Mountain access: Claremont & Sherman lane closures

One down-bound lane on the Claremont access now open

In the interest of public safety, all down-bound lanes on the access were closed in late November while crews repaired and removed portions of damaged bin walls and worked to make the access safer.

One additional down-bound lane is expected to re-open in late-March after the installation of a precautionary rock fence.

The recent closure was an immediate-term fix. Future full or partial closures of the access are likely as the City develops medium and longer-term solutions to remedy the issues along the access. The City is continuing to work with escarpment slope experts and is investigating a full range of options. We acknowledge that some longer-term solutions may have significant cost implications and are still being evaluated.

West leg of Sherman Access to close for two weeks

To safely prepare for the remediation of retaining structures along the access, the City of Hamilton will close the west leg of the Sherman Access in both directions for two weeks.

The work will begin Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 9 am and is expected to wrap up on or before the evening of Wednesday, March 29, 2017, weather permitting. The entire west leg of the access will be closed to motorists and cyclists between the Sherman cut intersection and Charlton Street. The east leg of the Sherman Access will remain open.

During the closure, City crews and contractors will be conducting geotechnical investigations to learn more about rock conditions and gather other information needed to design a plan to remediate the retaining structures along the access.

We thanks motorists for their patience and cooperation as we work to ensure continued public safety along the escarpment roadways.