Truck Traffic in Lincoln

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Background:

On April 15, 2019, Council approved a resolution regarding truck safety in Lincoln. The motion identified several concerns related to truck traffic and identified several action items to address the concerns. Truck traffic safety strategies are a high priority for the Town in responding to resident concerns to help improve road safety throughout the community.

The Town’s Transportation Master Plan developed comprehensive strategies for the movement of goods which requires ongoing partnership with the Niagara Region and other key agencies such as the Minister of Transportation and Niagara Region Police Services.


Current Status

The challenges regarding goods movement are multi-faceted and the solutions will require cooperation between multiple municipalities and different levels of government. The process to implement the ultimate truck route solution requires some key short-term solutions before the longer term, ultimate plan can be constructed.

Short Term Solution – Beamsville Truck Route

Residents of Beamsville cannot wait for the major long term Niagara Escarpment Crossing Project (new truck route Park Road (Bartlett Avenue) Grimsby) to be designed and constructed before action is taken regarding trucks in the downtown urban area. As such, the Town's Transportation Master Plan (TMP) assessed short-term solutions to find viable routes for trucks to avoid the downtown area of Beamsville. The Town's TMP recommends that Bartlett Road and Durham Road become alternate routes to redirect truck traffic out of the downtown area of Beamsville. The proposed Beamsville alternate route recommended is shown below.

Proposed Alternate Beamsville Truck Route

The proposed alternate Beamsville Truck Route entails the following:

  • Through trucks traveling north on Mountain Road should be directed to turn east on King Street and then north on Bartlett Road on their way to the QEW
  • Trucks should then travel Bartlett Road until they reach South Service Road and then travel west to the Ontario Street at QEW interchange. This alternate route is illustrated by the yellow line in Figure 1.0 shown above.
  • In addition to improving Bartlett Road, the intersection of Mountain Road at King Street also would need to be improved to facilitate northbound right turns of trucks from Mountain Road onto King Street
  • Trucks traveling east on King Street should be directed to turn north onto Durham Road and then east on South Service Road
  • Trucks then could access the QEW or continue South Service Road to Bartlett Road and eventually back to King Street to head further east
  • Trucks exiting the QEW at Ontario Street should be directed to South Service Road and use Bartlett Road or Durham Road to access King Street. This route is illustrated by the blue line in Figure 1.0 shown above

Long-Term Solution: New Truck Route Niagara Escarpment Crossing (Park Road to Bartlett Avenue, Grimsby)

The long-term solution to improve goods movement in the west portion of the Niagara Region is to implement a new north-south truck route escarpment crossing. The Niagara Region Transportation Master Plan identified the need for a new north-south escarpment crossing linking the QEW with Highway 20. A new north-south Niagara Escarpment Crossing is necessary to offset the negative economic, environmental, and safety implications of high commercial vehicle traffic travelling through urban and residential areas within the communities of Lincoln and Grimsby.

The Niagara Region is leading this long-term solution in partnership with the Town of Lincoln, Town of Grimsby, and Township of West Lincoln. The new Niagara Escarpment Crossing is a significant long-term project estimated to cost $150 million requiring financial support from various levels of government. The Town of Lincoln Council, along with Grimsby, West Lincoln and the Niagara Region have been advocating with different levels of government for support on this key infrastructure project for west Niagara. Most recently at the 2021 Rural Ontario Municipal Association (ROMA) Conference in January, Town of Lincoln Council along with Grimsby, West Lincoln and the Niagara Region delegated to Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation to discuss this important project.

In terms of next steps, the Niagara Region is completing the terms of reference for initiating an Individual Environmental Assessment (IEA) Study for the Niagara Escarpment Crossing Project.

Recommendation:

The Park Road to Bartlett Avenue connection in Grimsby is recommended as the new truck route Niagara Escarpment Crossing. Bartlett Avenue in Grimsby includes an interchange on the QEW and can serve as the truck access to the QEW highway. By constructing this new escarpment crossing and connecting it to the goods movement network, the Town would be able to make further changes to goods movement within its boundaries, particularly in Beamsville.

