Sidewalks for Fifty, Winona roads to cost about $400,000

News Aug 23, 2017 by Kevin Werner Stoney Creek News

Hamilton public works staff estimates it could cost about $400,000 to install sidewalks on one side of Winona Road and Fifty Road to connect the overpasses with the Winona Crossing commercial development currently under construction.

In a report to the Aug. 17 public works committee, staff stated that the preliminary cost to build a sidewalk along the west side of Winona Road to connect to the overpass either behind or adjacent to the existing curb or along the shoulder would cost about $150,000, including engineering. There is no cost estimate for maintaining the sidewalk during the winter.

There is already a sidewalk on the Winona Road overpass, but it stops once the overpass ends on either end of Winona Road.

The sidewalks were constructed on the Winona and Fifty roads overpasses when they were rehabilitated by the province a few years ago.

Meanwhile, staff stated the total cost for a sidewalk on one side of the Fifty Road interchange from the South Service Road to the overpass is estimated to be about $250,000. There is also no estimate on how much it would cost for winter maintenance.

Staff stated there would be “significant guide rail and signage relocation required” to build the sidewalk. Staff did not recommend installing sidewalks on both sides of the Fifty Road to the intersection with the South Service Road. They suggested a sidewalk only on the east side on Fifty Road would be more feasible.  

In addition, if the city decides to install sidewalks on both roads to connect with the overpasses, it would need a permit from the provincial Transportation Ministry since it owns the land. City staff has talked to ministry officials and they “have not indicated any foreseeable obstacles that would preclude achieving these permits …” It is estimated it could take up to eight months to acquire authorization from the province.

The report was prompted by a motion at the June 20 planning committee for staff to review the feasibility of constructing sidewalks to connect the commercial development with the nearby neighbourhoods north of the highway.

Construction on the highly anticipated $85-million commercial development began earlier this year with a few of the buildings already taking shape on the property at the corner of the South Service Road and Fifty Road.

The entire road network had also been shut down, including Fifty Road and Oriole Avenue earlier this year, which is scheduled to be re-open in September, for sewer and water main installations. Vince Mazza Way, between South Service Road and Winona Road, was also closed, but reopened in the spring, while Winona Road is currently being worked on.

Along with Costco, other businesses that have been identified for the Winona Crossing site include the Royal Bank, LCBO, Turtle Jacks, Pet Value, Pita Pit, Burger King, Tim Hortons, Booster Juice, Subway, and Sunset Grill. The development is also expected to have a grocery store, a pharmacy and the city’s transit hub.

The development is expected to cover about 17.37 hectares, with 444,759 square feet of commercial space.

 

Sidewalks for Fifty, Winona roads to cost about $400,000

News Aug 23, 2017 by Kevin Werner Stoney Creek News

Hamilton public works staff estimates it could cost about $400,000 to install sidewalks on one side of Winona Road and Fifty Road to connect the overpasses with the Winona Crossing commercial development currently under construction.

In a report to the Aug. 17 public works committee, staff stated that the preliminary cost to build a sidewalk along the west side of Winona Road to connect to the overpass either behind or adjacent to the existing curb or along the shoulder would cost about $150,000, including engineering. There is no cost estimate for maintaining the sidewalk during the winter.

There is already a sidewalk on the Winona Road overpass, but it stops once the overpass ends on either end of Winona Road.

The sidewalks were constructed on the Winona and Fifty roads overpasses when they were rehabilitated by the province a few years ago.

Meanwhile, staff stated the total cost for a sidewalk on one side of the Fifty Road interchange from the South Service Road to the overpass is estimated to be about $250,000. There is also no estimate on how much it would cost for winter maintenance.

Staff stated there would be “significant guide rail and signage relocation required” to build the sidewalk. Staff did not recommend installing sidewalks on both sides of the Fifty Road to the intersection with the South Service Road. They suggested a sidewalk only on the east side on Fifty Road would be more feasible.  

