COVID-19 Postpones Ward 9 Projects and Road Work

VALLEY PARK RECREATION CENTRE AND LIBRARY

The Valley Park Recreation Centre and Library project includes an addition for new library, and renovation of existing space for expanded recreational programming. The improvements also include upgrades to the mechanical, roof, envelope and parking lot.

Construction began in March 2020 and was unfortunately shut down due to COVID-19. Work was able to resume in May 2020 and is currently ongoing. It is anticipated the project will be complete in fall 2021

I want to acknowledge and thank the Heritage Green Community Trust for investing $1.5 million to the Library for common rooms.

For alternate recreation programming: Visit http://www.hamilton.ca/recreation for current programming options.

VALLEY SKATE PARK

Valley Skate Park will eventually be a wheeled sport facility located within Valley Park. City staff have gathered feedback from the Stoney Creek community on the proposed project through a variety of avenues, including through the Ward 9 Office

The design concept for Valley Skate Park was shared with the community at a public meeting in December 2019. Since then, staff have been working to finalize the detailed designs and find opportunities to maximize the budget.

Originally, it was thought that construction on Valley Skate Park would begin this fall. However, due to pressures from COVID-19 and other impacts, construction has been moved out to approximately February 2021. Pending weather, it is anticipated that the skate park will be open for use by September 2021.

More information on the project, including the design concept for the skate park, can be found here: https://www.hamilton.ca/parks-recreation/improving-our-parks/valley-skate-park

MUD STREET RESURFACING

The Mud Street resurfacing project was originally proposed to begin in the summer of 2020. The project is now expected to proceed in 2021 after improved and cost-effective alternatives to the construction process were identified

The resurfacing is scheduled to take place between Paramount Drive and Upper Centennial Parkway, which includes bridge rehabilitation and upgrades to pavement

This project will be tendered in late 2020 with construction proposed to proceed in 2021. 

The completion of this project will reduce maintenance costs, extend the life of the pavement and bridge infrastructure, and provide an increased level-of-service to Ward 9 residents and other users of the roadway.

CLINE PARK REDEVELOPMENT

Cline Park is set to receive a number of upgrades and additions, including new playground equipment, a repaved asphalt pathway, paved parking lot with universal accessibility, a new sun shelter, a new drinking fountain, and some new trees.

This project was originally anticipated to be under construction in 2020, however due to delays resulting from COVID-19, the project timeline has been pushed back.

We anticipate the park will be under construction next year and open for use in summer 2021.