Niagara Falls mayor fed up with arena road holdup
Jim Diodati isn't patient anymore.
The mayor of Niagara Falls is fed up with the see-sawing between the Ministry of the Environment &chemical company Cytec that's holding up construction of a road to hook up to the Gale Centre.
The ministry says they're waiting on information from Cytec which used to run a chemical plant where the arena now sits. The company says the ministry has what it needs.
The mayor says, enough with the finger-pointing. Diodati tells 610 CKTB's Joe Cahill he'd like to get all the parties in a room & lock the door until the matter is settled.
The city has volunteered to have the area scraped cleaned. Diodati says that would wipe out the need for a risk assessment.
Diodati underlines that the plans & money for the stretch of road are ready. He says it was supposed to be built only a little after the area itself.
The project is meant to extend Thorold Stone Rd past where it bends into Stanley Ave. Diodati says it will give drivers direct access to the arena, rather than have them steer around "a big black hole".
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