Ontario Advances Construction to Expand Garden City Skyway

Ontario Advances Construction to Expand Garden City Skyway

Source: Government of Ontario

ST. CATHARINES – The Ontario government has issued a Request for Proposals to advance the expansion of the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) Garden City Skyway, marking another milestone in the province’s plan to reduce gridlock, connect more people to jobs and provide a crucial link between Ontario’s international border crossings and the Greater Golden Horseshoe.

“With Ontario’s population growing at a historic rate, we need to ensure our transportation infrastructure keeps pace,” said Prabmeet Sarkaria, Minister of Transportation. “The new and expanded Garden City Skyway will be a game-changer, meaning less congestion and faster travel for the people of St. Catharines and Niagara Region.”

The Skyway expansion includes construction of a new four-lane, 2.2-kilometre bridge across the Welland Canal, as well as the rehabilitation and full deck replacement of the current bridge. Once complete, each bridge will have four lanes with the new bridge carrying Toronto-bound traffic and the upgraded existing bridge carrying Niagara-bound traffic.

“The Request for Proposals (RFP) is an important step on the path to expanding the Garden City Skyway. With the projected increases in population and jobs throughout the Greater Golden Horseshoe in the coming years, this expansion will allow people and goods to travel more freely through Niagara,” said Mat Siscoe, Mayor of St. Catharines. “The City of St. Catharines is looking forward to the completion of this project and the economic growth that will accompany it.”

The expansion of the Garden City Skyway is among the more than 100 actions identified in the government’s Connecting the GGH: A Transportation Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe.

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