The City of Hamilton announced on Friday that effective Saturday, November 15th the portion of Rebecca Street between Wellington and John Streets will be permanently converted to two-way traffic. This two-way conversion was identified in the 2001 Downtown Transportation Master Plan. The section of Rebecca Street between John Street and James will remain one-way westbound.
Duke Street and Bold Street are also scheduled for two-way conversion sometime in 2015.
Some minor work will need to be done to complete the change, involving the addition of stop signs in the eastbound direction at all cross streets along with the installation, removal and reorientation of various traffic and parking control signs.
Pavement markings will be also need to be added at all intersections.
To safely accommodate this transition, 13 parking meter spaces will be removed from this section of road. Two meters will be removed at the intersection of Mary Street while the remaining 11 will be removed from the block between Catharine Street and John Street.
Because there doesn’t appear to be sufficient parking downtown at either of the large surface lots adjacent to Rebecca Street, nine new parking meter spaces will be installed on the east side of Catharine Street between Rebecca Street and Wilson Street.
Source: City of Hamilton