An Individual Environmental Assessment is planned for a new transportation highway/arterial within the Bartlett Avenue and Park Road Corridor to provide an appropriate truck route standard.

Mountain Road is proposed to be taken off the truck route network by transferring ownership from the Region to the Town for the stretch between Fly Road and King Street. The Town could then prohibit through truck traffic on this area of Mountain Road. Trucks would be directed to bypass Beamsville completely and use the new Park Road to Bartlett Avenue connection to access the QEW.

External Involvement

The Township of West Lincoln is considering the potential linkage of this preferred truck route as part of the 2019-initated Smithville Urban Boundary Expansion Study. As the Township of West Lincoln is expected to grow to meet regional/provincial growth targets, considerations will be made on the exact placement of the bypass and opportunities to connect the Smithville Bypass to the proposed Niagara Escarpment Crossing at the northerly edge of the Smithville Urban Boundary limit.


Beamsville Truck Route Implementation Study Update

To move forward with the Beamsville Truck Route short term solution, the Town is undertaking an implementation study.

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the proposed alternate route and identify deficiencies related to truck safety, traffic operations, utilities, street lighting, active transportation, and roadway geometry that may pose a challenge to trucks diverted to the by-pass.

The results of this study will include the mitigation measures recommended and their associated preliminary cost estimates. This study will inform the detailed design and construction phases required to implement the alternate route. This study will also encompass key issues related to complete streets and Vision Zero.

The Town of Lincoln is leading the Beamsville Truck Route Implementation Study in partnership with the Niagara Region, and with IBI Group leading as the prime consultant for transportation engineering and planning.

Progress to Date

  • Reviewed background studies & existing information and identified data gaps
  • Currently collecting data via automated traffic recorder (ATR) to capture volume, speed, and vehicle class
  • Conducting several turning movements counts at the various intersections
  • Developed stakeholder logistics and action plan for stakeholder consultation in Q2 2021

Background:

On April 15, 2019, Council approved a resolution regarding truck safety in Lincoln. The motion identified several concerns related to truck traffic and identified several action items to address the concerns. Truck traffic safety strategies are a high priority for the Town in responding to resident concerns to help improve road safety throughout the community.

The Town’s Transportation Master Plan developed comprehensive strategies for the movement of goods which requires ongoing partnership with the Niagara Region and other key agencies such as the Minister of Transportation and Niagara Region Police Services.


Current Status

The challenges regarding goods movement are multi-faceted and the solutions will require cooperation between multiple municipalities and different levels of government. The process to implement the ultimate truck route solution requires some key short-term solutions before the longer term, ultimate plan can be constructed.

Short Term Solution – Beamsville Truck Route

Residents of Beamsville cannot wait for the major long term Niagara Escarpment Crossing Project (new truck route Park Road (Bartlett Avenue) Grimsby) to be designed and constructed before action is taken regarding trucks in the downtown urban area. As such, the Town's Transportation Master Plan (TMP) assessed short-term solutions to find viable routes for trucks to avoid the downtown area of Beamsville. The Town's TMP recommends that Bartlett Road and Durham Road become alternate routes to redirect truck traffic out of the downtown area of Beamsville. The proposed Beamsville alternate route recommended is shown below.

Proposed Alternate Beamsville Truck Route

The proposed alternate Beamsville Truck Route entails the following:

  • Through trucks traveling north on Mountain Road should be directed to turn east on King Street and then north on Bartlett Road on their way to the QEW
  • Trucks should then travel Bartlett Road until they reach South Service Road and then travel west to the Ontario Street at QEW interchange. This alternate route is illustrated by the yellow line in Figure 1.0 shown above.
  • In addition to improving Bartlett Road, the intersection of Mountain Road at King Street also would need to be improved to facilitate northbound right turns of trucks from Mountain Road onto King Street
  • Trucks traveling east on King Street should be directed to turn north onto Durham Road and then east on South Service Road
  • Trucks then could access the QEW or continue South Service Road to Bartlett Road and eventually back to King Street to head further east
  • Trucks exiting the QEW at Ontario Street should be directed to South Service Road and use Bartlett Road or Durham Road to access King Street. This route is illustrated by the blue line in Figure 1.0 shown above

