4TH Line Temporary Closure Announced

Well CFL fans, tonight is an important night for the Hamilton Tiger Cats team.  After a crazy week in Steel Town with the City Council back and forth and some of the councillors approving then voting against the west harbour deal, death threats against the Hamilton Mayor (which is delporable if you ask me) its time to get the onfield product ready to go against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, for the 4th time this season.  I hope the team has been able to stay away from the media circus and concentrate on getting back on track and moving closer to the Eastern Division leaders. (Yes that means the Argos/All’s)  I heard that Bob Young will end the media silence this past week and have an interview with Dave Randorf from TSN at half time of tonights game.  We’ll all be watching and listening closely.

Back to Milton.  I received a notice from the Town of Milton in their news section that 4th Line from Louis St Laurent to Britannia will be closed from September 2010 to December 2010 to allow for the Region of Halton to install a watermain feeder to Milton.

The temporary closure will be in effect from September 1, 2010 until December 31, 2010. Local and emergency access will be maintained throughout the construction.

http://www.milton.ca/news/pdfs/Ad_Temporary__Fourth_Line_Closure_Region_Aug_2010.pdf

Plans detailing the project are available for viewing at the Halton Region Office at 1075 North Service Road West, Unit 27, Oakville, ON or at The Town of Milton, Engineering Services, 2nd Floor, 150 Mary Street.

On August 23, 2010, Council will give consideration to the proposed bylaw. At this meeting, Council will hear, in person, or by their counsel, any person who applies to be heard. Persons wishing to be heard must notify the Clerk’s Department in writing, no later than 10 a.m. August 23, 2010.

Any inquiries should be directed to the following:
Traffic Inquiries Project Inquires
Heide Schlegl,
Coordinator, Traffic & Parking
Engineering Services Department
Phone: 905-878-7252, ext. 2506
Fax: 905-876-5029
E-mail: Heide Schlegl

Joseph Proietti, C.E.T.
Design Supervisor,
Water Services
P 905-825-6000 ext. 7613
F 905-825-0267
E-mail: Joseph Proeitti

I dont want to be a doom-sayer here but a set of traffic lights at Thompson and Louis St Laurent would come in handy during this period of time.

People coming down James Snow Parkway to Louis St. Laurent and normally turn down 4th line towards Britannia will now have to go all the way over to Thomspon, turn left and go down Thompson towards Britannia.

Can you say traffic mess?  Of course you can.  Seeing how there isnt a set of lights at Thompson and LSL (not enough traffic to warrant one)  Thats ok though as traffic will flow nicely down Thompson Road towards Britannia right?  Think again.  Why?  OH, I forgot there isnt a right hand turn lane to Britannia.

So…. from September to December look for Thompson Road to be a mess in the morning and afternoon.  We can use that time sitting in traffic to think of other options to bring forward.  Remember, you can have your say on August 23rd.  I know some of us will.

Until then, I’ll see you at the doors.

Comments

  1. Paul M August 13, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    Is there any way the town can hold off on this until the James Snow extension to Britannia is finished? I take this route every morning/evening to/from work and without the James Snow extension this would be a significant pain to deal with every morning and evening.

  2. Mike Cluett August 13, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    Ill be making a presentation to council on the 23rd to ask council to defer this until exactly what you suggested, wait until JSP is open to Britannia.

    This council has in the past made mistakes on closing roads too soon before others are ready to go.

    Closing 4th line north of Derry before opening the new JSP is an example.

  3. Mike Cluett August 14, 2010 at 8:24 am

    Last night around 10pm I got an email from Heide at the Town of Milton stating that the closure of 4th line will NOT happen until the lights at JSP and Britannia are operational.

    They will make sure another route is opened before they close 4th Line.

    I want to thank Heide for getting back to me as quickly as she did.

    She emailed me at 10pm on a Friday night to give me this information. That to me shows they are listening to concerns and are dedicated to their job as well.

    Thank you Heide.

  4. JB August 17, 2010 at 10:25 am

    Thats really great news. And more thanks to Heide for getting back to you so quickly…especially on a Friday night. Its good to know we have hard working people at the town of Milton.

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