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Notice of study commencement for reconstruction of Lundy’s Lane (Regional Road 20) in Niagara Falls

Niagara Region has initiated a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment to evaluate and recommend road improvements along Lundy’s Lane (Regional Road 20) from Highland Avenue to Montrose Road (Regional Road 98) in Niagara Falls. The purpose of this study is to evaluate options, recommend preferred solutions and mitigate any potential negative environmental impacts posed by the proposed works.

The study will develop and evaluate a variety of improvement alternatives which will consider safety and operational improvements, components of the Region’s Transportation Master Plan, including Active Transportation and Complete Streets, transit requirements and heritage requirements.

Study area

Lundy’s Lane is predominantly a commercially zoned corridor. The western half of the study area, closer to Montrose Road, is zoned Tourist Commercial with the exception of the Lundy’s Lane Cemetery, which is zoned Open Space. The eastern half of the study area, from the hydro canal to Highland Avenue, is zoned General Commercial.

Process

The project is being planned under ‘Schedule C’ of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment process (October 2000, as amended in 2007, 2011 and 2015). This notice signals the commencement of the study, which will define the problem/opportunity, identify and evaluate alternative solutions, and determine a preferred solution. The study will be undertaken in consultation with Niagara Region, City of Niagara Falls, regulatory agencies, First Nations, affected stakeholders and the general public.

At the study conclusion, the process will be documented in an Environmental Study Report, which will be made available for a minimum of 30 calendar days for public review and comment. A Notice of Study Completion will be issued at that stage.

Consultation

Public and review agency consultation is a key element of the process and input will be sought throughout the study. Three Public Information Centres will be held virtually, which will provide an opportunity for members of the public to obtain information at key stages of the study and provide comments.

The public will be notified of the date, time and purpose of the Public Information Centres through advertisements in local newspapers and on the Region’s website. Comments received will be reviewed and their consideration documented in the Environmental Study Report. Except for personal information, all comments will become part of the public record.

Contact

If you have any questions about the study, contact one of the project managers:

Steve Brant, P.Eng.
Consultant Project Manager
Urban and Environmental Management Inc.
4701 St. Clair Avenue, Suite 301
Niagara Falls, ON
L2E 3S9
905-371-9765
sbrant@uemconsulting.com

Graeme Guthrie, C.E.T.
Manager, Capital Projects
Niagara Region
1815 Sir Isaac Brock Way, PO Box 1042
Thorold, ON 
L2V 4T7
905-980-6000 ext. 3249
graeme.guthrie@niagararegion.ca

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