Long-Term Solution: New Truck Route Niagara Escarpment Crossing (Park Road to Bartlett Avenue, Grimsby)

The long-term solution to improve goods movement in the west portion of the Niagara Region is to implement a new north-south truck route escarpment crossing. The Niagara Region Transportation Master Plan identified the need for a new north-south escarpment crossing linking the QEW with Highway 20. A new north-south Niagara Escarpment Crossing is necessary to offset the negative economic, environmental, and safety implications of high commercial vehicle traffic travelling through urban and residential areas within the communities of Lincoln and Grimsby.

The Niagara Region is leading this long-term solution in partnership with the Town of Lincoln, Town of Grimsby, and Township of West Lincoln. The new Niagara Escarpment Crossing is a significant long-term project estimated to cost $150 million requiring financial support from various levels of government. The Town of Lincoln Council, along with Grimsby, West Lincoln and the Niagara Region have been advocating with different levels of government for support on this key infrastructure project for west Niagara. Most recently at the 2021 Rural Ontario Municipal Association (ROMA) Conference in January, Town of Lincoln Council along with Grimsby, West Lincoln and the Niagara Region delegated to Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation to discuss this important project.

In terms of next steps, the Niagara Region is completing the terms of reference for initiating an Individual Environmental Assessment (IEA) Study for the Niagara Escarpment Crossing Project.

Recommendation:

The Park Road to Bartlett Avenue connection in Grimsby is recommended as the new truck route Niagara Escarpment Crossing. Bartlett Avenue in Grimsby includes an interchange on the QEW and can serve as the truck access to the QEW highway. By constructing this new escarpment crossing and connecting it to the goods movement network, the Town would be able to make further changes to goods movement within its boundaries, particularly in Beamsville.

An Individual Environmental Assessment is planned for a new transportation highway/arterial within the Bartlett Avenue and Park Road Corridor to provide an appropriate truck route standard.

Mountain Road is proposed to be taken off the truck route network by transferring ownership from the Region to the Town for the stretch between Fly Road and King Street. The Town could then prohibit through truck traffic on this area of Mountain Road. Trucks would be directed to bypass Beamsville completely and use the new Park Road to Bartlett Avenue connection to access the QEW.

External Involvement

The Township of West Lincoln is considering the potential linkage of this preferred truck route as part of the 2019-initated Smithville Urban Boundary Expansion Study. As the Township of West Lincoln is expected to grow to meet regional/provincial growth targets, considerations will be made on the exact placement of the bypass and opportunities to connect the Smithville Bypass to the proposed Niagara Escarpment Crossing at the northerly edge of the Smithville Urban Boundary limit.


Beamsville Truck Route Implementation Study Update

To move forward with the Beamsville Truck Route short term solution, the Town is undertaking an implementation study.

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the proposed alternate route and identify deficiencies related to truck safety, traffic operations, utilities, street lighting, active transportation, and roadway geometry that may pose a challenge to trucks diverted to the by-pass.

The results of this study will include the mitigation measures recommended and their associated preliminary cost estimates. This study will inform the detailed design and construction phases required to implement the alternate route. This study will also encompass key issues related to complete streets and Vision Zero.

The Town of Lincoln is leading the Beamsville Truck Route Implementation Study in partnership with the Niagara Region, and with IBI Group leading as the prime consultant for transportation engineering and planning.

Progress to Date

  • Reviewed background studies & existing information and identified data gaps
  • Currently collecting data via automated traffic recorder (ATR) to capture volume, speed, and vehicle class
  • Conducting several turning movements counts at the various intersections
  • Developed stakeholder logistics and action plan for stakeholder consultation in Q2 2021
  • Media Release: Road safety blitzes continue in Lincoln to address safety, vehicle equipment and emissions

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    Lincoln, ON – (August 18, 2022) – The Town of Lincoln has collaborated once again with the Ministry of Transportation (MTO), Niagara Regional Police (NRP), Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) and Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) for the fourth road safety blitz in 2022, as part of its ongoing efforts to keep Lincoln roads safe. The recent safety blitz included Projects “Avoidance” and “Operation Nuts and Bolts” and was conducted on Lincoln roadways on August 16, 2022.

