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    Connecting Fallsview, Victoria districts

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    The city is looking at how the Fallsview and Victoria Centre districts could be better connected in the future.

    “We’re looking at traffic improvements and how we can make turning movements at the intersection of Ferry Street and Fallsview (Boulevard) safer for pedestrians to cross, and also to make the traffic movements easier for routing services like the Wego,” said Geoff Holman, the city’s director of municipal works.

    Holman said at first, the city was just looking at replacing a watermain in the area. But after receiving comments from businesses, municipal staff began to look at the condition of the road, traffic safety, and it “kind of evolved into a larger project.

    “We’ve examined a number of different alternatives to make improvements there, and one of the alternatives that we’re bringing forward will be to look at making it a three-legged intersection, so it’ll be like a T-intersection (involving Fallsview Boulevard, Ferry Street and Buchanan Avenue),” he said.

    Incline railway idled to spring

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    From Niagara This Week:

    A watermain break last month has left the Niagara Parks Commission’s incline railway out of commission until spring.

    The 48-year-old attraction, which ferries riders up and down between the Table Rock and Fallsview tourist districts, underwent a $7-million renovation in 2013 and NPC general manager John Lohuis, said that without the improvements, the damage could have been worse.

    “In many ways, the hardening on the side of the embankment prevented further damage.”

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