Ontario Street (Regional Road 42) Reconstruction
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About the Project

The reconstruction of Ontario Street (Regional Road 42) between Linwell Road and Lakeport Road (Regional Road 87) will be completed as part of a Municipal Class Schedule "C" Environmental Assessment, which identified the need for improvement in traffic operations, capacity and safety, all of which will be addressed.

The work to be completed includes the reconstruction and widening of the intersection, installation of a new storm sewer and culvert replacement, upgraded illumination and inclusion of active transportation. Sidewalk upgrades and watermain work will also be completed on behalf of the City of St. Catharines.

Project Timeline

february 2021 - completed
Syphon investigation and clean out

Spring 2022 - completed
Subsurface Utility Engineering Level A investigations start

Winter 2022
Tree removals

Winter 2022
Water service extensions (Lakehurst to Chapleau)

Winter 2022
Utility relocations start

Spring - Summer 2022
Utility relocations completed

january 2023
Issue tender for construction (pending budget approval)

Summer 2023
Construction starts

Summer 2024
Construction pauses for World Rowing

Late summer 2024
Construction begins again

summer 2024
Construction completed


Stephanie Huppunen
Manager, Capital Projects Transportation Engineering
Email Stephanie Huppunen

Local Information

Businesses remain open

Temporary lane, sidewalk and driveway closures may happen from time to time, but access to businesses will be maintained at all times.

Expected traffic delays

Regional traffic will be kept open to through traffic during construction. However, throughout construction there will be temporary lane restrictions which will result in delays. Drivers can avoid delays by using alternative routes.

Image Gallery

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This project is part of our Moving Roads Forward initiative.
This image shows the area that will be reconstructed on Ontario Street (Regional Road 42) between Linwell Road and Lakeport Road (Regional Road 87).
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