Full closure now expected in late fall, not this summer
Mac Christie Flamborough Review Monday, July 12, 2021
Although originally planned for July and August, the City of Burlington has updated its plans to close Waterdown Road, pushing the closure until late fall.
According to an update from the city, provided by Ward 15 Coun. Judi Partridge, the closure is tentatively scheduled from October until the end of the year.
“The full road closure is currently being planned for an extended weekend, to limit the impacts on the local area,” the update said, adding that will take place from Friday evening to early Monday morning.
For the majority of the project there will be a single lane restriction from Craven Avenue to Flatt Road.
The work is part of a multi-year widening and reconstruction of Waterdown Road from Craven Avenue to Mountain Brow Road, as part of the Waterdown bypass project.
The project, which is being conducted by the City of Burlington with the majority of the cost picked up by the City of Hamilton, will see the road widened to accommodate a future four-lane cross-section. However, the road will be striped as a three-lane cross section until traffic volumes increase.
According to the project’s website, construction includes the installation of curbs and gutters and a multi-use path on the west side of the road, storm sewer installation, a new traffic signal at Waterdown and Mountain Brow roads, and new street lighting. As well, water mains will be replaced, including on Flatt Road and Ireson Road and utility relocations and landscaping will be completed.
The plan — and 90 per cent design of the roadway — was presented at a public information centre on March 2, 2017.
The project website indicates main construction is expected to begin in mid-to-late 2022, but a public meeting will be held prior to construction taking place.