by Mac Christie Flamborough Review
Work is underway on the bridge connecting Clappison Avenue over Borer’s Creek. The work on the roadway, which will connect the new Stryker Canada headquarters with the Flamborough Power Centre, involved blasting of rock for the bridge footings. – Mac Christie/Torstar
The long-awaited construction of a bridge connecting Clappison Avenue over Borer’s Creek is underway.
JUST THE FACTS
The City of Hamilton began construction on the bridge, which crosses the creek, in September. The work involves the blasting of rock for the bridge footings.
The blasting is due to be complete by approximately Oct. 11 and the subcontractor will ensure that safety protocols for blasting are implemented, and that prior to each blast, any pedestrians using the nearby trail are stopped and kept back at a safe distance.
The construction of the new bridge is expected to be complete by the end of November, weather permitting.
Ward 15 Coun. Judi Partridge said construction was delayed for approximately eight months last year due to turtle eggs, as well as a significant number of archeological artifacts found in the area.
Clappison Avenue will connect the current businesses of the Flamborough Power Centre with the new Stryker Canada headquarters and also provide a link between Dundas Street and Parkside Drive.
Partridge said she has been waiting for Clappison Avenue to be open for five years.
“It’s been a bone of contention for me, because we desperately need that street open and that access joining Dundas Street and Parkside Drive,” she said. “To take the traffic off of Hollybush … but also to be able to offer some convenience for folks to get out of the core of town by giving them access to Clappison’s Corners.”