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Reconstruction of Bridge Street (Regional Road 43) and Victoria Avenue in Niagara Falls

Niagara Region will be reconstructing the intersection of Bridge Street (Regional Road 43) and Victoria Avenue in Niagara Falls. Rankin Construction Inc. will carry out this work under Contract No. 2021-T-47.

Construction is tentatively scheduled to begin late January 2022 pending weather and continue until completion in August 2022.

Niagara Region has declared this project essential. Work is proceeding under this declaration. The contractor must provide a COVID-19 Health and Safety Policy for completing this work under current recommended guidelines. This includes social distancing with other crew members and the public who may approach the job site. We ask that social distancing be reciprocated by the public.

Notifications will be delivered as needed to front doors and interaction will be avoided unless circumstances dictate that verbal notification is needed. In those instances, social distancing of at least two metres will be maintained.

The existing intersection at Bridge Street (Regional Road 43) and Victoria Avenue will be converted into a five leg roundabout. Additional work will include the replacement of the existing watermain and storm and sanitary sewers.

For more information, visit Thorold Stone Road Extension and Bridge Street Reconstruction.

During construction

Periodically, there will be some inconvenience to you during the construction period. Due to the scope of work involved, driveway access may be affected, and whenever possible you will be provided advance notice should this occur.

Every effort will be made to maintain access to adjacent properties, and to minimize inconvenience to businesses, residents and pedestrians. Staff from Niagara Region or the Region’s contractor will contact you to discuss details of your driveway entrance.

To protect construction workers, and complete the work safely and cost effectively, temporary lane closures may be needed and traffic will be unavoidably congested at these times. Such closures will be minimized as much as possible. Caution is requested when walking through the construction zone.

In some cases, the front of your property (lawn and driveway) may be disturbed during construction. The contractor will carry out the necessary restoration. Driveways, if disturbed, will be repaired with the same material as existing. If there are any concerns with the above-mentioned work which may occur on your property adjacent to the Region’s road allowance, notify the Region’s construction inspector before work starts and the Region will address your concerns.

The project will include the construction of sidewalks and regrading of the boulevard within the road allowance. The Region’s construction inspector will advise you at the beginning of the project if any landscaping items, such as trees, shrubs, hedges, fences, planters, statues, irrigation systems that are located on Region property, are in conflict with the proposed works. Property owners should remove and/or relocate these items before construction as they may otherwise be damaged, destroyed or removed during construction.

Before construction, a representative of OZA Inspections will contact you to arrange for an inspection of the interior and exterior of your house or building. The purpose of this inspection is to determine and document the extent of any cracking or other damage that exists before construction starts. This information can then be used to determine the extent of the contractor's responsibility in the unlikely event that damage to your house or building occurs during construction. The representative will have identification for your review. It is to the property owner’s advantage to allow them to complete the inspection and document the condition of your property.

Road closure information

For road closure information, visit road closures in Niagara or Municipal511.ca for real-time information on closures and construction updates. Municipal511 shares road information that connects to Google Maps and Waze. It helps Niagara Region, local municipalities and the Ministry of Transportation better coordinate local construction projects to minimize traffic disruption.

Contact

Should you have any questions or encounter any problems during the work, feel free to approach our construction inspector, Pam Goobie, 905-327-3811, on site. You may also contact one of the following individuals:

Stephanie Huppunen, C.E.T.
Manager, Capital Projects
Transportation Engineering
Niagara Region
1815 Sir Isaac Brock Way
Thorold, ON L2V 4T7
905-980-6000 ext. 3552
stephanie.huppunen@niagararegion.ca

Evan Gillespie
Contract Administrator
Transportation Engineering
Niagara Region
1815 Sir Isaac Brock Way
Thorold, ON L2V 4T7
905-980-6000 ext. 3374
evan.gillespie2@niagararegion.ca

Your patience and co-operation throughout this project is appreciated.

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