    MTO, NRP, HRPS and OPP officers identified commercial motor vehicles that they believed were intentionally bypassing the Vineland Truck Inspection Station on the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) between Vineland and Beamsville in Lincoln. These officers were strategically positioned across the community to intercept commercial motor vehicles believed to be intentionally by-passing the Truck Inspection Station, which were then stopped, inspected, and directed to the Vineland Truck Inspection Station for further and more in-depth mechanical review.

    During this initiative, officers also focused on any type of vehicle being operated within the community with vehicle equipment defects or any other vehicle modification that may be deemed a safety concern.

    Safety blitzes are being coordinated as a direct result of Council’s desire to redirect commercial vehicles away from Lincoln’s downtown cores and onto Regional and municipal roads that are ideal for larger trucks, while still ensuring goods movement to support our local businesses and overall economy. Safety blitzes aim to safeguard operation of these vehicles and are an ongoing commitment by the Town to ensure all roads in Lincoln are safe for residents and visitors alike.

    The statistics from the recent initiative include:

    • 200 passenger and commercial vehicles re-directed to Vineland Truck Inspection Station
    • 40 vehicles were comprehensively inspected
    • 26 vehicles removed from the highway after significant safety concerns identified
    • 22 Provincial Offence Notices (tickets) issued
    • 10 sets of licence plates seized
    • Two Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFSTs) conducted on drivers displaying signs of impairment


    “This joint initiative between the Town of Lincoln, Niagara Police and the Ministry of Transportation to shines a light on the Town’s strong and continued partnership with these agencies in prioritizing traffic safety within our community,” said Town of Lincoln Mayor Sandra Easton. “We are now at four safety blitzes in 2022, which is further testament to our continued partnerships with these agencies. We are leading the way in Niagara as far as traffic and truck safety are concerned – which will benefit not only the Lincoln community but the broader Niagara region.”

    “Our approach to truck safety in Lincoln is a balance of proactive measures such as these multi-agency safety blitzes and reactive approaches where we lean on our by-law enforcement team and enforcement from our partner agencies to address any infractions that may occur,” said the Town’s Chief Administrative Officer, Michael Kirkopoulos. “We are doing everything in our power to address the issue and will continue to work with other partners and levels of government. We have made significant progress and there is more work to be done.”

    More information on truck safety in Lincoln and previous safety blitzes is available at our Speak Up Lincoln public engagement site, speakuplincoln.ca/truck-traffic.

    The Town continues to implement traffic safety initiatives throughout the community, including Community Safety Zones, Pedestrian Crossovers, speedbumps and digital speed feedback signs. For more details or to ask the Town a question about traffic safety in Lincoln, please visit the Town’s public engagement site, Speak Up Lincoln, at speakuplincoln.ca/traffic-safety.

    About Project Avoidance
    Project Avoidance was developed in response to the Town of Lincoln’s request and through cooperation with the Niagara Regional Police (NRP), Ministry of Transportation Ontario (MTO), Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Halton Police Service and the Niagara Parks Police to conduct safety and compliance checks on commercial vehicles and trucks.

    About Project Nuts and Bolts

    The August 2022 safety blitz was referred to as “Operation Nuts and Bolts” and had two areas of focus:

    1. Commercial vehicles bypassing the Vineland Inspection Station; and
    2. Overall vehicle equipment, safety, and emissions enforcement.

    History of Project Avoidance in Lincoln
    In April 2019, Lincoln Council approved a resolution regarding truck safety in Lincoln, which addressed community concerns related to truck traffic and identified several action items to address the concerns. In the short term, the Beamsville Truck Bypass Route is planned to redirect truck traffic from the downtown area of Beamsville and along Bartlett Road and Durham Road.

