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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 motorists of a temporary ROAD CLOSURE for the Triathlon Ontario event. The Road Closure is on August 31, 2019 from 6:30 am to 10:30 am on Canal Bank Street from Ontario Road to Highway 58A and on Highway 58A from Canal Bank Street to Prince Charles Drive. Emergency Services will have access at all times.

Detour will include Highway 58A to Humberstone Road to Southworth Street to Ontario Road and Regional Road (54) Prince Charles Drive.

For any questions regarding the above, please contact City Hall, Traffic Dept. – Mark Slade at (905) 735-1700 ext. 2212

Road detour Canal Bank St

This is to notify residents of a temporary ROAD CLOSURE on Towpath Road between St Lawrence Drive and Hansler Road. This closure is needed for the duration of a sewer reconstruction. The Road Closure will begin August 6, 2019 and end on August 30, 2019.

Local residents and emergency services will have access to Quaker Road from St. Lawrence Drive to Towpath Road only. The contractor will keep emergency services notified when access becomes available.

Detour will include St. Lawrence Drive and Hansler Road.

For any questions regarding the above please contact Alfred Beam – Lou Mussari (905) 651-0286 or City of Welland representative Mark Slade at (905) 735-1700 x 2212.

Road detour Towpath rd

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 August 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:

60% 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.

60% 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.

60% 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. Building in progress.

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: 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 and top asphalt completed. Sod restoration throughout week.
Traffic /Service Disruption: One lane of traffic to be maintained at all times.

60% 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. Building commencing.


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 ongoing by Contractor.

70% 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. Concrete & paving on Merritt St. has been completed, final restoration of Merritt ongoing throughout week. Gas work on Fitch St. has been completed. Curb machine work completed. Road prep, sidewalks & asphalt work ongoing. Paving anticipated late week/early next week.
Traffic /Service Disruption: Road is closed, Contractor will try to maintain one lane of traffic as much as possible. Note that paving activities scheduled for this week and full road closure with no access may be required.

20% Complete
Location/Description: Installation of a modular prefabricated Booster Pump Station adjacent to Hunters Pointe Golf Club.
Activity: Site servicing activities ongoing, 525mm storm system installed. One day water shutdown to Hunters Pointe Residence anticipated beginning to mid August 2019. Shutdown will roughly be 8 hours for inline valve chamber installation. Watermain and chamber disinfection and commissioning process throughout week.

60% Complete
Location/Description: Reinstate various utility cut locations City wide
Activity: Contractor working on sod restoration throughout City. Asphalt crew anticipated to remobilize this week.
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: Pre-Construction Meeting has been completed, contractor has indicated that patching program will take place once Utility Cut asphalt work has been completed.
Traffic /Service Disruption: Road closures anticipated for short durations. One lane of traffic to be maintained whenever possible.

90% 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: Main line installations have been completed on all streets for project. Commissioning process complete on all streets. Services completed on street. Concrete restoration has been completed on all streets. Asphalt restoration complete, preparation for sod has been completed, sod to follow.
Traffic /Service Disruption: One lane of traffic to be maintained at all times.

99% Complete
Location/Description: Demolition contract for the Forks Road Bridge.
Activity: Construction complete. Asphalt pathway completed, final walkthrough this week.
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: Highland Gardens watermain dry pipe installation completed. Commencement at North end of Shotwell St. & Church St. for watermain activities pending locates.
Traffic /Service Disruption: One lane of traffic to be maintained at all times.

15% Complete
Location/Description: 2019 Road Resurfacing program for the following streets:
Gadsby Ave.
Melissa Cres.
Macinnis St.
Greenbriar Crt.
Activity: Greenbriar Court construction ongoing. Sidewalk and base asphalt anticipated this week.
Traffic /Service Disruption: One lane of traffic to be maintained at all times.

0% Complete
Location/Description: Reconstruction of Pine Street from Niagara Street to Aqueduct Street.
Activity: Tender has been awarded. MOE approval has been received, contractor anticipates to commence construction within next two weeks.
Traffic /Service Disruption: Road is closed, Contractor will try to maintain one lane of traffic as much as possible.

65% Complete
Location/Description: Lot servicing contract for the industrial sub-division that will be going in on Downs Drive and River Road.
Activity: Construction ongoing, sewer work completed, currently working on ditch relocation inland.
Traffic /Service Disruption: Downs Drive closed from July 2nd 2019 - July 12th 2019. All other times 1 lane of access will be maintained by Contractor.

0% Complete
Location/Description: 2019 Sidewalk Replacement Program (Phase 1), various ramp locations around City.
Activity: Project approved by council, commencement mid August 2019.
Traffic /Service Disruption: One lane of traffic to be maintained at all times.

0% Complete
Location/Description: 2019 Sidewalk Replacement Program (Phase 2), various locations around City.
Activity: Project out to tender.
Traffic /Service Disruption: One lane of traffic to be maintained at all times.