Safer walkway opens in finished construction project

After nearly two and a half years of extensive work, the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) construction project on St. David’s Road/Sir Isaac Brock Way is now complete.

During the project’s design stage, the Niagara Region, City of Thorold and City of St. Catharines requested the multi-use-path, which will safely accommodate foot and bicycle traffic alongside the many vehicles that currently use the corridor.

The MTO’s Senior Issues Advisor Astrid Poei said the ministry was able to deliver that critical component.

“The project team developed an innovative design to accommodate a safe path for pedestrians and cyclists, while providing full traffic movements as currently exists,” she said.

The new path will connect Brock University and the business district on the west side of the interchange with the residential community to the east. In addition to the path, the work involved rehabilitating the structures at the Highway 406, Highway 58 and St. David’s Road interchange, as well as rehabilitating the structures at the Highway 58 and Collier Road interchange, the Decew Road bridge and the Highway 406 Lake Gibson bridges.

Construction also included pavement rehabilitation from the north-bound direction of Highway 58 (from Highway 20 to the Highway 406-Highway 58-St. David’s Road interchange).

With the MTO’s portion of the project complete, the Region will now extend the multi-use-path to the west of the ministry’s project to Schmon Parkway and to the east of the project to Collier Road. When the region’s portion is completed later in 2020, pedestrians and cyclists will have complete connectivity from Brock University to Collier Road.

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