    In the longer term, the Niagara Escarpment Crossing Project will be a new north-south truck route on Park Road (Bartlett Avenue) in Grimsby. This route supports the need identified in the Niagara Region Transportation Master Plan for a new north-south escarpment crossing linking the QEW with Highway 20. It will offset the implications of high commercial vehicle traffic travelling through urban and residential areas within the west Niagara communities of Lincoln and Grimsby.

    The Town’s Transportation Master Plan developed comprehensive strategies for the movement of goods which requires ongoing partnership with the Niagara Region and other key agencies such as the Minister of Transportation and Niagara Regional Police.

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    For media inquiries, please contact:

    Liliana Busnello
    Manager of Corporate Communications
    Town of Lincoln
    Direct: 905-563-2799 ext. 230
    Tel: 905-563-8205

  • Media Release: Third road safety blitz in Lincoln this year focuses on truck safety and excessive noise

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  • Media Release: Collaborative road safety strategies remain a priority in Lincoln to keep community safe

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    Lincoln, ON – (July 7, 2022) – The Town of Lincoln continues to partner with upper levels of government and agencies as part of its ongoing efforts to keep Lincoln’s roads safe and reduce truck traffic in core areas of the community.

    Truck Bypass Camera Monitoring Pilot Project
    The Town, in collaboration with the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) and the Niagara Region, developed the Truck Bypass Camera Monitoring Pilot Project implementation plan, which was approved by the Town’s Committee of the Whole on July 4. Based on MTO enforcement feedback and findings from the ongoing “Project Avoidance” Truck Safety Blitzes, the main east/west bypass route for trucks avoiding the Vineland Truck Inspection Station has been identified along King Street.

    The purpose of a pilot approach is to allow the Town in partnership with MTO to pilot the Truck Bypass Camera Monitoring in focused areas within the Town to reduce the number of unnecessary trucks (bypass truck traffic) travelling through urban cores, such as downtown Beamsville.

    The pilot program utilizes innovative surveillance technology to capture large truck images and corresponding license plate reader information to which the MTO enforcement officers will have remote access. In addition, the camera monitoring technology will also be able to alert MTO enforcement officers that the same truck that just exited the QEW at Victoria Avenue (camera 1) is now turning right on King Street (camera 2) from the Victoria Avenue intersection heading westbound towards Beamsville, thus being a potential bypass truck.

    Town Council and staff encourage residents to continue to help identify any areas of concern in our community; these will be monitored and considered during potential future program expansion.

    On April 15, 2019, Council passed a resolution regarding truck safety in Lincoln; an essential action item being to begin scale/inspection station avoidance enforcement blitzes as soon as possible. The Truck Bypass Monitoring Pilot Project aligns with the Speed Reduction Program and Transportation Master Plan.

    Speed Reduction Motions on Regional Roads in Lincoln
    Also in recent meetings, both Town Council and the Niagara Region Public Works Committee have passed motions to investigate opportunities to reduce speeds on several Regional roads in Lincoln.

    The first motion was moved by Ward Councillor Lynn Timmers and passed by Town of Lincoln Council at its May 30 meeting, and requested that Regional Transportation provide a report back to Town Council in areas of data analysis for traffic and speed reductions with respect to Fly Road east of Campden past the firehall, and in Vineland, west of Victoria Road past Cherry Avenue.

    The subsequent motion was moved by Regional Councillor Foster and passed at the Niagara Region Public Works Committee on June 14.

    Read the full release on the Town of Lincoln website.

  • Media Release: Town of Lincoln participates with partners in second safety blitz initiative this year to keep Lincoln’s roads safe

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    Lincoln, ON – (June 24, 2022) – The Town of Lincoln recently participated in a safety blitz known as Project Avoidance, conducted on the roadways in Lincoln. Ministry of Transportation (MTO), Niagara Regional Police (NRP), and Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers focused a recent joint enforcement initiative on identifying commercial motor vehicles that they believed were intentionally bypassing the Vineland Truck Inspection Station. This is the second safety blitz to take place in 2022.

    The safety blitz occurred as a direct correlation between Council’s desire to redirect commercial vehicles away from our downtown cores and onto Regional and municipal roads that are ideal for larger trucks. The goal with these safety blitzes is to ensure safe operation of these vehicles and is an ongoing commitment by the Town to ensure all of the roads in Lincoln are safe for residents and visitors alike.

