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Reconstruction of Dominion Road (Regional Road 1) from Beachview Avenue to Lakeshore Road in Fort Erie

Niagara Region will be improving Dominion Road (Regional Road 1) from Beachview Road to Lakeshore Road under Contract No. 2021-T-70.

This contract will be carried out on behalf of Niagara Region by Rankin Construction Inc. Construction is tentatively scheduled to begin in April. Construction is expected to be done by the end of December 2022, weather permitting. For more information, visit Dominion Road project page.​

Every effort will be made to maintain access to abutting properties and to minimize inconvenience to businesses, residents and pedestrians. For information or to identify concerns, contact the construction inspector: Joe Kantor at 289-407-0581.

Periodically, there will be some inconvenience to you during the construction period. Due to the scope of work involved, driveway access may be affected. Every effort will be made to give you advance notice should this occur. Staff from Niagara Region or Region appointed staff will be contacting you to discuss details of your driveway entrance.

To protect construction workers and complete the work safely and cost effectively, single lane closures may be required and traffic may be unavoidably congested at times. Although the contractor must provide safe pedestrian access at all times, care is requested when walking through the construction zone.

The Region’s construction inspector will advise you at the beginning of the project if any landscaping items (i.e. trees, shrubs, hedges, fences, planters, statues, irrigation systems, etc.), 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 (and not replaced) by the contractor during construction.

If you have an irrigation system on the Region’s property, you must spray paint, white paint only, or stake out the location of your irrigation system within six metres of the roadway. Only irrigation systems, which have been correctly located by the property owner and are damaged by the contractor, will be repaired. The property owner will be responsible for repairs to any irrigation system on the Region’s property that is damaged which has not been previously located by the owner.


Within a week or two, a representative from the contractor’s inspection firm: OZA Inspections Ltd, will be contacting 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 prior to the commencement of construction. 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.

Essential project

Niagara Region has declared this project an essential project. 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 both with other crew members and the public who may approach the job site.

Notifications will be delivered as required 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.

Road closure information

For road closure information, visit road closures in Niagara or 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.


Should you have any questions or encounter any problems during the work, feel free to approach our construction inspector, Joe Kantor, 289-407-0581, on site. You may also contact one of the following individuals:

David Lampman
Project Manager
Niagara Region
1815 Sir Isaac Brock Way
Thorold, ON L2V 4T7
905-980-6000 ext. 3644

Brittany Lauzon
Contract Administrator
Niagara Region
1815 Sir Isaac Brock Way
Thorold, ON L2V 4T7
905-980-6000 ext. 3354 
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