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2023 Infrastructure Projects Updates as of May 15, 2023

Projects in Ward 1

Ainslie Wood

Alexander Park Skate Park

Alexander Skate Park is a proposed +/-1,000m2 (10,764 Sq. Ft.) wheeled sport facility. The concrete facility will be integrated with the park’s existing amenities and will cater to various wheeled sports such as skateboarding, rollerblading, scooters and BMX bikes.

Project Manager: Ken Wheaton

Status: A contractor pre-qualification was completed in February 2023. Drawings are being finalized, and the project will be tendered in spring 2023. Construction is expected in the summer of 2023.

Project website

Alexander Park Community Hub

The Alexander Park Clubhouse Renewal project, aims to provide an accessible, multi-purpose space for community use and programming opportunities. The existing storage building at the park will be renewed and updated to serve the community's needs better.

Status: Comments and preferences of Ainslie Wood residents were analyzed with the result of a hybrid of the two original design options. The final design will appear on the project website shortly.

Project Manager: Dawn Walton & Janet Warner

Project website

Construction of New Traffic Control Infrastructure (Various Locations)

Construction of New Bump-outs

  • Sanders Boulevard at Thorndale Crescent
  • Sanders at Binkley Road

Raised pedestrian crossovers at the Hamilton Rail Trail and the following roads in Ainslie Wood

  • Stroud Road
  • Broadway Avenue
  • Emerson Street
  • Leland Street
  • Rifle Range Road
  • Ewen Rd

Project Manager: Bob Popovich 

Status: The contract was awarded to Associated Paving & Materials Ltd., and is scheduled to commence on or about the week of April 17th, 2023. It is expected to be substantially completed on the week of July 17th, 2023, weather permitting.

Main & Whitney (HD17A) Water Pumping Station Municipal Class Environmental Assessment and Conceptual Design

Notice of Study Area Expansion and Public Information Centre (PIC) No. 2 

The City of Hamilton has initiated a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) study following the Schedule B process to develop and assess alternative solutions for a new Water Pumping Station (WPS) to replace the existing Main & Whitney (HD17A) WPS currently located at Main Street West & Whitney Avenue. 

This study will define the problems/opportunities associated with the existing HD17A WPS, assess alternative solutions, and determine the preferred location for a new WPS. A conceptual design will be completed identifying the main design aspects of the preferred alternative. Once the new pumping station is commissioned, the existing HD17A WPS will be decommissioned.

Project Manager: Udo Ehrenberg

Status: The second PIC will be held virtually between April 28, 2023 and May 19, 2023. The purpose of the second PIC is to present the evaluation and ranking of short-listed alternative sites, present the recommended site for the new WPS, obtain public input on the recommended site, and outline the next steps in the Class EA process

This event will be hosted virtually on the City’s webpage at:  PIC No. 2 materials will be made available virtually from April 28, 2023 until May 19, 2023.
Please submit your completed Comment Sheet by email or mail to the project team listed below by May 19, 2023.

Mapes Ave - Aylett St to Leland St: Resurfacing

Roadway and sidewalk repairs from May 18 to June 7, 2023.

Project Manager: Roadway Maintenance, District North, call 905-546-2486



HAAA Park Renewal

The park's current features are reaching the end of their service life, and to ensure the community can continue to enjoy the HAAA Grounds, these ageing park features need to be replaced.

The Renewal Plan community consultation ran from February 2021 to the Spring of 2022 (Review past public information presentations and meeting videos)

The park's redevelopment will take place through two phases. Phase 1 will address everything west of the running track, and phase 2 will address the track, field and interior of the HAAA field house.

Project Manager: Wes Kindree

Status: Phase 1 is expected to begin in August, barring weather. Staff are currently in the detailed design stage, to be followed by the tendering of the contract. Phase 1, the west side of the park, includes the a new play structure, spray pad, basketball court). 

