October 25 2019
HAMILTON, ON - Harvest Road between Brock Road and Ofield Road in Greensville will be closed on Saturday, October 26 and Sunday, October 27. Police will be on site at both intersections controlling traffic. Only local residents and the waterfall shuttle will be permitted to access the area.
The road will be closed between 8 am and 9 pm pending weather and traffic conditions.
These measures, along with additional signage and communications, are in place to assist with traffic control in the area and to guide visitors to the Spencer Gorge Conservation Area waterfall shuttle service, located at 1000 Highway 5 West, at Christie Lake Conservation Area.
The 2019 fall colour season has been an exceptionally busy one for the conservation area. The road closure is being implemented in preparation for this weekend to prevent unauthorized parking and traffic congestion which are major concerns for the neighbourhoods surrounding Spencer Gorge Conservation Area.
Shuttle Service Information
The first shuttle will leave Christie Lake at 9:30 am to travel to Spencer Gorge. Shuttle service returning to Christie Lake ends at 6:30 pm when the conservation area is closed to all visitors. There will be no on-site parking available at Spencer Gorge during shuttle operations, with the exception of limited accessible parking at Webster Falls.
The Greensville area has been designated a Special Enforcement Area for parking. Parking illegally in this area will result in a fine of $250. HCA will continue to work collaboratively with City of Hamilton staff on parking issues. Enforcement and ticketing will be carried out by parking control officers on residential streets posted as No Stopping or No Parking. Licensing officers will be enforcing illegal parking operations in the area.
The cost for the shuttle is included in the regular area entry fee to Christie Lake Conservation Area, $10 per car for parking and $5 per person. HCA passholders using the shuttle from Christie Lake will receive admission to the shuttle and Spencer Gorge for the driver and passengers of their vehicle, to a maximum of 6.
Details about the shuttle operation, including what visitors can bring with them and other frequently asked questions are posted at https://conservationhamilton.ca/shuttle/