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By Catherine O’Hara • Review Staff
The Ministry of the Environment (MOE) has conditionally approved the City of Hamilton’s plans to build an east-west corridor, effectively expanding its road network to alleviate traffic congestion on Dundas Street East in Waterdown.
Last week, Minister Jim Bradley signed off on the Waterdown bypass project after carefully considering concerns raised by four area residents, who called on the City of Hamilton, City of Burlington and the Halton Region to each conduct environmental assessments for the proposed new corridor.
While noting that individual environmental assessments were not required, the minister imposed three conditions on the project, including the need to revise the hydrogeology report “to include information and analysis on the project’s potential to impact all wells located within 100 metres of the path of the preferred route.” No construction work can begin until the MOE has reviewed and approved the revised report.
“This is good news for residents who have been anxious for the bypass to be built,” said Ward 15 councillor Judi Partridge.
The proposed Waterdown bypass route will run east of Hwy. 6, north of Parkside Drive and through the Waterdown North subdivision, near Parkside Drive and Centre Road, before connecting with an expanded Parkside Drive east of Churchill Avenue. The route will proceed easterly along Parkside before jogging south along the eastern boundary of Upcountry Estates and meeting Dundas Street.
– With files from Dianne Cornish • Review