Work will close section of Centre Road for 3-4 months
Mac ChristieFlamborough ReviewWednesday, May 5, 2021
Construction on the next section of the Waterdown bypass will begin sometime in May.
Ward 15 Coun. Judi Partridge said work on the roadway, known as Waterdown North Drive, will begin with a new intersection on Centre Road, just north of Northlawn Avenue.
WHAT WILL THE COMPLETED BYPASS LOOK LIKE?
The new bypass road will head east behind Alexander Place, then curve south to connect with Parkside Drive at the railway tracks. Parkside Drive east of the tracks will be widened to four lanes with a full stop light at Robson Road.
The bypass route will then connect to Avonsyde Boulevard, bringing traffic to Dundas Street.
HOW LONG WILL THE WORK TAKE?
The entire project, said Partridge, will be ongoing throughout 2021 and — weather permitting — is scheduled for completion in 2022.
As part of the new intersection at Centre Road, the road will be closed for approximately three to four months. There will be no access from Nisbet Boulevard to roughly 500 metres north of Nisbet, except for local access to residential properties within that stretch.
A detour route to reach Joe Sams Park, St. Thomas Roman Catholic Church and Guardian Angels Catholic Elementary School will be signed on Robson Road.
HOW MUCH WILL THE PROJECT COST?
According to estimates from the City of Hamilton the section of North Waterdown Drive from Babcock Street to Parkside Drive is budgeted to cost $13.4 million, although the section east of Centre Road has not had design finalized and has not been tenured.
The cost for the Parkside Drive widening is estimated at $16 million and total land costs are estimated at $8.5 million