Expect delays when travelling through Stoney Creek

News Jul 16, 2015 by Mike Pearson Stoney Creek News

Call it the summer of construction in Stoney Creek.

Three major arterial roads in and around Stoney Creek are currently under construction, causing long lines for motorists and delays getting in and out of the community.

In Olde Town Stoney Creek, drivers are now being forced to detour around construction on the Stoney Creek bridge near Elm Avenue. King Street is now officially closed to through traffic as part of a $6.5-million road project and the closure is expected to remain in effect until Sept. 15.

Westbound traffic is being detoured along Jones Street to Mountain Avenue, where drivers may turn right to access King Street. Eastbound traffic is being diverted along Lake Avenue. Delays should also be expected when accessing the mountain access at New Mountain Road.

Mountain Avenue and Lake Avenue remain accessible to north and southbound traffic, to access municipal parking lots. Pedestrian access to all businesses remains unimpeded. HSR buses are also being detoured around the construction.

At the same time, the city’s public works department is continuing its two-year construction project on Centennial Parkway between King and Barton streets. The project is impacting two major intersections, at King and Centennial as well as Centennial and Queenston Road. The project is slated to continue until the fall and includes the replacement of sewers, the installation of a new trunk water main and full road reconstruction, including curbs and sidewalks.

At Centennial and Queenston, traffic has been reduced to a single lane in each direction. Centennial south of Queenston to King is also reduced to one lane each way. Depending upon the work taking place, traffic on Centennial has on occasion been reduced to a single lane in both directions. On July 16, drivers travelling southbound towards the mountain access faced long delays between Queenston and King, as a flag crew regulated the traffic flow.

The city says motorists should expect delays in the area. The HSR transit terminal at Eastgate Square remains open to buses and riders.

Drivers may opt to use Nash Road as an alternate north-south route to Centennial.

As an alternate east-west route, motorists can use Barton Street to avoid delays. A major reconstruction on Barton was completed last year and all lanes are now open.

Also this weekend, part of Centennial Parkway North will close to facilitate the relocation of the CN train tracks.

On Friday, July 17, Centennial will be closed between Goderich Street and Arrowsmith Drive at the Home Depot entrance.

The train crossing gates will also be relocated as part of the work. The road is expected to reopen by 5 a.m. on Monday, July 20.

Traffic will be diverted around the area and drivers should follow the posted detour signs.

The bridge work is scheduled to be complete by next June.

Traffic flow below the bridge is expected to resume by this December.

CN Rail, the owner of the rail corridor, is managing the bridge replacement project in partnership with the city and Metrolinx.

Expect delays when travelling through Stoney Creek

News Jul 16, 2015 by Mike Pearson Stoney Creek News

Call it the summer of construction in Stoney Creek.

Three major arterial roads in and around Stoney Creek are currently under construction, causing long lines for motorists and delays getting in and out of the community.

In Olde Town Stoney Creek, drivers are now being forced to detour around construction on the Stoney Creek bridge near Elm Avenue. King Street is now officially closed to through traffic as part of a $6.5-million road project and the closure is expected to remain in effect until Sept. 15.

Westbound traffic is being detoured along Jones Street to Mountain Avenue, where drivers may turn right to access King Street. Eastbound traffic is being diverted along Lake Avenue. Delays should also be expected when accessing the mountain access at New Mountain Road.

Mountain Avenue and Lake Avenue remain accessible to north and southbound traffic, to access municipal parking lots. Pedestrian access to all businesses remains unimpeded. HSR buses are also being detoured around the construction.

At the same time, the city’s public works department is continuing its two-year construction project on Centennial Parkway between King and Barton streets. The project is impacting two major intersections, at King and Centennial as well as Centennial and Queenston Road. The project is slated to continue until the fall and includes the replacement of sewers, the installation of a new trunk water main and full road reconstruction, including curbs and sidewalks.

At Centennial and Queenston, traffic has been reduced to a single lane in each direction. Centennial south of Queenston to King is also reduced to one lane each way. Depending upon the work taking place, traffic on Centennial has on occasion been reduced to a single lane in both directions. On July 16, drivers travelling southbound towards the mountain access faced long delays between Queenston and King, as a flag crew regulated the traffic flow.

The city says motorists should expect delays in the area. The HSR transit terminal at Eastgate Square remains open to buses and riders.

Drivers may opt to use Nash Road as an alternate north-south route to Centennial.

As an alternate east-west route, motorists can use Barton Street to avoid delays. A major reconstruction on Barton was completed last year and all lanes are now open.

Also this weekend, part of Centennial Parkway North will close to facilitate the relocation of the CN train tracks.

On Friday, July 17, Centennial will be closed between Goderich Street and Arrowsmith Drive at the Home Depot entrance.

The train crossing gates will also be relocated as part of the work. The road is expected to reopen by 5 a.m. on Monday, July 20.

Traffic will be diverted around the area and drivers should follow the posted detour signs.

The bridge work is scheduled to be complete by next June.

Traffic flow below the bridge is expected to resume by this December.

CN Rail, the owner of the rail corridor, is managing the bridge replacement project in partnership with the city and Metrolinx.

Expect delays when travelling through Stoney Creek

News Jul 16, 2015 by Mike Pearson Stoney Creek News

Call it the summer of construction in Stoney Creek.

Three major arterial roads in and around Stoney Creek are currently under construction, causing long lines for motorists and delays getting in and out of the community.

In Olde Town Stoney Creek, drivers are now being forced to detour around construction on the Stoney Creek bridge near Elm Avenue. King Street is now officially closed to through traffic as part of a $6.5-million road project and the closure is expected to remain in effect until Sept. 15.

Westbound traffic is being detoured along Jones Street to Mountain Avenue, where drivers may turn right to access King Street. Eastbound traffic is being diverted along Lake Avenue. Delays should also be expected when accessing the mountain access at New Mountain Road.

Mountain Avenue and Lake Avenue remain accessible to north and southbound traffic, to access municipal parking lots. Pedestrian access to all businesses remains unimpeded. HSR buses are also being detoured around the construction.

At the same time, the city’s public works department is continuing its two-year construction project on Centennial Parkway between King and Barton streets. The project is impacting two major intersections, at King and Centennial as well as Centennial and Queenston Road. The project is slated to continue until the fall and includes the replacement of sewers, the installation of a new trunk water main and full road reconstruction, including curbs and sidewalks.

At Centennial and Queenston, traffic has been reduced to a single lane in each direction. Centennial south of Queenston to King is also reduced to one lane each way. Depending upon the work taking place, traffic on Centennial has on occasion been reduced to a single lane in both directions. On July 16, drivers travelling southbound towards the mountain access faced long delays between Queenston and King, as a flag crew regulated the traffic flow.

The city says motorists should expect delays in the area. The HSR transit terminal at Eastgate Square remains open to buses and riders.

Drivers may opt to use Nash Road as an alternate north-south route to Centennial.

As an alternate east-west route, motorists can use Barton Street to avoid delays. A major reconstruction on Barton was completed last year and all lanes are now open.

Also this weekend, part of Centennial Parkway North will close to facilitate the relocation of the CN train tracks.

On Friday, July 17, Centennial will be closed between Goderich Street and Arrowsmith Drive at the Home Depot entrance.

The train crossing gates will also be relocated as part of the work. The road is expected to reopen by 5 a.m. on Monday, July 20.

Traffic will be diverted around the area and drivers should follow the posted detour signs.

The bridge work is scheduled to be complete by next June.

Traffic flow below the bridge is expected to resume by this December.

CN Rail, the owner of the rail corridor, is managing the bridge replacement project in partnership with the city and Metrolinx.