centre Street to railroad tracks, west of Allanport Road (Regional Road 82). Drivers are advised to take alternate routes if possible and avoid the area during peak travel times
Niagara Region also has a Strengthening and Resurfacing program. The program’s focus is on regular preventative maintenance, which can extend the life of a roadway. The Annual Strengthening and Resurfacing program is a cost effective initiative to increase the longevity of our roads as sections are fully resurfaced with additional spot repairs to base damages. The project list, closures and lane restrictions can be found on the Strengthening and Resurfacing program webpage and Municipal 511.
 
As part of regular spring maintenance operations, road operations staff patrol Regional roads and will patch potholes which can be easily repaired and schedule works on sections of roads which may require more significant repairs. This past winter was particularly difficult on roads in our community with significant fluctuation in ambient and surface temperatures, resulting in an increased number of pothole repair requests this winter season.
 
Staff utilized 567 tonnes of asphaltic material to combat the effects of winter weather on Regional roads. Road operations staff perform regular patrols on Regional roads to inspect them and residents are encouraged to report potholes.
 
Niagara Region is in a two-year pilot with Municipal 511 to provide information on road closures and construction activities to keep road users informed. For Regional road closures go to visit Niagara Region’s road closures webpage or Municipal511.ca. Municipal 511 shares road information with consumer and commercial navigation systems like Google Maps and Waze and other mapping systems.
 
The following projects are upcoming with a target to start construction in fall 2022 or spring 2023: 
  • Montrose Road (Regional Road 98) from Grassy brooks to Lyon’s Creek Road (Regional Road 47)
  • Casablanca Boulevard (Regional Road 10) from Main Street (Regional Road 81) to North Service Road (Regional Road 39)
  • Niagara Stone Road (Regional Road 55) from Four Mile Creek Road (Regional Road 100) to East West Line
Visit Niagara Region’s website for more information on the Regional road network.

Media Inquiries

Norm Miller (Media only)
Niagara Region
905-980-6000 ext. 3215
norman.miller@niagararegion.ca

Shelby Vanderende (Media only)
Niagara Region
905-980-6000 ext. 3813
shelby.vanderende@niagararegion.ca


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