Niagara Region is undertaking a Schedule C Municipal Class Environmental Assessment, including a detailed transportation assessment for Merritt Road (Regional Road 37) and Rice Road (Regional Road 54) in Pelham, Thorold and Welland.
Wood Canada Limited has been retained to undertake this study on behalf of Niagara Region.
Following the planning phase and approval of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment, a separate assignment will be initiated to implement the improvements approved through the process.
This study will provide an opportunity to reimage the two corridors (Merritt Road and Rice Road) so they will meet the future needs of the surrounding community from the perspective of all road users, supporting multi-modal travel and improve safety. The City of Thorold's Transportation Master Plan, completed in 2020, recommends that capacity improvements be undertaken on Merritt Road.
This project was initiated to:
The project completion date has been changed to late Fall 2022 due to extra technical and environmental studies to support the project recommendations.
Dec. 2, 2020 - completed
march 24, 2021 - completed
Public Information Centre #1
June 9, 2021 - completed
Public Information Centre #2
December 1, 2021 - completed
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Environmental Study Report prepared and posted for 30-day public review and comment period
Manager, Transportation Planning
905-980-6000 ext. 3583
Email Maged Elmadhoon
Project Manager, Wood Canada Limited
Public Information Centre #1 - March 24, 2021
Public Information Centre #2 - June 9, 2021
Public Information Centre #3 - Dec. 1, 2021