TRAFFIC | Red Hill Valley Resurfacing - Closure and Detour Information
This spring, the Red Hill Valley Parkway (RHVP) will be resurfaced with high quality asphalt. The RHVP will also receive other safety enhancements such as 10 km of new steel guardrails with reflectors, bright durable lane markings, rumble strips, and more. To accommodate construction, the City of Hamilton will close the RHVP in one direction at a time beginning May 21.
Northbound (Downbound) Closure
The work begins May 21 in the northbound (downbound) lanes. All lanes will be completely closed between the Lincoln M. Alexander Parkway at Mud St/Stone Church Road and the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) for approximately three weeks. Once work on the northbound “mainline” of the RHVP is complete, crews will begin resurfacing each of the on and off ramps on the northbound (downbound) side of the parkway.
Southbound (Upbound) Closure
In mid-June, crews will shift their work into the southbound (upbound) lanes. Again, all lanes will be completely closed between the QEW and the Lincoln M. Alexander Parkway at Mud St/Stone Church Road for approximately three weeks. Once work on the southbound “mainline” of the RHVP is complete, crews will begin resurfacing each of the on and off ramps on the southbound (upbound) side of the parkway. A date for the southbound (upbound) closure will be announced 5-7 days before it begins.
Mud Street /Stone Church Road Ramps
Once the “mainlines” on both sides and all on and off ramps are complete, crews will shift their work to complete resurfacing on the on ramp to the Lincoln M. Alexander Parkway from Stone Church Road and Mud Street. A date for the ramp closure will be announced 5-7 days before it begins.
The Canadian Open
All southbound (upbound) lanes on the RHVP will remain open from June 3 to June 9, 2019 to accommodate the Canadian Open and related concerts and events.
Approximately 70,000 cars use the RHVP each day. Given the parkway will be completely closed in one direction at a time throughout construction, 35,000 cars will be re-routed onto the emergency detour route or other streets in Hamilton.
The City of Hamilton will be monitoring traffic in real time and will make changes to signal timings to avoid serious traffic gridlock around the City during construction, wherever possible. Specifically, traffic signal timing will be adjusted along the main detour route, near ramp locations and in key corridors based on construction staging. The City is also making changes to the lane markings and signal timings at the Mud St and Upper Centennial intersection to accommodate additional traffic.
In addition to new high quality asphalt, the RHVP resurfacing project will bring additional safety improvements to the parkway, including:
- Rumble strips
- Bright durable lane markings
- Post mounted reflective delineators on straightaways
- Guiderail mounted reflective delineators on curves
- Concrete barrier mounted reflective delineators on curves
- Steel beam guide rail replacement (10 km)
- Object and oversize plow marker signage replacement
- Resetting catch basins
- Clearing/removing obstructions
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Source: City of Hamilton