In addition, if the city decides to install sidewalks on both roads to connect with the overpasses, it would need a permit from the provincial Transportation Ministry since it owns the land. City staff has talked to ministry officials and they “have not indicated any foreseeable obstacles that would preclude achieving these permits …” It is estimated it could take up to eight months to acquire authorization from the province.

The report was prompted by a motion at the June 20 planning committee for staff to review the feasibility of constructing sidewalks to connect the commercial development with the nearby neighbourhoods north of the highway.

Construction on the highly anticipated $85-million commercial development began earlier this year with a few of the buildings already taking shape on the property at the corner of the South Service Road and Fifty Road.

The entire road network had also been shut down, including Fifty Road and Oriole Avenue earlier this year, which is scheduled to be re-open in September, for sewer and water main installations. Vince Mazza Way, between South Service Road and Winona Road, was also closed, but reopened in the spring, while Winona Road is currently being worked on.

Along with Costco, other businesses that have been identified for the Winona Crossing site include the Royal Bank, LCBO, Turtle Jacks, Pet Value, Pita Pit, Burger King, Tim Hortons, Booster Juice, Subway, and Sunset Grill. The development is also expected to have a grocery store, a pharmacy and the city’s transit hub.

The development is expected to cover about 17.37 hectares, with 444,759 square feet of commercial space.

 

Sidewalks for Fifty, Winona roads to cost about $400,000

News Aug 23, 2017 by Kevin Werner Stoney Creek News

Hamilton public works staff estimates it could cost about $400,000 to install sidewalks on one side of Winona Road and Fifty Road to connect the overpasses with the Winona Crossing commercial development currently under construction.

In a report to the Aug. 17 public works committee, staff stated that the preliminary cost to build a sidewalk along the west side of Winona Road to connect to the overpass either behind or adjacent to the existing curb or along the shoulder would cost about $150,000, including engineering. There is no cost estimate for maintaining the sidewalk during the winter.

There is already a sidewalk on the Winona Road overpass, but it stops once the overpass ends on either end of Winona Road.

The sidewalks were constructed on the Winona and Fifty roads overpasses when they were rehabilitated by the province a few years ago.

Meanwhile, staff stated the total cost for a sidewalk on one side of the Fifty Road interchange from the South Service Road to the overpass is estimated to be about $250,000. There is also no estimate on how much it would cost for winter maintenance.

Staff stated there would be “significant guide rail and signage relocation required” to build the sidewalk. Staff did not recommend installing sidewalks on both sides of the Fifty Road to the intersection with the South Service Road. They suggested a sidewalk only on the east side on Fifty Road would be more feasible.  

In addition, if the city decides to install sidewalks on both roads to connect with the overpasses, it would need a permit from the provincial Transportation Ministry since it owns the land. City staff has talked to ministry officials and they “have not indicated any foreseeable obstacles that would preclude achieving these permits …” It is estimated it could take up to eight months to acquire authorization from the province.

The report was prompted by a motion at the June 20 planning committee for staff to review the feasibility of constructing sidewalks to connect the commercial development with the nearby neighbourhoods north of the highway.

Construction on the highly anticipated $85-million commercial development began earlier this year with a few of the buildings already taking shape on the property at the corner of the South Service Road and Fifty Road.

The entire road network had also been shut down, including Fifty Road and Oriole Avenue earlier this year, which is scheduled to be re-open in September, for sewer and water main installations. Vince Mazza Way, between South Service Road and Winona Road, was also closed, but reopened in the spring, while Winona Road is currently being worked on.

Along with Costco, other businesses that have been identified for the Winona Crossing site include the Royal Bank, LCBO, Turtle Jacks, Pet Value, Pita Pit, Burger King, Tim Hortons, Booster Juice, Subway, and Sunset Grill. The development is also expected to have a grocery store, a pharmacy and the city’s transit hub.

The development is expected to cover about 17.37 hectares, with 444,759 square feet of commercial space.