Part of Claremont Access wall in Hamilton collapses

Published May 12, 2023 at 2:19 pm

Part of the Claremont Access wall in Hamilton has collapsed, according to a report issued to the City of Hamilton by its Public Works Department. 

According to the report, a Stantec Consulting Ltd. field inspector noticed the “failure of bulging sections of wall 4” on May 10. 

The report says debris from the failing wall panels is being held in place by a rock wall fence. 

The City has been monitoring the wall for ongoing erosion and slope stability and had closed the area to pedestrian access as a “precautionary measure” earlier this year. 

The issues were initially noted during a Feb. 7 inspection, but the recent collapse occurred sometime within the last five days, as no changes were observed during an inspection on May 5. The report says the collapse affects a number of panels, with tie-back cables attached to the panels also failing.  

The report says City staff are working to secure a contractor to “mobilize promptly and begin the steel wall removal and other related works.” 

The downbound lanes in the area will remain closed until remedial work is completed, which could take about three months. 

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