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Highway 8 Improvements Update: Lane restrictions on Highway 8 beginning Monday

HAMILTON, ON – In order to prepare for the upcoming reconstruction on Highway 8, the City of Hamilton will reduce Highway 8 between the Spencer Creek bridge and Woodleys Ln to one lane beginning on Monday, March 29 for approximately two days to complete tree removals.

The lane restrictions are expected to wrap up on or before Wednesday, March 31, weather permitting.

Traffic travelling up and down Highway 8 will be flagged through the work zone during this time. Motorists can expect delays.

Beginning in mid-April, Highway 8 will be completely closed between Bond St N and Woodleys Ln until December 2022 as part of the Highway 8 Improvements project.

During this time, Highway 8 will receive these upgrades:

  • Road reconstruction
  • Spencer Creek bridge replacement including associated retaining walls
  • Bike lane and shoulder installation
  • Sidewalk replacement in the same existing locations
  • Watermain installation/replacement
  • Storm sewer installation/up-sizing & replacement including outfall & headwall structures
  • Slope stability improvements
  • Retaining walls installation (south and north sides)
  • Street lighting pole relocation

During the first phase of construction, access to the Dundas Valley Golf & Curling Club will be maintained from the bottom of Highway 8 at Bond St N.

During the second phase of construction, access to Dundas Valley Golf & Curling Club will be maintained from the top of the Highway 8 hill.

Bruce Trail visitors will be unable to access the trail at Woodleys Ln and Highway 8 for the duration of the construction project.

Throughout the entire construction period, access to local properties east of the Spencer Creek bridge will be maintained from the bottom of Highway 8 at Bond St N and Park St W. As well, local properties west of the Spencer Creek bridge will be maintained from the top of the Highway 8 Hill.

Given the significance of this project, the City has launched a dedicated project website to share key dates and detour details. Official construction dates will become available in the coming week. For more information, visit: Hamilton.ca/hwy8improvements

On April 6, 2021 at 6:30 pm residents are invited to attend the City’s Virtual Public Information Centre, and are encouraged to send any questions they may have in advance to [email protected]. To join the Virtual PIC, visit: Highway 8 Virtual PIC


The City of Hamilton thanks motorists, pedestrians and cyclists for their patience and cooperation as we complete these important infrastructure improvements.

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