Niagara-on-the-Lake off-ramp for Glendale Ave diverging diamond overpass finally open to traffic


Published November 23, 2022 at 12:40 pm

The Glendale Avenue diverging diamond interchange is shown here being built in June.

The final piece of the diverging diamond interchange puzzle on the Glendale Ave overpass in Niagara-on-the-Lake will finally be open to traffic today (November 23).

The QEW Niagara-bound off-ramp to Glendale finally opened to vehicle traffic this morning.

No single group will be happier with the opening than the Niagara College students at the Daniel J. Patterson Campus in Niagara-on-the-Lake as that’s the highway exit needed to get to the school.

The months-long project included the reconstruction of the QEW/Glendale Avenue Interchange to a Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI).

Additionally, the Glendale Avenue/York Road intersection was 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.

MTO officials said, “The Diverging Diamond Interchange will allow for performance improvement by reducing vehicle conflict points along with allowing unrestricted turning movements. It accomplishes this by reconfiguring the traffic lanes to allow for direct access to all four directional highway ramps.”

As well, the new Airport Road connection from Glendale Avenue allows for a direct route for traffic to the historic Old Town Niagara-on-the-Lake tourist area by removing the need to navigate left and right turns through two intersections within proximity to one another, and by diverting some traffic from the Glendale Avenue/York Road intersection.

The Niagara-bound QEW exit at Glendale Ave is shown here in yellow.

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