March 28 2017
HAMILTON, ON – On March 16, 2017 the City of Hamilton closed the west leg of the Sherman Access to complete geotechnical investigations in preparation for future remediation work. While in the area, workers identified safety concerns with the bin wall and guardrails adjacent to the roadway.
As such, in the interest of public safety, the City of Hamilton will be reducing the west leg of the Sherman Access to one lane for a 250m stretch over the coming months. Concrete barriers and a temporary traffic signal will allow a single lane of traffic to pass up and down the escarpment access starting Saturday, April 1, 2017.
The entire west leg of the access will be completely closed in both directions starting this summer to complete the planned remediation work. The east leg of the Sherman Access will remain open unless otherwise noted.
The City will monitor the traffic impacts and will make adjustments to reduce backlogs and optimize traffic signal timing throughout the duration of the closure.
The City thanks motorists for their patience and cooperation as we work to ensure continued public safety along the escarpment roadways.