Beginning next week, the City of Hamilton will convert two streets in the downtown to accommodate two-way traffic.
Starting on August 29th, Hughson Street North, between Wilson Street and Barton Street East will become two-way streets. This will made the entire stretch of the street from the edge of the escarpment to the north end running two-way traffic with the exception of the narrow stretch between Main and Wilson Streets. Then the next day on August 30th, King William Street, between John Street North and Mary Street will also be converted to two-way traffic. Currently the stretch between James and Mary streets is one-way eastbound.
The stretch of King William Street between James and John is too narrow to facilitate two way traffic conversion. The roadway has also been redesigned in the recent years with bump outs which would need to be removed, requiring full road reconstruction.
The changes to these streets will involve the addition of new signs, traffic signals, pavement markings, as well as modifications to parking and stop signs as required.
John Street is also slated for two-way conversion in the fall as well between Strachan and Burlington Streets. This conversion will mean that the entire stretch of the roadway will now be open to two-way traffic.
— Jason Nason (@HamiltonToday) July 8, 2017