Public invited to learn more about FE gateway project

Public invited to learn more about FE gateway project

By Kris Dube / News Editor, Bullet News Niagara, November 20, 2014

FORT ERIE - Fort Erie residents are being given a chance to learn about concepts being considered for gateway features at the entrance to Canada and start of the Queen Elizabeth Way.

The Town of Fort Erie will be holding two sessions in one day – at two public library locations on Dec. 8.

The public is invited to hear presentation concepts from Seferian Design Group regarding the project. Potential designs for two gateway features will be explained to members of the public who attend. The first open house will be held at the FEPL's Crystal Ridge Branch from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the second will take place at the Centennial Branch from 2 to 4:30 p.m.

There will be two features constructed by 2015, if the next term of council supports the project at budget time – explained the Town of Fort Erie's director of infrastructure services and interim chief administrative officer, Tom Kuchyt.

Each structure will cost approximately $200,000.

If approved, one will be built after the tolls on the Canadian side of the Peace Bridge and the other closer to the Fort Erie-Niagara Falls border. The preferred locations and designs will be presented to those in attendance and feedback will be requested.

“I think these are going to look great,” said Kuchyt.
“Hopefully we'll get them constructed, with budget approval, in 2015.”