Short section from Geneva to Riordon streets will change on Jan. 20

Niagara Region is converting a short section of Queenston Street to two-way traffic on Monday.

The change which covers the strip from Geneva Street to Riordon Street is part of an ongoing project to improve traffic flow and wayfinding through that part of downtown St. Catharines.

The changes on Queenston Street will come with warning signs and traffic control for the new lane configurations.

The project, which is taking place in conjunction with the City of St. Catharines, began in summer 2018 with the goal of untangling the hodge-podge of one-way streets in the Church, Geneva, Queenston and Niagara streets corridor.

St. Catharines has been working on a plan to convert its downtown to two-way traffic since 2009 that began by changing St. Paul Street and sections of other nearby streets to two-way traffic.

Other Regional work in the area in coming months includes finishing touches on sidewalks, street lighting and final landscape restorations in the area.

Source: St. Catharines Standard