    MTO, NRP and OPP officers were strategically positioned across the community to intercept commercial motor vehicles believed to be intentionally by-passing the Truck Inspection Station, which were then stopped, inspected, and directed to the Vineland Truck Inspection Station for further and more in-depth mechanical review.

    MTO, NRP and OPP officers patrolled to monitor where trucks may be bypassing the inspection station on the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) between Vineland and Beamsville in Lincoln.
    The statistics from the recent initiative include:

    • 58 Commercial Motor Vehicles stopped
    • 29 Commercial Motor Vehicles inspected
    • 8 charges laid
    • 6 warnings were Issued
    • 1 licence plate seized

    “Community safety, including road safety and truck safety, is an intentional initiative that requires consistency and commitment,” said Town of Lincoln Mayor Sandra Easton. “The results of this recent truck safety blitz demonstrate our strong collaboration with our partners and community and showcases Council’s commitment to our residents to do the utmost to keep our roads safe.”

    “This initiative is possible due to the shared vision of the Town and our partners toward traffic safety in Lincoln and the Niagara Region,” said the Town’s Chief Administrative Officer, Michael Kirkopoulos. “Our goals are to raise awareness, address traffic and truck safety concerns and work collectively with our partners and residents on achievable solutions.”

    More information on truck safety in Lincoln and previous safety blitzes is available at our Speak Up Lincoln public engagement site, speakuplincoln.ca/truck-traffic.

    The Town continues to implement traffic safety initiatives throughout the community, including Community Safety Zones, Pedestrian Crossovers, speedbumps and digital speed feedback signs.

    For more details or to ask the Town a question about traffic safety in Lincoln, please visit the Town’s public engagement site, Speak Up Lincoln, at speakuplincoln.ca/traffic-safety.

    About Project Avoidance
    Project Avoidance was developed in response to the Town of Lincoln’s request and through cooperation with the Niagara Regional Police (NRP), Ministry of Transportation Ontario (MTO), Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Halton Police Service and the Niagara Parks Police to conduct safety and compliance checks on commercial vehicles and trucks.

    History of Project Avoidance in Lincoln
    In April 2019, Lincoln Council approved a resolution regarding truck safety in Lincoln, which addressed community concerns related to truck traffic and identified several action items to address the concerns. In the short term, the Beamsville Truck Bypass Route is planned to redirect truck traffic from the downtown area of Beamsville and along Bartlett Road and Durham Road.

    In the longer term, the Niagara Escarpment Crossing Project will be a new north-south truck route on Park Road (Bartlett Avenue) in Grimsby. This route supports the need identified in the Niagara Region Transportation Master Plan for a new north-south escarpment crossing linking the QEW with Highway 20. It will offset the implications of high commercial vehicle traffic travelling through urban and residential areas within the west Niagara communities of Lincoln and Grimsby.

    The Town’s Transportation Master Plan developed comprehensive strategies for the movement of goods which requires ongoing partnership with the Niagara Region and other key agencies such as the Minister of Transportation and Niagara Regional Police.

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    For media inquiries, please contact:
    Liliana Busnello
    Manager of Corporate Communications
    Town of Lincoln
    Direct: 905-563-2799 ext. 230
    Tel: 905-563-8205

  • Town of Lincoln collaborates with MTO on spring 2022 Truck Safety Blitz

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    Earlier this week, the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) initiated a safety blitz on Lincoln roadways, as part of its ongoing partnership with the Town of Lincoln to increase their presence and keep the community safe. MTO officers focused this latest initiative on patrolling bypass routes (both Regional and Town roads) throughout the community for truck traffic avoiding the inspection station located on the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) between Vineland and Beamsville in Lincoln.

    As with previous blitzes, an increased volume of marked Ministry of Transportation cruisers in the core of Beamsville and Vineland allowed for traffic stops to be visible to the public. Several vehicles had specific business on the routes, but those determined to be bypassing were brought back to the inspection station for full inspection.

