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Road Closures / Construction Projects

Construction project’s activity and road closures can be found on this page.
Road Closures:

This is to notify the public of a road closure of the Forks Road Bridge. This closure is require for public safety. The bridge will be closed November 2, 2018 and remain closed until further notice. The bridge will remain open to pedestrian traffic only at all times. EMERGENGY SERVICES WILL NOT HAVE ACCESS. The detour will utilize Highway 58, Highway 58A and Canal Bank Street. For more details, read the media release.

For any questions regarding the above please contact Mark Slade at 905 735 1700 ex 2212. Traffic and Parking Operations

Road detour Forks Road

This is a public notice of a ROAD CLOSURE on Fitch Street from First Avenue to Shotwell Street. This closure is required for Municipal Service Improvements. The project will start September 24th, 2018 and is anticipated to be completed June 2019.

Detour will include the following roadways; First Avenue, Laughlin Avenue, Edgar Street, and Church Street.

For any questions regarding the above please contact Louis Condotta at (905) 684-1447.

Road detour Fitch Street


Construction Activity for Municipal Subdivisions and Niagara Region Projects:

50% Complete
Location/Description: To install inside servicing in subdivision and servicing on Memorial Park Drive.
Activity: Base Roadways complete. Building permits have been issued.Silvergate Homes building. Memorial Park Drive complete with the exception of top asphalt tentatively scheduled for 2020.

25% Complete
Location/Description: Servicing for new subdivision off Clare Avenue near Fitch Street Phases 1-4
Activity: Internal roads base asphalt for phase 1, 2 & 3 are being issued. Building permits have been obtained. Houses being built.

50% Complete
Location/Description: Servicing for new subdivision off North Valley Drive near the intersection of Vanjo Dr and Clare Ave
Activity: Roadway complete subdivision registered. Building permits available. Building on going.

50% Complete
Location/Description: Servicing for new subdivision bounded by Webber Road, South Pelham Road and Gaiser Road
Activity: Phases 3-6 complete. Building permits are now available.

97% Complete
Location/Description: Project included sidewalk repairs identified during sidewalk inspections and two new sections of sidewalk on Coventry Road and Regatta Drive.
Activity: Minor restoration Spring 2019 remaining.

0% Complete
Location/Description: North West corner of Webber Road and South Pelham Road
Activity: Property has been sold by Silvestri Investments to Capital Homes.

90% Complete
Location/Description: Existing watermain to be replaced on the following Streets: Dieppe Street from Coventry Road to Southworth Street North, Roosevelt Avenue from Dieppe Street to Simpson Avenue, Gatfield Avenue from Coventry Road to Southworth Street North
Activity: Watermain and servicing completed on Roosevelt, Dieppe, and Gatfield. Road restoration completed on Roosevelt, Dieppe and Gatfield. Sidewalk, curb & Driveway aprons 99% complete. Sod preparation ongoing, sod will be laid when it becomes available (May 2019).
Traffic /Service Disruption: One lane of traffic to be maintained at all times.

90% Complete
Location/Description: New watermain, storm sewer and road work on Aqueduct Street from Thorold Road to Niagara Street
Activity: Watermain & servicing completed. Curb & sidewalk complete. Road base asphalt completed. Driveway apron base asphalt completed. Top driveway asphalt and Sod restoration Spring 2019.
Traffic /Service Disruption: One lane of traffic to be maintained at all times.

15% Complete
Location/Description: 40 McCabe St former recreational centre. Bounded by McCabe and Bradley
Activity: Primary Servicing complete. Base roads for McCabe and Bradley complete.


Location/Description: North East Corner of South Pelham Road and Webber Road. New Seniors care facility and row of townhouses on site.
Activity: First submission for approval.

50% Complete
Location/Description: Phase 1 of Memorial Park redevelopment. Current work, scheduled for fall 2018, will include the draining and filling of the existing pond along with site grading and the creation of a drainage swale. The work will also include the creation of a ground rink for winter skating.
Activity: Completion of pond filling to commence Spring 2019 once the ground has firmed up from the rain and snowpack thaw.

