New interchange at Glendale to affect Niagara-on-the-Lake campus


Published September 20, 2022 at 10:22 am

There's a lot of work left for the diverging diamond interchange at the Glendale overpass at the QEW.

The new “diverging diamond” interchange of the Glendale Avenue overpass at the QEW is well into construction now and it’s about to affect traffic to the Niagara College’s Niagara-on-the-Lake campus in a big way.

Beginning Friday (September 23), students, employees and visitors making their way to the Daniel J. Patterson Campus can expect a number of both delays and detours to their destination.

The weekend work on the overpass will run from September 23 to 25 and be followed on September 26 with the overnight demolition of the existing Glendale Avenue overpass bridge.

After that, it’s the long-term detours and delay as construction continues. Here’s what travelers can expect:


  • The QEW Niagara Bound off-ramp will be closed at Glendale Avenue. Traffic will be diverted via a detour route through Taylor Road and Mountain Road.
  • The QEW Toronto Bound will be closed at Mountain Road. Traffic will be diverted via a detour route through Mountain Road and Taylor Road.

Highway 405:

  • Access to Highway 405 from QEW Niagara Bound will be through Glendale Avenue, Taylor Road, Mountain Road, QEW, Thorold Stone Road, and Stanley Avenue.
  • Highway 405 Toronto Bound will be closed at Stanley Avenue. Traffic will be diverted via a detour route through Thorold Stone Road, QEW, Mountain Road, and Taylor Road.

The construction is part of the QEW-Glendale Avenue Interchange Reconstruction project which will see the current interchange replaced with a Diverging Diamond Interchange (see finished interchange below) – the first of its kind in Ontario.

Additionally, the Glendale Avenue/York Road intersection will be reconstructed to a single-lane roundabout, and a new Airport Road ramp and connection road from Glendale Avenue to York Road/Airport Road intersection will be constructed on behalf of Niagara Region.

insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising