Many 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.
The long overdue bridge construction part of the Clappison Avenue expansion to connect Dundas Street to Parkside Drive from No Frills to Stryker, over Borer’s Creek, is almost completed. The pre-fabricated bridge is now installed waiting for the road completion of curbing, final asphalt and final inspections.
Waterdown East-West Road (North Waterdown Drive)
The section of the North Waterdown Drive bypass off Nisbet Boulevard from the top of Wimberly Avenue heading east over to Babcock Street is complete with pedestrian walking path, bike lanes, sidewalk and boulevards. The next section from Babcock east to connect with Centre Road will be constructed by the developer Country Green. The city is pushing hard to have the developer complete the connection to Centre Road by November 2020. As always, Councillor Partridge will continue to push hard to get this project done.
Waterdown North-South Corridor
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.
Highway 5 & 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. For more information and background, please click here.
Parkside Drive Improvements
The City contracted Coco Paving Inc. to urbanize Parkside Drive including new sewer lines, provision of bike lanes, sidewalks on both sides, and intersection signalization. Upgrades included a continuous centre turning between Main Street West and Highway #6, new sidewalks, bike lanes, three new stoplight intersections and pedestrian crossings. The upgrades were completed in 2018.