Expect delays for the next two years as Hamilton begins Hwy 8 reconstruction project

Published March 26, 2021 at 2:51 pm

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In order to prepare for the upcoming reconstruction on Highway 8, the City of Hamilton will reduce Highway 8 between the Spencer Creek bridge and Woodleys Ln to one lane beginning on Monday (Mar. 29). The closure is expected to last two days.

Beginning in mid-April, Highway 8 will be completely closed between Bond St North and Woodleys Ln. That work is expected to be completed at the end of 2022.

The Highway 8 Improvements project includes:

  • Road reconstruction
  • Spencer Creek bridge replacement including associated retaining walls
  • Bike lane and shoulder installation
  • Sidewalk replacement in the same existing locations
  • Watermain installation/replacement
  • Storm sewer installation/up-sizing & replacement including outfall & headwall structures
  • Slope stability improvements
  • Retaining walls installation (south and north sides)
  • Street lighting pole relocation

During the first phase of construction, access to the Dundas Valley Golf & Curling Club will be maintained from the bottom of Highway 8 at Bond St North.

During the second phase of construction, access to Dundas Valley Golf & Curling Club will be maintained from the top of the Highway 8 hill.

Bruce Trail visitors will be unable to access the trail at Woodleys Ln and Highway 8 for the duration of the construction project.

Throughout the entire construction period, access to local properties east of the Spencer Creek bridge will be maintained from the bottom of Highway 8 at Bond St North and Park St West.

As well, local properties west of the Spencer Creek bridge will be maintained from the top of the Highway 8 Hill. 

On April 6 at 6:30 p.m. residents are invited to attend the City’s Virtual Public Information Centre and are encouraged to send any questions they may have in advance to [email protected].

To join the Virtual PIC, visit: Highway 8 Virtual PIC

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