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Red Hill Valley Parkway construction update: Resurfacing in northbound (downbound) lanes to begin on May 21

HAMILTON, ON – Today, the City of Hamilton is sharing details about the resurfacing on the Red Hill Valley Parkway (RHVP) beginning this spring.

The RHVP is being resurfaced on both sides between the Queen Elizabeth Way and the Lincoln M. Alexander Parkway. In addition to new high quality asphalt, the RHVP resurfacing project will bring additional safety enhancements to the parkway, including 10 km of new steel guardrails with reflectors, bright durable lane markings, rumble strips, and more.

Construction will begin on the northbound (downbound) lanes on May 21, at approximately 9 pm. All northbound (downbound) lanes will be completely closed between the Lincoln M. Alexander Parkway at Mud St/Stone Church Road and the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) for approximately three weeks.

Construction in the southbound lanes will begin in mid-June. The exact start-date for the complete closure in the southbound lanes will be announced 5 to 7 days before it begins. It will also take approximately three weeks. After the southbound lanes are complete, crews will resurface the ramps at Mud Street/Stone Church Road.

Approximately 70,000 cars use the RHVP each day. Given the parkway will be completely closed in one direction at a time throughout construction, 35,000 cars will be re-routed onto the emergency detour route or other streets in Hamilton. The City will be monitoring traffic in real time and will make changes to signal timings to avoid serious traffic gridlock around the City during construction, wherever possible. Specifically, traffic signal timing will be adjusted along the main detour route, near ramp locations and in key corridors based on construction staging.  The City is also making changes to the lane markings and signal timings at the Mud St and Upper Centennial intersection to accommodate additional traffic.

Additional safety enhancements as part of the resurfacing project include:

  • 10km of new steel beam guide rails
  • Rumble strips
  • Bright, durable lane markings
  • Post mounted reflective delineators on straightaways
  • Guiderail mounted reflective delineators on curves
  • Concrete barrier mounted reflective delineators on curves
  • Object and oversize plow marker signage replacement
  • Resetting catch basins
  • Clearing/removing obstructions

HSR anticipates delays for customers throughout construction. As always, detours and impacts for HSR customers will be posted at:

The City has launched a dedicated project website to share project timelines and details, detour routes, traffic mitigation measures, and more: This website will updated throughout construction. Details will also be shared daily on the City’s social media accounts.

The City of Hamilton thanks residents for their patience and cooperation as we complete these important infrastructure repairs to the Red Hill Valley Parkway.