60% Complete
Location/Description: Reconstruction of Fitch St. from 1st Ave to Shotwell St., Somerville Ave., Merritt St. from Somerville Ave. to Shotwell St.
Activity:Sanitary, Storm & Watermain completed on Fitch St. from Shotwell St. to First Ave. Watermain servicing and final tie in completed. Asphalt, Concrete and Sod restoration anticipated to commence April 2019. Merritt St. Storm, Sanitary and Sanitary services completed from Somerville Ave. to Fell St. Watermain servicing and final tie in completed. Asphalt, Concrete and Sod restoration anticipated to commence April 2019. New gas main on Fitch St. from Shotwell St. to First Ave. has commenced and is expected to take 7 weeks. Concrete curb and sidewalk preparation ongoing this week on Merritt St.
Traffic /Service Disruption: Road is closed, Contractor will try to maintain one lane of traffic as much as possible.

95% Complete
Location/Description: Reinstate various utility cut locations City wide
Activity: Concrete restoration completed, 95% of sod/landscaping restoration completed. Asphalt restoration completed. Remaining sod/landscaping will be completed Spring 2019.
Traffic /Service Disruption: One lane of traffic to be maintained at all times

0% Complete
Location/Description: Installation of a modular prefabricated Booster Pump Station adjacent to Hunters Pointe Golf Club.
Activity: Contractor is currently working on procuring the pre-packaged pump station. Anticipated Construction mobilization June 2019.

70% Complete
Location/Description: Land clearing for the industrial sub-development land parcel adjacent to River Road and Downs Drive.
Activity: Preliminary clearing completed to gain access to the property. Clearing ongoing throughout property. 50' delineation from watercourse has been maintained at all times. Brush clearing completed, misc. large trees and stumps remain for removal. Anticipated completion Spring 2019.
Traffic /Service Disruption: Minimum one lane to be left open at all times. No extended traffic interruptions expected.

0% Complete
Location/Description: Reinstate various utility cut locations City wide
Activity: Construction commencement with Asphalt commencing April 25, 2019.
Traffic /Service Disruption: One lane of traffic to be maintained at all times.

0% Complete
Location/Description: Road resurfacing at various locations withing the City of Welland
Activity: 2019 locations currently being verified by City staff. Construction commencement To Be Determined.
Traffic /Service Disruption: Road closures anticipated for short durations. One lane of traffic to be maintained whenever possible.

0% Complete
Location/Description: Existing watermain to be replaced on the following Streets: Corvette Street from Coventry Road to Southworth Street North, Hennepin Avenue from Southworth Street North to limit, Calais Street from Roosevelt Avenue to Southworth Street North, Fleet Street from Roosevelt Avenue to Southworth Street North, Navy Street from Roosevelt Avenue to Southworth Street North & Coventry Road from Simpson Street to Bemus Park Limit.
Activity: Tender has been awarded to Contractor. Tentative Construction start date May 13th, 2019.
Traffic /Service Disruption: One lane of traffic to be maintained at all times.

20% Complete
Location/Description: Demolition contract for the Forks Road Bridge.
Activity: Construction ongoing. Centre span of bridge has been removed, currently working on East & West span demolition.
Traffic /Service Disruption: Forks road bridge will be closed. Contractor will maintain one lane of traffic on all adjacent roadways.

0% Complete
Location/Description: Reconstruction of Church St. from Niagara St. to Chippawa Park, Fell St. from Merritt St. to Church St., Highland Gardens from East Limit to Chippawa Park, Shotwell St. from Fitch St. to Church St., Elgin St. from Niagara St. to Shotwell St. and Merritt St. from Niagara St. to Fell St.
Activity: Tender has closed and currently being reviewed by City staff.

0% Complete
Location/Description: 2019 Road Resurfacing program for the following streets:
Gadsby Ave.
Melissa Cres.
Macinnis St.
Activity: Currently out for Tender
Traffic /Service Disruption: One lane of traffic to be maintained at all times.