    The statistics from the May 24 initiative include:

    • 27 commercial vehicles stopped by an MTO officer
    • 13 vehicles inspected
    • 8 Provincial Offence Notices were laid for various issues found
    • 6 vehicles were placed out of service for mechanical issues (22%)
    • 1 license plate was seized today for mechanical defects

    “I am very pleased at the results of the recent safety blitz, a product of the continued collaboration between the Town of Lincoln and the MTO,” said Town of Lincoln Mayor Sandra Easton. “A special thank you to the MTO for taking the initiative to visit Lincoln this spring and for your commitment to our community – we look forward to continuing this partnership and working towards our common goal of road safety for everyone.”

    “We have heard residents’ concerns about road safety and are proactively addressing what matters most to community members,” said the Town’s Chief Administrative Officer Michael Kirkopoulos. “Through these collaborative initiatives and consistent enforcement, we will continue to see a reduction of truck traffic in core areas of Lincoln.”

    More information, see the media release issued May 26, 2022.

  • Final Report - Beamsville Truck Route Implementation Study

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    The final Final Report of the Beamsville Truck Route (By-Pass) Implementation Study is now available for viewing.


    The Town of Lincoln, together with Niagara Region, is conducting a study to evaluate an alternate truck route that would divert truck traffic away from downtown Beamsville and to provide recommendations for this route’s implementation. The route would divert truck traffic away from Ontario Street and King Street in downtown Beamsville to Bartlett Road to the east, South Service Road to the north and Durham Road to the west. IBI Group is assisting the Town and Region with the by-pass implementation study.

  • Beamsville Truck Bypass Implementation Study Update

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    Staff presented the findings and recommendations of the Beamsville Truck Bypass Implementation Study project to the Committee of the Whole on October 18. The report summarized the action items and next steps towards implementing the truck bypass route.

    Project Next Steps:

    2022 Initiate detailed design and public consultation phase for upgrading both Bartlett Rd and Durham Rd

    • Develop truck bypass route mapping
    • Request Niagara Region to incorporate recommendations in operational and capital plans

    2023 Upgrade Durham Rd

    2024/2025 Upgrade Bartlett Rd, and Niagara Region to upgrade regional intersections

    2025 – Install signage and implement bypass route


    For More Information:


  • Town of Lincoln participates in a Project Avoidance Traffic Safety Blitz

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    The Town of Lincoln participated in a recent safety blitz known as Project Avoidance, which was conducted on the roadways in Lincoln. Ministry of Transportation and Niagara Regional Police officers focused the recent patrol in the Town of Beamsville, with increased presence on westbound traffic that was bypassing the Vineland Commercial Vehicle Impound Facility onto municipal roads.

    Additionally, an increased volume of marked Ministry of Transportation cruisers in the core of Beamsville allowed for traffic stops to be visible to the public. Upon the stopping of a vehicle and the decision that a full mechanical inspection was required, the vehicle was directed to the Vineland Commercial Vehicle Impound Facility for a full inspection to be conducted.

    Ministry of Transportation and Niagara Regional Police officers patrolled the community to monitor where trucks may be bypassing the inspection station on the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) between Vineland and Beamsville in Lincoln.

    For more information, see the media release on the Town of Lincoln's website.

  • Town participates in Traffic Safety Blitz | June 2021

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    In June 2021, the Town of Lincoln cooperated with partners in Project Avoidance, conducted on the roadways in Lincoln. The pilot project was developed in response to the Town of Lincoln’s request and through cooperation with the Niagara Regional Police (NRP), Ministry of Transportation Ontario (MTO), Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Halton Police Service and the Niagara Parks Police to conduct safety and compliance checks on commercial vehicles and/or trucks.

    MTO and NRP officers patrolled the community to monitor where trucks may be bypassing the inspection station on the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) between Vineland and Beamsville in Lincoln. In total officers stopped 103 vehicles, 45 of which were inspected. As a result of the stops two drivers were placed out of service and one truck was placed out of service. Officers issued 16 provincial offences notices.

    For more information on this initiative, visit the Town of Lincoln website.



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