Construction Notice for contract C11-102-10
Cathcart Street, partially between Cannon Street East and Robert Street
The City of Hamilton has a contract with Insituform Technologies Inc. to complete works as called for under contract C11-102-10: Construction is scheduled to commence on or about April 2nd, 2013 and be substantially completed by April 19th, 2013, weather permitting.
*** Parking restrictions (April 15th to April 19th): due to the size of the bypass piping that will be placed in the west gutter there will be no access to and driveways on the west side as well as no on street parking. Please make alternate parking arrangements for your vehicles
For more information, please download the memo here.
Gore Park/King Street East (South Leg) Pedestrianization Info Sheet/Notice to Residents/Businesses
The Gore Park/King Street East (South Leg) Pedestrianization Info Sheet/Notice to Residents/Businesses is now available. For complete and detailed information regarding this construction initiative, please download the following:
Construction begins next week to kick off Gore pedestrian project
Hamilton, ON – May 14, 2012 – On Tuesday, May 22nd Hamilton’s Public Works Department will begin work on the south leg of King Street East between James and Hughson Streets. The work is part of a pilot project to create a temporary pedestrian-only space for one block on King Street East adjacent to Gore Park.
Large planter boxes will be placed at Hughson and James to prevent motorists from entering the pedestrianized space. A raised crosswalk will be constructed centre-block to facilitate a barrier-free pedestrian connection between the park space and the storefront sidewalk. A special street paint product will also be applied to the road surface to mimic future pavement.
All businesses will remain open during construction. Pedestrian access along the south sidewalk of King Street East will be maintained, however the road will be closed during construction.
The work is expected to be completed by early July, at which time the Downtown BIA’s annual Gore Park Summer Promenade will animate Gore Park with artisan and food vendors as well as local entertainment. The temporary road closure will continue until late summer.
The pilot project is one preliminary part of a comprehensive master plan for the Gore area. The relocation of City buses from the south leg of King Street east to the new MacNab Transit Terminal was also a key component of the Master Plan. These initiatives were recommended as part of the Downtown Transportation Master Plan Review (2008).
The purpose of the pilot project is to evaluate the success, acceptance, and function of pedestrianizing the area before implementing a permanent closure in the future.
For more information about the Gore Master Plan, please visit hamilton.ca/las
Update: Victoria Avenue Construction
HAMILTON, ON – May 14th, 2012 – Beginning Wednesday, May 16th, Hamilton’s Public Works Department will implement some traffic pattern changes on Victoria Avenue as part of the ongoing construction project in that area. For the next two months, only one lane will remain open on Victoria Avenue from Barton Street to Birge Street. Following that restriction, traffic will continue to be impacted on Victoria Avenue for the duration of the project.
The west curb lane along Victoria Avenue between Robert and Barton Streets will be converted to an access lane for emergency vehicles only. This lane will be clearly marked and signed. No left turns will be permitted from Victoria onto Barton Street (westbound). Traffic delays in this area could be up to 30 minutes due to the CN rail crossing at Birge Street so motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes when possible.
The work on Victoria Avenue began in mid-April and involves the replacement of a water main, installation of a new storm/sanitary sewer, road reconstruction and resurfacing. The project is scheduled to be completed by late November.
Every effort will be made to complete this work in an expeditious manner and to keep any inconvenience to a minimum.