Davis Creek neigh­bour­hood get­ting needed paving work

The Hamilton Spectator - - Local - KEVIN WERNER

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.

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