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Notice of Study Commencement for York Rd. and Four Mile Creek Rd. in Niagara-on-the-Lake

The Study

The intersection of Regional Rd. 81 (York Rd.) and Regional Rd. 100 (Four Mile Creek Rd.) is located in the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake. The intersection is currently controlled by an all-way stop, and during peak periods motorists experience high delays. The skewed angle of the intersection also creates safety issues.

Niagara Region is undertaking a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment to address and improve conditions for all modes of transportation. This study will evaluate the need for additional transportation capacity, improve street lighting and illumination, enhance transit and active transportation through improved sidewalk connections and better pedestrian and cyclist facilities, conform to a complete streets approach, and strengthen the area’s relationship with its past.

The Process

The Municipal Class Environmental Assessment study will be completed in accordance with the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act and will fulfill the requirements of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment process (October 2000, as amended in 2007, 2011 and 2015). The project team will examine a full range of alternatives and identify a preferred strategy for addressing the project needs. The project will include extensive public and agency consultation and require the completion of an Environmental Study Report.

Public comments invited

Consultation with the public, Indigenous Nations, regulatory agencies and stakeholders is a key element of the Class Environmental Assessment process. The Regional Municipality of Niagara wants anyone with an interest in the study to have an opportunity to provide input, which will help the project team in the decision-making process. Two public information centres will be held. The first one will be held on an online format, and will be scheduled in early Spring to present the purpose and scope of this study, review alternative planning solutions to address the problems/ opportunities, and identify a recommended planning solution. Advanced notification of the public information centre will be advertised on the Region website and in the local newspaper, in addition to being sent by mail to those on the study mailing list.

To provide comments, receive additional information, or be added to the study mailing list, please visit the project webpage.

COVID-19

Niagara Region recognizes that this project is being carried out during uncertain times with respect to the COVID-19 pandemic. Niagara Region will take all necessary steps to ensure maintaining the health and safety of the public. Given the uncertainty of the pandemic, most of the future consultation and communications with the public will be online. As such, the project team is asking that if you would like to receive future notices via email, to please provide your email address to the Region Project Manager identified below. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact one of the project team members identified below:

Maged Elmadhoon
Manager, Transportation Planning
Niagara Region
1815 Sir Isaac Brock Way, Thorold ON, L2V 4T7
905-980-6000 ext. 3583
maged.elmadhoon@niagararegion.ca

Phil Weber
Senior Project Manager
CIMA+
500-5935 Airport Rd., Mississauga ON, L4V 1W5
905-695-1005 ext. 6732
phil.weber@cima.ca

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