The 5-year review of Hamilton’s Transportation Master Plan was the focus of the most recent Business Roundtable hosted by the Flamborough Chamber of Commerce (FCC) at the Harry Howell Arena at Clappison’s Corners. At the meeting, members of the FCC  shared concerns and challenges related to truck routes, the movement of oversize equipment, illegal dumping and weight restrictions. Concerns about the proposed over-and-under interchange at Highways #5 and #6, the proposed bypass around Morriston, traffic lights and safety issues (ie: large truck turning left/north on Highway #6 from Concession 5 West/Millgrove Road) and the Waterdown bypass were also presented. Steve Molloy of the city and consultant Alice Ho described the review process, listened carefully to the concerns expressed and answered questions. Once a preliminary report of the review is made public later this year, the FCC will study it carefully and consider responding to it by way of a presentation to Council. Stating that “one size does not fit all,” FCC Executive Director Arend Kersten stressed that the transportation issues in Flamborough are frequently very different from those in downtown Hamilton or in East Hamilton’s industrial core. “At a minimum, I think the meeting sensitized city staff to the unique challenges facing Flamborough businesses when it comes to transportation issues,” Kersten added.

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