By Kevin Werner, News Staff
Hamilton councillor Chad Collins is looking at improving the safety of the Red Hill Parkway for motorists.
Collins said he has received numerous complaints from residents that the signage, and lighting where the Red Hill Parkway and the Lincoln Alexander Parkway meet at the Mud Street and Stone Church Road interchange at the top of the Niagara Escarpment is non-existent, creating a possible safety issue for motorists.
“There is not a lot of lighting up there,” said Collins, who introduced a motion to the public works committee meeting Jan. 16. “There could be better lane markings, or different coloured paint on the road.”
He said safety concerns are heightened during heavy rains and snow storms.
After a contentious and long debate, the Red Hill Parkwaywas opened in 2007, while the Lincoln Alexander Parkway opened in 1997.
John Mater, senior director of Transportation, Energy and Facilities, said staff can provide a series of options to improve the road safety in the area, including how much it will cost taxpayers.
A report will be provided to politicians in the near future.