Large portion of Niagara Falls’ Millennium Trail closed for upgrades

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Published August 9, 2021 at 3:56 pm

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A large chunk of the Niagara Falls’ Millennium Trail is now shut down for repairs and upgrades and isn’t expected to open back up until the end of November.

The portion from Thorold Stone Road running south to a section just above Portage Road is closed to the public though everything north of Thorold Stone and the 500 metres south of the repair block-off is still open.

However, the city said there is no access between the northern and southern end until the upgrades are complete.

Niagara Region’s inspection program identified a number of sewers and maintenance holes in the Stamford interceptor trunk sewer that are corroded and in need of rehabilitation.

This closure is to ensure the health and safety of the public while rehabilitation of the Stamford interceptor trunk sewer is undertaken by the Niagara Region.

The Stamford interceptor trunk sewer is located in Niagara Falls and runs parallel to the Ontario Power Generation hydro canal from Dorchester Road to the Niagara Falls Wastewater Treatment Plant at 3450 Stanley Avenue.

Phase Two of the project, which will start in 2022, includes the rehabilitation of 14 sewer sections and 13 maintenance holes spanning approximately 1,560 metres in length. The section of sewer requiring the work travels parallel to the Ontario Power Generation canal, starting at the Millennium Recreational Trail, approximately 450 metres south of Thorold Stone Road to the Niagara Falls Wastewater Treatment Plant.

If you’d like more information on the upgrades, contact Derek Falardeau-Mercier, Niagara Region Senior Technical Project Manager at 905-980-6000 ext. 3205.

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