Providing access to Hamilton’s roads is an essential public service that enables road users to travel to destinations to carry out their daily activities. Some aspects of this service are required by Provincial legislation.
Maintaining Hamilton’s roads includes the following activities: winter activities, summer activities and minor capital works.
Winter activities include snow plowing, anti-icing, salt and sand application, snow clearing and snow removal from city roads and bike lanes within the road right of way. Additional attention is also focused on removal of snow from bus pads, sightline/corner clearances and sidewalks abutting specific schools, some public facilities and all sidewalks in Ancaster. Business Improvement Area’s along the road corridor receive an enhanced level of service through snow removal programs that address their unique aesthetic attributes.
Summer activities include preventive and ongoing maintenance such as pothole repairs, street sweeping, catch basin cleaning/repair, hot spot flooding inspections/maintenance, weed and litter control, identification and repair of sidewalk deficiencies, shoulder maintenance, drainage maintenance (e.g. ditching and culvert replacements, minor road repairs and storm water retention/detention pond maintenance).
Capital works within the right of way corridor include catch basin resets, major road repairs, rural resurfacing program, curb repair/replacement, major sidewalk repair/replacement, retaining wall and minor bridge works.
Year round activities include accident/spill response, compliance patrolling, call handling and request response.
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