Saturday, June 27, 2009

turning the corner

Roundabout back on track
Craig Campbell, Dundas Star News Staff, Published on Jun 26, 2009

After more than three years and plenty of study, a Governor’s Road roundabout has a couple more hoops to jump through before it becomes a reality.

Hamilton city council’s public works committee approved implementation of the roundabout plan on Governor’s Road at Davidson Boulevard last week. Following final approval by city council this week, the plan will be filed for a 30-day public review and then await funding approval in the 2010 budget process. Originally suggested by former Dundas councillor Art Samson and investigated by city staff in 2005, the idea was added to the Downtown Dundas Transportation Master Plan process in May 2008. The Governor’s and Davidson location was recommended and released to the public for comment in October 2008.

But five months later, staffing changes on the transportation master plan put both projects on hold while all recommendations and public submissions were reviewed again.

Project manager Lorissa Skrypniak said last week the roundabout plan was pulled out of the master plan process so it could move forward on its own while the master plan review continues.

Ms. Skrypniak expects a master plan report to go to public works committee in September.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

moving ahead, in a slightly circular motion

Another step closer to a modern roundabout on Governor's Road: a great way to govern the intersection at Davidson, and to help calm traffic heading into the (3) school zone!

Check out the link to more info here!