The play structure and spray pad will be out of commission for part of the season. Alternative play structures are located at Jackson Park (439 Jackson S), Mapleside Park (13 Mapleside Ave) and Beulah Park (59 Beulah Ave).  Alternative spray pads: Durand Park (89 Charlton Ave W), Churchill Park (255 Glen Rd), Alexander Park (201 Whitney Ave)

Project website

Kent St & Pearl St S 

Project Manager: Jeff Cowperthwaite

Beginning the week of April 17, the work involves the repair of concrete curbs and sidewalks (at various locations), milling the roadway and re-surfacing with hot mix asphalt on Kent and traffic calming mechanisms from Hunter St W to Amelia as part of the Bicycle Boulevard project


Victoria Park Spray Pad and Sun Shelter

Project Manager: Iain Miller

Status: Archaeological work is expected to finish by June 2023. Once complete, mobilization to begin the construction of a new spray pad and sun shelter will begin. 

The spray pad will be out of commission for the season. Alternate spray pads may be found at Central Park (168 Bay St N), Churchill Park (255 Glen Rd), Alexander Park (201 Whitney Ave)

Project website

Jones St Construction

Watermain replacement, storm sewer installation, road & sidewalk reconstruction and associated works

Status: Design finalised. Mobilization pending. Local residents should have received a notice in their mailbox.

Project Manager: Matt Spoletti


Real-Time Control Sterling St Sewer Chamber Construction & Road Closure

Project Manager: Hugh Leavens

Road closure: STERLING ST (Whitton to Forsyth) - impacting access to McMaster's east campus

Starting the week of April 10, 2023, the Sterling Street underground Sewer Chamber will undergo capital construction improvements, resulting in a need to close a portion of Sterling Street between Forsyth Avenue N and Whitton Road. This road closure is required to accommodate the excavation and replacement of the existing chamber.

When to expect construction?

April 27 to mid-August 2023

The City will fully close Sterling Street between Forsyth Avenue N and Whitton Road to vehicular traffic. This closure is expected to take approximately four months, wrapping up by mid-August 2023.

During this time, pedestrian traffic will be maintained using the south sidewalk, and a detour route will be established for motorists, cyclists and HSR.

Cyclists wishing to travel along Sterling Street can do so but are asked to dismount and walk their bikes on the sidewalk across from the work zone.

Mid-August 2023, the City will fully reopen Sterling Street between Forsyth Avenue N and Whitton Road.

Note: All dates are subject to change and are weather dependent.

What to expect during construction?

Detours for motorists, pedestrians, cyclists and HSR passengers will be provided in advance of the full closure via on-street signage and the City's dedicated project webpage: 

The contractor will use Oakwood Place Park to accommodate temporary sit trailers and parking. The park will be returned to its original state at the end of the project.

Construction will occur Monday to Friday between 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM.

Why is the City doing this work?

Real-time controls help to manage wastewater flows and reduce combined sewer overflow events efficiently. With advanced computer software responding to sensors that measure factors such as flow, level, pressure and rainfall, real-time controls manipulate gates, weirs, chambers, and pump stations to get the most out of the wastewater system. These responses and adaptations occur immediately, resulting in an overall system that is more capable of managing wet weather flows, better prepared to defend its own systems from damage or overuse and better equip us to protect the water quality of Hamilton Harbour. We can monitor, control, and capture more combined sewer flows in real-time by upgrading flow regulator chambers as on Sterling Street. For more information on Real-Time Control, visit:

Project website

Real-Time Control Glen Road Sewer Chamber Construction

The Glen Road Sewer Chamber is located underground in the middle of Glen Road and will undergo capital construction to improve control of combine sewer flows to the wastewater treatment plant. Included in the scope of work are full road closures on Glen Road between Macklin Street North and Tope Crescent to accommodate the excavation and replacement of an existing chamber.  

Project Manager: Hugh Leavens

Status: Mobilization April 2023

Project website

Marion Ave North Reconstruction and Marion Ave S Resurfacing

Phase 1 construction is scheduled to commence on or about April 17, 2023 and be completed by late July 2023. Phase 2 from King Street West to Longwood Road South will follow with an anticipated of Substantial Completion in November 2023, weather permitting. The work involves replacing the existing watermain and water services to the property line, removal and replacement of concrete curb and sidewalk and the re-construction of a new asphalt roadway.

Project Manager: Matt Spoletti

Status: Mobilization of phase 1 construction begins April 17, 2023. 

Churchill Park Phase 3

Phase 3 will address the field house washrooms, pathways, and the Parkside north-end stairs

Project Manager: Ken Wheaton

Status: In design - Phase 3 will commence in 2024

Project website