Road Works Set For This Weekend In Hamilton

April 6, 2018

For several months the City of Hamilton has been closing roads and advising detours in an effort to upgrade the road surfaces across the City, and that is set to continue this weekend, as work continues to prepare the race course for the MS Amlin World Triathlon which will be held on Saturday, April 28th.

The City said, “For several months the City of Hamilton has been closing roads and advising detours in an effort to upgrade the road surfaces across the City. Whilst this may have caused some inconveniences along the way when inclement weather hindered the work, it is safe to say that the upgrades are indeed refreshing and welcome ones.

“For those unaware, these necessary upgrades are all part of the standards that must be met for what will be the racecourse for the MS Amlin World Triathlon taking place on Saturday, April 28th.

“Bermuda will welcome an influx of athletes and spectators and the City of Hamilton is ready to receive. The road re-surfacing is almost complete with works due to take place tomorrow and Sunday, April 8th.

“Work will continue on Par-la-Ville Road, between Church and Front Streets. The work will take place between 9:30am and 1:00pm. The road will be closed as a through-way for traffic but barricades at the Church Street junction will be manned to allow access for local business deliveries and emergency service vehicles.

“In the early morning hours of Sunday, April 8th, starting at 1:00am, Reid Street between King and Court Streets will be closed for speed bump/crosswalk removal and asphalting. King Street between Reid and Front Street will also be closed during this time.

“Motor traffic heading west into Hamilton will be detoured along Front Street as access to Spurling Hill will be restricted. Access to Hamilton from Middle Road will be diverted down Corkscrew Hill and Shelton Road.

“Also on Sunday morning, starting at 1:00am, Burnaby Street, between Reid and Church Streets will be closed for asphalting. As part of the racecourse, the central concrete islands on that part of the street must be removed. All asphalting is estimated to be completed by 10:00am, if not earlier, dependent on the weather.”

Senior Engineer, Ian Hind, says of the repairs, “The City has worked as best it can to keep the impact for motorists at a minimum over the last few months of repair work. It is a huge undertaking to have the streets of Hamilton as a racecourse for an international event but we have done what has been expected of us and met the standards for a race of this magnitude. We have a few more areas to do but we are nearly there.”

The City apologizes for any inconvenience caused throughout the duration of this project and thanks the public for its continued patience.

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  1. Claire says:

    Very exciting that we’ll host Flora Duffy and the rest of the world, racing right here at home! Go Bermuda!