Master Plans & Class EAs

Red Hill Valley Parkway and Lincoln Alexander Parkway Feasibility Study

The City of Hamilton has initiated a feasibility study to evaluate the short- and long-term corridor needs of the Red Hill Valley Parkway (RHVP) and Lincoln Alexander Parkway (LINC).

The feasibility study is being undertaken following the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (MCEA) process.  The study will fulfil the requirements for Phases 1 and 2 for Master Plans (Approach 1) as prescribed by the Municipal Class EA document (October 2000, as amended in 2007, 2011 and 2015).

Study status: In progress

Classification: Master Plan (Approach 1)

Map of RHVP and LINC for Feasibility Study

Study backgound

The Red Hill Valley Project was in various stages of planning, design and construction between 1956 and 2007. The project included a 12-kilometre east-west leg, now known as the Lincoln M. Alexander Parkway (LINC) and an 8-kilometer north-south leg, now known as the Red Hill Valley Parkway (RHVP). The east-west leg (LINC) opened in 1997 and the north-south leg (RHVP) opened in 2007.

Council has over the last several years indicated a desire to consider the long-term of the LINC and RHVP to address traffic congestion. Noted considerations include opportunities to allocate capacity to enhance transit, and the potential to reduce collisions and traffic infiltration into neighbourhoods. In 2019, Council directed staff to develop a Terms of Reference (ToR) for a feasibility study and functional design of the LINC and RHVP, which addresses the long-term needs of the parkways.  

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Steve Molloy
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 2975
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