About the Project
The Ministry of Transportation is working in partnership with Niagara Region on a design-build project for the construction of the following elements:
Reconstruct the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW)/Glendale Ave. interchange to a Diverging Diamond Interchange
Reconstruct the Glendale Ave./York Rd. intersection to a single-lane roundabout with channelization
Construct a new Airport Rd. loop ramp and connection road from Glendale Ave. to York Rd./Airport Rd. intersection
Construct a new commuter carpool lot at the northwest quadrant of the interchange
Rehabilitate the pavement on the QEW eastbound and westbound lanes between the east end of the Garden City Skyway bridge and QEW/Hwy. 405 split (~3.0 km)
Extend the right turning lane of Glendale Ave. between Taylor Rd. and Niagara-On-The-Green Blvd.
Residents and drivers in Niagara-on-the-Lake can expect the project to start in 2020. Construction will be divided into five stages and completion is anticipated for 2023.
This will be the first Diverging Diamond Interchange constructed in Ontario. There are only two other operational in Canada at this time.
Construct median piers and drainage of the new QEW/Glendale Ave. Diverging Diamond Interchange underpass structure
Construct east portion of new Airport Rd. overpass structure
Create abutments of new QEW/Glendale Ave. Diverging Diamond Interchange underpass structure
Create Airport Rd. connection and ramp
QEW widening for lane extensions
Construct superstructure of QEW/Glendale Ave. Diverging Diamond Interchange underpass structure
Construct Airport Rd. connection and loop ramp
Construct west side of Glendale Ave. including ramps
Construct new carpool lot
Connect Airport Rd. structure
Demolish existing Glendale Ave. bridge
Widen Glendale Ave. west from Taylor Rd. to Niagara-On-The-Green Blvd.
Stage 5a, 5b and 5c
Construction of the roundabout at Glendale Ave. and York Rd.
Design-build request for proposal closes
Detailed design commences
Construction of stages 1-5
Diverging Diamond Interchange open to traffic
905-980-6000 ext. 3552
Email Stephanie Huppunen
Strategic Projects Lead
905-980-6000 ext. 3482
Email Jack Thompson
Director, Transportation Services
Email Carolyn Ryall
Senior Project Engineer
Ministry of Transportation, Ontario
Businesses remain open
Temporary, lane, sidewalk and driveway closures map happen from time-to-time, but access to businesses will be maintained at all times.
Expected traffic dealys
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.