GUELPH – It looks like the city is moving ahead with staff recommendations to replace the one-lane Niska Road bridge with a two-lane structure.
The Dec. 3 decision of council followed discussions and debate that dragged out until well after midnight.
Residents from the area and from across the city came out to discuss the impact to the environment and heritage of the rural road area, many stating they simply did not want the bridge widened.
An environmental assessment of the site shows the existing bridge to be in poor shape and the Guelph portion of the road to have deep cracks. There are no sidewalks and very little parking on the side of the road…