Preliminary Design / Design Concept and Class Environmental Assessment Study:

MTO Bridge Replacement with New Diverging Diamond Interchange at the Queen Elizabeth Way and Glendale Avenue

Niagara Region Improvements to the Glendale Avenue / York Road Intersection

Niagara Region New Airport Road Connection from Glendale Avenue

The Project

The Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) retained AECOM to undertake a Preliminary Design and Class Environmental Assessment Study for improvements to the MTO Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) / Glendale Avenue interchange (G.W.P. 2423-15-00). As the study progressed, the Niagara Region requested that MTO and AECOM extend the study framework to identify and evaluate municipal road improvements. This request resulted in extending the study scope and framework to include Niagara Region’s roundabout at the Glendale Avenue / York Road intersection, as well as a new Airport Road connection from Glendale Avenue.

The Study is located in the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Regional Municipality of Niagara. A key map is provided below.

Study Area Map

The MTO project was carried out in accordance with the approved planning process for a Group ‘B’ project under the Class Environmental Assessment for Provincial Transportation Facilities (2000) (Class EA).  The Region of Niagara projects were carried out in accordance with the approved planning process under the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (amended 2007,  2011 and 2015) for Schedule ‘C’ projects.  Given the proximity of the QEW / Glendale Avenue interchange and the Glendale Avenue / York Road intersection, MTO and Region of Niagara staff have worked together to ensure their study processes are coordinated.

The purpose of this website is to provide interested parties with access to project information and to contact the Project Team.

We encourage you to review the content of this website and provide us with your feedback. Details on public consultation activities to be undertaken during this Study are included in the Consultation section of this website. If you wish to be added to our project mailing list, or submit comments and questions, please go to the Contact Us page.  If you have any accessibility requirements in order to participate in this Study, please contact one of the Project Team members listed here .

What’s New

MTO and Niagara Region have developed a Transportation Environmental Study Report (TESR) for these projects. Notification of submission of the TESR for public review has been published in Niagara This Week, posted on this Project Website, and mailed to those on the project mailing list. The TESR is available for a review period commencing August 16, 2018 and ending October 1, 2018. It can be accessed at

or at one of the review locations identified below:

TESR Review Locations:

Niagara Region Office
1815 Sir Isaac Brock Way
P.O. Box 1042
Thorold, ON L2V 4T7
Tel: 905-980-6000

Niagara-on-the-Lake Public Library
10 Anderson Lane, P.O. Box 430
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0
Tel: 905-468-2023

Niagara-on-the-Lake Municipal Office
1593 Four Mile Creek Road
PO Box 100
Virgil, ON L0S 1T0
Tel: 905-468-3266

Niagara College Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus Library
135 Taylor Road, S.S. #4
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON LOS 1J0
Tel: 905-641-2252 ext. 4413

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