Davis Creek neighbourhood getting needed paving work
The Davis Creek neighbourhood will be finally getting a few of their local roads repaired after a difficult winter season.
On May 9, Hamilton councillors approved spending over $1.33 million to repave St. Andrews Drive, Fairway Drive, Glen Manor Street, Elford Crescent, Jennifer Court, Palmerston Place, Chipping Place, Wedgewood Avenue, Putting Place and Nicklaus Drive.
About $430,000 will be taken from the Ward 5 area-rating reserve fund, while $900,000 will be taken from the investment stabilization reserve to have the work done.
The $900,000 is from the budget allocation councillors approved this spring so that each ward councillor could use it to improve their area’s roads.
Ward 5 Coun. Chad Collins said the tender has already been sent out by the city in search for a contractor. He expects the project to begin over the next month or so.
Hamilton experienced an unusually severe winter that included repeated freeze-thaw cycles accelerating the deterioration of many of its roadways.
Councillors earlier this year agreed to spend about $20 million for what is called “shave and paves” of roads that have experienced the most deterioration because of the severe winter weather.
About $13.5 million was allocated among the 15 ward councillors to use for road repair projects.