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Upcoming Spring 2019 HSR changes

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Effective April 28 2019, HSR will be implementing changes affecting several routes.

Re-routing of Route 7 LOCKE due to construction will begin on April 28th and remain in effect for the duration of the project. Buses during this time will not service Locke Street directly. Buses will travel southbound on Queen Street South and northbound on Dundurn Street South. Re-routing buses will require customers to walk into the Locke St shopping district, but will allow buses to maintain schedule integrity.

Permanent re-routing of Route 34 UPPER PARADISE Will also begin on April 28th. This route has been impacted by a number of speed calming initiatives over recent years and buses are no longer able to remain on schedule. Upcoming changes to the route should make route 34 service more reliable for customers.

  • The route is being shortened and will now end at Main at MacNab rather than King at James.
  • Buses returning to the mountain will travel southbound on James Street South and then westbound on Hunter Street West to Queen Street South.

Permanent change to bus stops on King between James and MacNab Will also take place. The stop platform is being expanded to allow for greater accessibility for the six different route variations that operate at this location. The stops have been consolidated and re-aligned so that the buses running along Main St W (5-2 DELAWARE, 10 B-LINE EXPRESS) will operate from the stop closest to MacNab, while the buses running through McMaster University (1A KING5C DELAWARE, 51 UNIVERSITY) will operate from the stop closest to James.

Also starting April 28th is a trial stop re-location for the bus stop for Routes 2 BARTON and 3 CANNON from James at King back to James at King William. The trial will take place from April 28 until September 2019. The aim is to alleviate congestion created by multiple buses attempting to service a singular platform while at the same location 1 KING buses are attempting to turn onto James.

Finally the 56 CENTENNIAL Riverdale Pilot, has been extended until June 22nd, 2019.

Bell Manor Closure detours routes 2/55A on March 6th

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Effective Monday, March 6, 2017 from approximately 7:30 AM until approximately 4:00 PM The Bell Manor Loop will be closed due to a water valve repair.

During this time routes 2 BARTON and 55A STONEY CREEK CENTRAL buses will be on detour.

Please note that the TransCab point will also be temporarily relocated to BROCKELY at BARTON.

Road 2 Hope Marathon Detours Multiple Routes on November 6th [ UPDATED ]

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The Road2Hope marathon takes place on Sunday, November 6th, 2016. The marathon consists of a full and a partial marathon, each resulting in separate road and lane closures.

The full marathon (42 km) starts at Dofasco Park (1st Road East, south of Green Mountain Road) in upper Stoney Creek at 8:00 AM. The runners proceed north on Third Road East, east on Green Mountain Road, north on Tapleytown Road, east on Ridge Road, south on Fifth Road East, west on Highland Road, north on Albion Road, north on the Red Hill Valley Parkway exiting at Barton Street. The runners will continue west on Barton Street and enter the Red Hill rail trail just west of the southbound off ramp. The runners will remain on the rail trail, take the new bridge over the QEW and exit at Van Wagners Beach Blvd. Runners will cross the street near Confederation Park and proceed to the Beach Trail (Burlington bound). Runners will exit onto Beach Blvd. near Van Wagners and continue northwest (Burlington bound) on the lake side of Beach Blvd. The runners will then enter the Beach trail near Eastport Drive and return via the Beach trail to Confederation Park.

The half marathon (21 km) starts at Dofasco Park at 8:15 AM.

The following road and lane closures that will affect HSR will be in effect while the race is in progress:

  • Red Hill Valley Parkway (downbound lanes only) from Mud Street to Barton Street, approximate times 7:30 AM to 12:30 PM
  • Beach Boulevard (one Burlington bound lane) from Woodward Avenue to Eastport Drive from approximately 8:45 AM to 1:00 PM.

