How to avoid stop-and-go traffic at the train bridge construction in St. Catharines


Published December 21, 2022 at 10:40 am

Niagara Region crews were out this morning, setting up mobile traffic signals at the St. Paul St. West train bridge.

As Niagara Region workers set up mobile traffic lights this morning (December 21) at the St. Paul St. West train bridge, traffic could get pretty stop-and-go in that area very soon.

However, there are a number of routes that can help you avoid the bridge altogether as its re-construction is expected to go well into 2023. That means the single lane monitored traffic over the bridge will be around for a while.

Those driving westbound to get to the Louth Street area can turn north on Henrietta St – the first street on the right past the Burgoyne Bridge. Henrietta ends at Ridley Rd (in front of the college) and traffic must move west toward Louth.

Once at Louth, turn north (right) for the big-box mall with the Canadian Tire, Walmart, LCBO or Real Canadian Superstore or if you were looking to get to Fourth Street.

Turn south (left) at Louth for the general St. Paul St W destinations, such as Tim Horton’s, Gale’s Gas Bar or Seymour-Hannah Sports & Entertainment Centre Arena.

For those coming east-bound towards downtown from the big-box mall, simply reverse the above directions.

However, if you’re south of St. Paul St. W, there are several ways to bypass the bridge. For starters, Pelham Rd runs northeast off Louth and connect to St. Paul St. W on the far side of the bridge. Rykert St. off Louth is a direction connection to Pelham northbound, as well.

Please remember ALL of these roads are residential or residential-commercial so drivers should keep their speed to 50 km/h and keep a vigilant eye open for pedestrians.

insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising