Clappison Drive to Connect up to Parkside Drive & Clappison Power Centre
Clappison Drive extension is underway with a final design. Construction has now started as of spring 2017. It is anticipated that much of the traffic will move from Hollybush Drive to this new Clappison Drive route to the Power Centre and Clappison intersection of Hwy #5 & 6.
Parkside Drive Improvements
Staff are currently in land negotiations with two final property owners. Once that stage is complete, construction for the Parkside Drive Improvement Plan is scheduled for 2017. It 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.
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.
Waterdown North-South Corridor
The project is scheduled to begin in 2019. This is a partnership between the City of Hamilton and the City of Burlington. The corridor will run from Craven Avenue in Burlington to Dundas Street East in Waterdown. The project will initially widen Waterdown Road to three lanes, and will also widen Mountain Brow Road to four lanes. In addition, there will be a multi-use pathway on the west side and a new traffic signal at Waterdown Road and Mountain Brow. In order to complete the project, portions of land will need to be purchased along the corridor. Click here for more information. Click here to view the Public Meeting presentation.
Replacing Dundas Street Grindstone Bridge
Grindstone Bridge will be replaced as part of the final stage of the Waterdown corridor projects.
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.
Phase two of the bridge replacement project will be the actual reconstruction of Grindstone Bridge. The City will host Public Information Centres closer to this time in order to address traffic mitigation, construction issues, environmental concerns, and any other comments/inquiries from the community.
Highway 5 & 6 Interchange
Twelve properties on the west side of Highway 6, south of Parkside Drive, have been purchased by the Ministry of Transportation in preparation for the future Highway 5 and 6 Interchange. The purpose of these improvements is to enhance traffic flow and address future capacity issues within the area. The project’s completion is driven by the Ministry of Transportation’s Provincial Budget, and therefore the City has no authority over construction timelines. The project is currently in the detail design phase.
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