Sidewalks & Street Lighting
Every year, as part of our general capital construction program, sidewalks are removed, replaced or repaired. When this program is tendered and awarded to a contractor, the report to Council will be posted here indicating what works are planned.
What do I do to request a new sidewalk or advise the Town a sidewalk (or section) is broken?
In either case, contact the Engineering Division at (905) 871-1600 to arrange an on-site inspection.
What do I do if there is a burnt out streetlight?
To report a streetlight outage, please call Town Hall , Customer Service Unit at 905-871-1600 or fill out the Street Lighting Outage Report form.
I would like to request a new streetlight.
Please refer to the Town’s Street Lighting Policy for more information as to when and how requests are granted.
Sections re: additional streetlights:
OUTSIDE the Urban Boundary:
2.2.1 Street lighting in areas outside the Urban Area boundaries as defined in the Town’s
Official Plan will generally be limited to intersections only.
2.2.2 Street lighting must be located within a public traveled road allowance.
WITHIN the Urban Boundary:
3.4 System additions, extensions and upgrades on existing streets to meet the “every second
pole criteria” shall be financed in the following manner:
Requisitioning Property Owner(s). 75%
3.5 Requested system improvements, extensions or additions on existing streets that will exceed
Section 3.4 minimum streetlight spacing requirements shall be funded entirely (100%) by the
Requisitioning Property Owner(s).
3.6 Payment for requested and approved installation(s) must be received by the Town prior to
commencement of the installation(s).
3.7 Should the Traffic Coordinating Committee identify a safety concern that may be addressed
by the installation of a streetlight(s), the Committee may waive or alter the above-noted funding
mechanism, on a case-by-case basis.
If you require more information, please call our Engineering Division at (905)871-1600.
LED Streetlight Replacement Program - 2016:
The Town of Fort Erie will be replacing the existing street lights with a substantially more energy efficient Light Emitting Diode (LED) street lights. In addition to consuming much less energy, LEDs produce a cleaner, whiter light that improves visual acuity and community safety. The beams of LEDs are also more directed than traditional street lights to light only the roadway, which helps reduce light pollution.
The Town’s contractor, Dundas Power Line Ltd., plans to start installing the new LED lights on January 18, 2016. Work will begin in the Crystal Beach area and progress across the rest of the Town. Standard cobra head lights will be changed town-wide first, followed by the decorative lights. There are approximately 3266 lights to be changed in all.
It is anticipated that the entire Town street lighting system will be switched over by April 1, 2016.
Dundas Power Line Ltd.
(Town of Fort Erie)
Nicholas Chevalier, A.Sc.T
905-871-1600, Ext 2407
(Town of Fort Erie)
Robert D. Judd, P. Eng
905-871-1600, Ext. 2412
Please contact the Town’s Project Manager should you have any additional questions or require further clarification.
Please contact the Town’s Construction Supervisor should you have any concerns with the Project Contractor’s actions or activities.
Thank you for your patience and co-operation.