The City of Port Colborne's Public Works department is committed to establishing, fixing and maintaining infrastructure needs within the community. This team is responsible for roads, sidewalks, and water wastewater. 

Below is a list of current Public Works projects: 

Firelane Improvements

The City has hired the Larocque Group to complete the first phase of improvements for City owned Firelanes including 4,7,8,9,22 and 23 to create typical standards. Based on the public consultation and standards set, staff will create budgetary estimates for the improvements.

Budget: $30,000

Estimated Completion November 2022.

Urban Forest Assessment Management Plan

The trees and woodlands of The City of Port Colborne’s urban forest will be maintained and enhanced for the long term, in recognition of the valued environmental, social and economic services they provide. The City will work with its partners and the community in the urban and rural areas to ensure that this essential resource is managed effectively to maximize tree cover and health, increase native biodiversity, minimize risks to public.

Please visit the Urban Forest Management Project page for more details.


Restoration of Tennessee Avenue and Firelane Pillars

The City has retained WSP  to complete design services for Natural Heritage Restoration of Tennessee Avenue, Firelane 1 and Firelane 2 Pillars.


Please visit the Restoration of Tennessee Ave and Firelane Pillars page for more information


H.H Knoll Park - Canadian Experiences Fund

160 Sugarloaf Street

Established in 1922, one of our major parks is the beautiful H.H. Knoll Lakeview Park.

Located downtown on Sugarloaf Street at Elm Street, this is one of Port Colborne waterfront parks overlooking Sugarloaf Harbour and Gravelly Bay.

Features include 2 outdoor picnic, pavilions, outdoor stage, rose garden, Melissa's Memorial Playground, Discovery Spray Pad and restrooms.

H.H. Knoll Lakeview Park is at the southern end of the Welland Canals Parkway recreational trail, and site of numerous community events including Canada Day Celebrations, and Canal Days concerts.

In 2020, as part of the Canadian Experiences Fund, in partnership with the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario, the City received financial support to make improvements to H.H. Knoll Lakeview Park with the goal of enhancing tourism initiatives, updating facilities, and creating new experiences for both residents and visitors.

Full Report 

Erie Street Watermain Replacement 

Currently Under Construction

The City has retained Stonecast Contracting Ltd. to complete the construction of the new watermain on Erie Street from Neff Street to Killaly Street. 


Redesign of Chippawa Road, Dolphin Street & Berkley Avenue Intersection

The  redesign of Chippawa Road, Dolphin Street and Berkley Avenue intersection construction will commence on Tuesday October 4, 2022.

Beach Road End Study

Sierra Planning and Management was selected to study the Road Ends of the City of Port Colborne North/South roads that terminate at Lake Erie.

The beach road end allowances under study include the following:

  • Lorraine Road
  • Weaver Road
  • Pinecrest Road
  • Cedar Bay Road
  • Silver Bay Road
  • Wyldewood Road
  • Pleasant Beach Road
  • Holloway Bay Road

Following the completion of a public survey and online public meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021 (Read the presentation here), the Beach Road End Study Draft Report from Sierra Planning was available for feedback. The draft report was available for feedback until Monday, Feb. 21, 2022, at 11:59 p.m.

The final report is now available for review. 

Read the final Road End Study Report.

The final report will be presented to Council at a special virtual Public Meeting on Monday, May 16, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. 

Due to the importance of this topic to Council, staff, and our community, this meeting will be virtual to ensure Council can hear from all delegates.

To register as a delegate at the Public Meeting, or to submit a written delegation, email, call 905-835-2900 x115, or drop off written delegations to the attention of the Deputy Clerk at City Hall, 2nd floor, 66 Charlotte Street, by 12 p.m. on Friday, May 13, 2022.

To stay up-to-date on council meetings and agendas, visit our webpage

Additional Information:

November 8, 2021 Road Ends Study Council Report

November 8, 2021 Road Ends Presentation

Watch the November 8, 2021 Council Meeting