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Construction beginning to convert Queen Street South to a two-way street

HAMILTON, ON – On June 8, 2020 the City of Hamilton will begin construction on the two-way conversion project for Queen Street South between Aberdeen Avenue and King Street West.

The project involves eight intersection improvements including new installation or upgrade of traffic signals, roadway restoration, curb and sidewalk reconstruction and pavement markings. A brief summary of the work includes:

  • Modification of Existing Traffic Signals at:
    • Queen Street South at King Street West
    • Queen Street South at Main Street West
    • Queen Street South at Hunter Street West
    • Queen Street South at Charlton Avenue West
    • Queen Street South at Aberdeen Avenue
  • Construction of New Traffic Signals at:
    • Queen Street South at Duke Street
    • Queen Street South at Herkimer Street
    • Queen Street South at Napier Street
  • Pavement markings and signage for converted two-way operations on Queen Street South from Aberdeen Avenue to King Street

Given the significance of this project, the City has launched a dedicated project website to share timelines and details: www.hamilton.ca/queenconversion.

The project incorporated the principles of Vision Zero in the design in order to reduce speeds and overall collisions. The intersections and roadway improvements have been designed with a focus on the safe and efficient movement of pedestrian and cyclists. Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities standards have also been incorporated such as increased pedestrian and vehicle movement clarity, predictability, and visibility; simplified road crossing tasks; provision of accessible pedestrian signals; and prohibited certain vehicular movements.

The City of Hamilton thanks residents for their patience and cooperation as we complete these important infrastructure upgrades.

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