Projects in Ward 1
- Alexander Park Skate Park
Alexander Skate Park is a proposed +/-1,000m2 (10,764 Sq. Ft.) wheeled sports 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: Project tendered June 2023. Construction mobilization expected LATE Fall 2023
- 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.
Project Manager: Lu-Ann Duxbury
Status: Construction expected Fall 2023. Design
- Construction of New Traffic Control Infrastructure (Various Locations)
Construction of New Bump-outs (Completed)
- 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 - multi-use path on west side to provide a direct crossing.
Project Manager: Bob Popovich
Status: Sanders Blvd parklettes completed. Radial Trail in process. The contract was awarded to Associated Paving & Materials Ltd.
- 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: www.hamilton.ca/mainwhitneystationea 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: Sarah Eakins
Status: Park construction expected Spring 2024.
The City intended to build the Renewal Plan for the Hamilton Amateur Athletic Association (HAAA) Grounds in two phases. The first phase of construction, including the spray pad, playground, basketball court, seating areas, sun shelter, new pathways, park lighting and tree planting, was planned for 2022-2023. The second phase, including the field house renovation, sports field, running track, outdoor fitness equipment, new pathways, skate-dot, seating areas, park lighting, tree planting, memorial beds and irrigated garden beds, was planned for 2024-2025.
While working through the detailed design for Phase 1 of the HAAA Renewal Plan, it has become clear that it will be very difficult to proceed with a phased construction schedule as planned. Some of the significant obstacles that are making a phased approach difficult are:
- An existing sewer main runs north-south through the middle of the park. This sewer is located underneath the area that would be improved as part of the first phase of construction; therefore, the servicing connections required as part of Phase 2 would require digging up parts of the newly installed park Phase 1 pathways.
- Part of the renewal plan was to improve the drainage and grading of the park. With the proposed limits of the Phase 1 contract, we needed to ensure the Phase 2 works would be able to tie into the grades set in Phase 1. This posed an issue from a phasing perspective because the existing grades of the westerly portion of the park (phase 2) were creating conflicts with the proposed phase 1 works where they would meet. The existing track would be impacted the most because it would require grading changes on the westerly side, resulting in an undulating track surface.
- In addition to the grading conflict noted above, the phase 1 works would require the removal of the westerly portion of the existing running track and the installation of a temporary westerly track connection as a result. This connection would require significant disruption within the existing track and field area.
Where possible, the City prefers not to phase the construction of projects because we aim to avert potential conflicts that are often unavoidable, prevent damaging and reconstructing works previously completed, reduce the period of disruption to the community and improve the overall delivery of projects. However, larger projects with significant costs sometimes need to be phased to allow for appropriate budgeting of costs to be spread out over multiple years as funding becomes available. The HAAA Renewal Plan project was originally funded with the intent to construct the site in two separate phases as funding became available. Funding for the second phase was planned for 2024, so the City can now deliver this project in a single phase in 2024 because the phase 1 construction has been delayed.
Building the HAAA Renewal Plan in a single phase has several benefits:
- Cost-effective: A single construction contract costs less than a phased construction because there is only one Contractor mobilization charge, pricing will be more competitive for larger quantities of materials (economy of scale) and temporary measures (such as a temporary track connection) will not be required.
- Timing: A single construction contract benefits the community because the park will be a construction zone (closed to the public) for a shorter period. Closing the park in 2024 aligns better with other planned construction in Ward 1; the HAAA park and spray pad will remain open this year while the Victoria Park amenities are closed.
- Sustainable: A single construction contract opens up more opportunities for low-impact development solutions to manage stormwater from the park as a whole.
- Better deliverable: By completing the works within a single-phased approach, the overall delivery of the project has a higher probability of success as any possibility of phasing conflicts is removed. The City can integrate the planned upgrades of the HAAA field house building simultaneously in lieu of separate contracts.
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)
- Kent St & Pearl St S
Project Manager: Jeff Cowperthwaite
Status: Completed. Included 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 is complete; New spray pad and sun shelter construction underway as of July 25, 2023
The spray pad will be out of commission for the season. Alternate spray pads may be found at Central Park* (168 Bay St N), HAAA (250 Charlton Ave W) Churchill Park (255 Glen Rd), Alexander Park (201 Whitney Ave)
*Central Park will open the week of June 19
- 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: www.Hamilton.ca/CleanHarbour
- 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
- 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