Construction to begin on Concession Street on March 2nd

On Monday, March 2nd Hamilton’s Public Works Department will begin work on Concession Street between Upper Wellington Street and Upper Sherman Avenue. The project involves water main upgrades and full road reconstruction including new curbs and sidewalks with Urban Braille. As part of the City’s improved pedestrian mobility plan, two new pedestrian-activated crossing signals and new ladder-style crosswalks will also be installed.

There could be delays to HSR routes 23 UPPER GAGE, 24 UPPER SHERMAN and 25 UPPER WENTWORTH during the inital phases of the construction, with detours to the routes during the road closures listed below.

HSR Planning is preparing a notice regarding the closures and subsequent detours for this project, which will be released sometime next week. The detours are planned to begin on Tuesday, April 7th, 2015.

There are three distinct sections of work within the construction area on Concession Street:

Upper Wellington to Upper Wentworth

  • There will be a full closure for the road reconstruction phase (expected to close to through traffic in late May).
  • Local and pedestrian access will be maintained.
  • This section is expected to be completed by September.

Upper Wentworth to East 25th

  • Lane restrictions will be in place for the initial water main work.
  • Full closure for the road reconstruction phase (expected to close to through traffic in early September).
  • Local and pedestrian access will be maintained.
  • This section is expected to be completed by December.

East 25th to Upper Sherman

  • Lane restrictions will be in place for the duration of the work.
  • Access to the Juravinski Hospital will be maintained and prioritized at all times.
  • This section is expected to be completed by September.

Motorists should expect major delays in the area and consider using an alternate route if possible. Mountain Park Avenue will remain open at all times and may experience higher traffic volumes throughout construction.

Source: City of Hamilton, HSR Customer Service