Waterdown Infrastructure Plan Background
Several years ago, developers approached the City of Hamilton, applying for building permits in various areas of Waterdown. The City of Hamilton turned down the applications and the developers went to the Ontario Municipal Board, whereby they were granted permission to build, although there was not sufficient infrastructure in place. Since Councillor Partridge has been in office, she has worked relentlessly in hope of expediting the much needed infrastructure.
As a result, Waterdown has ongoing new builds going up, in particular south of Dundas Street (Mountainview Heights), north of Dundas (Mattamy) and of course north of Parkside, from Centre Road west to Bousfield Court and north to the by-pass.
Parkside Drive Improvements
The City has contracted Coco Paving Inc. to urbanize Parkside Drive including new sewer lines, provision of bike lanes, sidewalks on both sides, and intersection signalization. Phase 2 includes a three-lane upgrade with continuous centre turning between Main Street West and Highway #6. Further updates will include new sidewalks, bike lanes, three new stoplight intersections and pedestrian crossings. Click here for more information
The phase 1 construction commenced on Monday September 18, 2017 was completed on February 23, 2018. Construction has begun for Phase 2 Parkside Drive Upgrades from Braeheid Avenue to Main Street North, and is on target to be completed by the end of August 2018. The remaining work on Parkside includes a continuous centre turn lane from Hollybush to just east of Hamilton St, bike lanes, sidewalks on both sides and new stop lights. It will also include new sewers between #240 to #292 Parkside.
To view map of Phase 1 and Phase 2 of Parkside Drive construction, please click here.
Phase 1 – 725m east of Highway 6 to 80m west of Cole Street (2017/2018 Construction)
Traffic was maintained during construction with the exception between Duncan Avenue and Braeheid Avenue where the road was closed for the replacement of the existing culvert at Borer’s Creek (#164/168 Parkside).
Phase 2 – will include a three-lane upgrade with continuous centre turning between Main Street West and Highway #6. Further updates will include new sidewalks, bike lanes, three new stoplight intersections and pedestrian crossings. Click here for more information.
For any questions, please contact:
City of Hamilton
Angelo Oddi, Site Inspector: 905 546-2424 x7860
Contractor: Coco Paving Inc.
Office: 905 679-1524
24 Hour Emergency No.: 905 745-6022
Clappison Drive to Connect up to Parkside Drive & Clappison Power Centre
The plans for Clappison Drive to connect up to Parkside Drive and Clappison Power Centre from Dundas Street are underway – there is some necessary bridge work that needs to be completed, and City staff are currently waiting for the applicant to submit drawings to review before moving forward with construction.
Waterdown East-West Corridor
Construction for the corridor will begin in 2017/2018 in phases. The corridor will run north from Dundas Street East with a new road up to Parkside Drive between Spring Creek and Evans Road. It will run west on Parkside Drive curving north behind Alexander Place, then west again over to connect with Highway #6 just south of the 5th Concession. The project is currently in the detail design phase. Click here for more information.
Waterdown North-South Corridor
Replacing Dundas Street Grindstone Bridge
Phase one of the bridge replacement will involve relocating utilities in and around the bridge such as water and hydro. An Environmental Assessment of the area is currently underway. For more information, click here.
Highway 5 & 6 Interchange