On Saturday, Mayor Brown and Congressman Higgins announced the start of paving as part of the $2.8 million redevelopment of the Niagara Street Gateway.
This investment is part of a much larger $28.7 million commitment to a infrastructure improvement project along a 4.5 mile stretch of Niagara Street, called 'The Niagara Street Streetscape Project: Niagara Square to Ontario'.
Mayor Brown stated, “Keeping our streets in good condition is one of the most fundamental jobs of city government and our significant infrastructure investment and improvements along Niagara Street continues to be a major priority of my administration."
“Niagara Street serves as the gateway to the city center and to the nation for our Canadian visitors,” said Congressman Brian Higgins. “Combined, these infrastructure projects, supported by more than $10 million in federal funding, will transform Niagara Street into a corridor that better welcomes visitors, enhances local neighborhoods and invites private sector investment.”
The Phase-I roadway improvements to downtown Niagara Street, from Virginia to Niagara Square, began last year with improved curbs, sidewalks with ADA ramps and upgraded crosswalks. Once resurfaced, the first phase of this multi-phased project along Niagara Street will be done. Phase II work is now underway.