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Road paving on Front Street. (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

Crews have made “good progress” on Front Street paving work, the City of Hamilton said yesterday.

A spokeswoman for the corporation added that the road would be fully open to traffic when the asphalt had hardened enough but that it would take longer for parking bays to return to use.

She explained: “The city can report that crews are making good progress and should be finished the Front Street section by the end of day tomorrow – Friday, May 20, 2022.

Road paving on Front Street. (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

“The intention is to then, at that point, open up the driving lane to traffic as soon as the asphalt has sufficiently hardened.

“However, the parking lane will be closed all weekend to allow the asphalt to cure enough to be able to handle turning manoeuvres.

“Painting of the parking bay markings will take place the following weekend, to allow the asphalt to properly cure.”

The spokeswoman added: “When crews have completed the Front Street paving works, they will begin road paving at Albuoy’s Point on Monday, May 23, 2022, at which point there will be no parking permitted in the Albuoy’s Point area but access will remain open to local businesses.

“This means that to gain access to the area, vehicles can both enter and exit at the road opening opposite Par-la-Ville Street. However, this will be for access only.

“The city apologises for any inconvenience caused to commuters and asks for the public’s patience as we seek to improve our city’s roadways and sidewalks.”

Road paving on Front Street. (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

Road repairs this week led to congestion along detours, with some drivers ending up in a bottleneck on Queen Street.

A spokeswoman said yesterday that the city heeded “public response” and would open Front Street to eastbound traffic between 4.30pm and 6pm only.

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Published May 20, 2022 at 7:55 am (Updated May 20, 2022 at 7:55 am)

Front Street paving to finish today

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