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City car park construction work update

Installation of a ticket and barrier system at Elliot Street car park will start on Monday.

And the ground floor of Bull's Head car park will be closed so the new main entrance and exit barrier islands can be built.

Construction work at Elliot Street car park — part of the City of Hamilton initiative to install the system in its five largest car parks — is expected to take four weeks.

A City of Hamilton statement said work would then start on the pay stations and barriers.

It added: “The car park will remain partially open during construction, but at some point will be closed for trenching works and tree planting.

“Notices and barricades will be in place. All work should be complete by the end of the year.”

The statement explained the car park will have a one-ticket system, with motorists receiving a ticket upon entry.

It added: “When ready to leave the car park, the ticket must be taken to the pay station where it will be read, fee paid, and ticket validated for use at the exit barrier.”

Motorists will have 15 minutes after paying to leave the car park. There is no fee is they enter and leave within ten minutes.

The statement added: “Motorists should pay at the pay station before returning to their car as there are no pay stations at the exits.”

There will be two entry barriers on Elliot Street, two exit barriers on Dundonald Street and a third exit on Elliot Street.

“The entry via Elliot Street will prevent potential queues forming in Dundonald Street which can be busy during rush hour.”

Parking will cost $5 per day from 8am to 6pm Monday to Saturday and $1 per hour with cap at $5. A lost ticket will result in a $5 charge.

The statement added that construction of exit barrier islands on the top three floors of Bull's head car park was finished.

It said: “From Monday, November 20, the ground floor will be completely closed to allow for construction of the new main entrance and Bull's Head Drive exit barrier islands.

“Entrance to the upper three levels continue via the Elliot Street ramp.

“The City of Hamilton thanks the motoring public for their continued patience as we make these upgrades.”

Questions can be directed to senior engineer Ian Hind on 279-5250 or by e-mailing ihind@cityhall.bm.

Corporation of Hamilton employee Fred Richardson bought the first ticket at the opening of the revamped City Hall car park last year (File photograph by Blaire Simmons)

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Published November 16, 2017 at 11:54 am (Updated November 16, 2017 at 11:54 am)

City car park construction work update

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