​Lake Street Improvements Municipal Class Environmental Assessment

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The City of St. Catharines has initiated a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (MCEA) to identify the needs and opportunities for improvements along Lake Street from Welland Avenue (RR 77) to Ontario Street (RR 42) in the City of St. Catharines.

The MCEA Study has developed and evaluated a variety of improvement alternatives that consider components such as transit requirements, active transportation, safety and operations improvements, parking, and heritage requirements. This includes an assessment of the impacts of the proposed improvements, and identification of measures to mitigate any adverse impacts.

Lake Street is currently a two-way arterial roadway owned by the City and is considered a transitional road from the downtown core providing access to primarily residential and commercial properties. In addition, at the south end of the project area, Lake Street provides on-street parking and access to Montebello Park, a City owned green space that is home to numerous events and festivals throughout the year.

As part of the MCEA, several alternatives were developed and evaluated for this section of Lake Street including:

  • Do Nothing
  • Maintain Two-way Functionality
  • Convert to One-way Functionality
  • Two-way and One-way Hybrid Functionality

The recommended preferred solution for Lake Street is to maintain two-way functionality with improved road cross-sectional details such as lane widths and sidewalks.

Please review the presentation material provided below to better understand the study process, developed alternatives, evaluation process and impacts and mitigation measures proposed.

Click image to view Lake Street Presentation

Let us know if you support or oppose the recommended preferred solution via the Questions and Feedback tab below. You will also be invited to give further feedback and ask questions. The project team will consider all feedback and work to reply to any resident questions.

Public feedback will close April 22 at 4:30 p.m.

The City of St. Catharines has initiated a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (MCEA) to identify the needs and opportunities for improvements along Lake Street from Welland Avenue (RR 77) to Ontario Street (RR 42) in the City of St. Catharines.

The MCEA Study has developed and evaluated a variety of improvement alternatives that consider components such as transit requirements, active transportation, safety and operations improvements, parking, and heritage requirements. This includes an assessment of the impacts of the proposed improvements, and identification of measures to mitigate any adverse impacts.

Lake Street is currently a two-way arterial roadway owned by the City and is considered a transitional road from the downtown core providing access to primarily residential and commercial properties. In addition, at the south end of the project area, Lake Street provides on-street parking and access to Montebello Park, a City owned green space that is home to numerous events and festivals throughout the year.

As part of the MCEA, several alternatives were developed and evaluated for this section of Lake Street including:

  • Do Nothing
  • Maintain Two-way Functionality
  • Convert to One-way Functionality
  • Two-way and One-way Hybrid Functionality

The recommended preferred solution for Lake Street is to maintain two-way functionality with improved road cross-sectional details such as lane widths and sidewalks.

Please review the presentation material provided below to better understand the study process, developed alternatives, evaluation process and impacts and mitigation measures proposed.

Click image to view Lake Street Presentation

Let us know if you support or oppose the recommended preferred solution via the Questions and Feedback tab below. You will also be invited to give further feedback and ask questions. The project team will consider all feedback and work to reply to any resident questions.

Public feedback will close April 22 at 4:30 p.m.