Grimsby water main upgrade along South Service Rd. to continue into the Fall

Grimsby's South Service Rd. closure Grimsby's South Service Rd. closure will run into the Fall

A Niagara Region road project to upgrade the water main in Grimsby along Regional Rd. 40 won’t be done by the end of August as originally planned. Work will continue into the Fall.

The project required the closure of a 2.4 km segment of the South Service Road /Clarke St. It is a Niagara Regional road and is referred to as Regional Road 40. The construction work impacts the road between Murray St. and Baker Rd. N.

The project was started Feb. 3. It was originally scheduled for completion by Aug. 31. However, it won’t be finished by month’s end. No new deadline for completion has been set at this point.

“We still need to do pressure testing and install the rest of the infrastructure,” said Gino Giancola, Niagara Region Project Manager, who heads the water main project.

Construction zone on Regional Road 40 in Grimsby
Water main construction zone (red) on the South Service Rd (Regional Road 40) in Grimsby

This update comes as a response to an inquiry posted by Niagara Info reader Ugo Amendola, who asked: “When will the service road from Christie to Bartlett reopen? Seems years that access from Nelles is closed.”

Construction is currently in progress at the following locations:

  • Regional Rd. 40 (also known as South Service Road) between Murray St. and Baker Rd. N
  • Nelles Rd. N between Regional Rd. 40 and 100m south of intersection with Regional Rd. 40
  • Elizabeth St. between Regional Rd. 40 and 100m south of intersection with Regional Rd. 40

Roads have been closed so work can be completed, and to ensure the safety of both workers and drivers.

“Projects like this are always posted to the Niagara Region website. We update it regularly so anyone can visit the site to get more information,” said Giancola, referring to this Niagara Region web page. contains information about all road closures in the region and the projected end dates for repair and construction projects.

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Learn More:
Grimsby water main replacement (Niagara Region website)