200 hundred years ago the first mid-peninsula highway travelled through a swamp out of Hamilton, heading towards Niagara. Changes in population, road usage and trade impacts has increased the call for a new highway from Hamilton to Niagara.
It’s estimated that by 2041, population and employment in Niagara are both expected to grow by over 30%. With that rise, the QEW highway will see a rise in traffic every year moving forward and the call for an alternate Niagara-to-Hamilton trade route will be more pressing.
Read more on the history, and where we are today at the St. Catharines Standard.