Delays can be expected, perhaps severe, at the following locations:

  • Barton Street – Race participants will exit the RHVP, cross to the furthest north westbound lane and enter the Red Hill trail just west of the southbound off ramp. Police will assist participants in crossing from the south side to the north side of Barton Street from approximately 8:30 to 11:15 am.
  • Upper Centennial Parkway – Race participants will cross at Highland Road from approximately 8 to 9:45 am.
  • Stone Church Road – Race participants will cross at the Upper Red Hill Valley Parkway (Stone Church on ramp to RHVP northbound) from approximately 8 to 9:45 am.

As a result, routes 11 PARKDALE and 43 STONE CHURCH buses will be detoured.

2016 Supercrawl Detours Sept 8th – 11th

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Supercrawl is taking place on the weekend of September 9-11, 2016. The event will result in the closure of the following streets:

  • James Street, between King Street (north leg) and Strachan Street
    Thursday, September 8 at 2:30 am until 4 am on Monday, September 12.
  • York Blvd., between Bay Street and Hughson Street
    Thursday, September 8 at 2:30 am until 4 am on Monday, September 12.

2016 Open Streets Hamilton Event Detours Multiple Routes June 19th

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Open Streets Hamilton is taking place on Sunday, June 19th, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM and will result in the closure of James between York Blvd / Wilson Street and Strachan Street.

East/West cross traffic will be maintained by Hamilton Police at Cannon and Barton.

James Street North Nightly Closure – May 9-12 detours Routes 2/3/4

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There will be watermain tie-ins occurring at the development at James and Vine on weeknights from Monday, May 9th to Thursday, May 1th2 inclusive. The work will occur from 8:00 PM to 6:00 AM each night/early morning. As a result, James Street North will be closed between Vine Street and York Blvd. nightly.

Due to the closures routes 2 BARTON, 3 CANNON, and 4 BAYFRONT will be detoured.

Parkdale construction could Delay HSR Thru December

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On Tuesday, April 25th, 2016 Hamilton’s Public Works Department, with contracted New Alliance Ltd., will begin work on Parkdale Ave North from Barton St. E. to Burlington St. and on Mead Ave. from Parkdale Ave. to Brighton Road. The project will include works to replace the existing water main and water services to the property line, construction of storm sewers, removal and replacement of concrete curbs and sidewalk and the reconstruction of a new concrete roadway.

As construction progresses, restricted traffic movement may be experienced. HSR routes 2 BARTON and 11 PARKDALE may experience delays due to lane restrictions and traffic volume in the area.

James Street North Nightly Closure – April 18-22 detours Routes 2/3/4

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There will be watermain tie-ins occurring at the development at James and Vine on weeknights from Monday, April 18th to Friday, April 22nd each night. The work will occur from 10 pm to 6 am each night/early morning. As a result, James Street North will be closed between Vine Street and York Blvd. nightly.

Due to the closures routes 2 BARTON, 3 CANNON, and 4 BAYFRONT will be detoured.

James Street closure detours Multiple Routes on April 17th

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There will be sewer construction in front of 36 James Street South on Sunday, April 17th, 2016 that will result in the closure of James Street from King Street to Main Street between the hours of 7:00 am to 5:00 pm. All HSR routes that use this section of roadway will be on detour.

This includes 1 KING, 2 BARTON, 3 CANNON, 4 BAYFRONT, 6 ABERDEEN, 7 LOCKE, and 8 YORK.

1 KING detoured April 9th – 10th Downtown

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There will be a crane lift for the CIBC Tower on Saturday evening April 9th from approximately 8:00pm and early Sunday morning April 10th until approximately 4:00am that will result in the closure of one southbound lane of James Street South, south of the north branch of King Street. As a result, route 1 KING will be detoured.

Additionally bus stop JAMES at KING (serviced by 2 BARTON and 3 CANNON) will be temporarily relocated due to the lane restriction. All routes on James Street South (routes 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 and 8) should expect delays during the times of the crane lift.

Routes 1 KING will be detoured as follows: