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photo by Gord Bowes

photo by Gord Bowes

Signs between Dartnall Road and Upper Ottawa Street mark the beginning and end of the Red Hill Valley Parkway and the Lincoln Alexander Parkway.

Linc getting longer

By Gord Bowes, News staff

The city is making the Lincoln Alexander Parkway nearly a kilometre longer.
It’s not an extension per se — there won’t be any physical change — it’s just changing the point at which the Linc ends and the Red Hill Valley Parkway starts.
Currently, according to city signage, the Linc meets the Red Hill about halfway between Dartnall and Upper Ottawa.
Many longtime residents, who became accustomed to the highway ending at Mud Street before the Red Hill opened, already believe the dividing line is at the Stone Church-Mud exchange.
“Even though the signage says that, I’ll bet you the average Hamiltonian like me would say, ‘Oh the Linc and Red Hill end right where the exit ramp goes up to Stone Church,’ ” said east Mountain councillor Tom Jackson.
“That to me is just a natural thing that should be corrected.”
Jackson said he brought up the “quirkiness” of the current official meeting point of the two highways during talks about the formal name for what had been referred to as the Trinity Church corridor.
The new road, to be constructed between Stone Church and Rymal starting later this year, will be called the Upper Red Hill Valley Parkway.
The city will be reviewing the signage later this year or early in 2015.

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