Queen Street now two-way between Main Street and King Street
HAMILTON, ON – The City of Hamilton has completed the final phase of the two-way conversion of Queen Street from Aberdeen Avenue to King Street W. Construction is now complete to convert Queen Street between Main Street and King Street W from one-way southbound to two-way. Work finished earlier this morning November 22, 2022, and two-way traffic is now flowing.
The scope of work included:
- Upgrades to the traffic signal at King Street W and Queen Street.
- Curb and Sidewalk Re-construction
- Pavement Markings and Signage Upgrades
The conversion of Queen Street between Main Street and King Street completes work the City started in 2020 for the two-way conversion of Queen Street S between Aberdeen and King W, which was approved by Council in November, 2017. That work had eight intersection improvements including new installation or upgrade of traffic signals, roadway restoration, curb and sidewalk reconstruction and pavement markings.
The conversion of Queen Street is part of a larger initiative by the City of Hamilton through the Transportation Master Plan and Vision Zero. Converting streets from one-way to two-way has been underway for more than 15 years in Hamilton to create more complete streets and make local streets more accessible for all road users including pedestrians and cyclists.
The project incorporates the principles of Vision Zero in the design in order to reduce speeds and overall collisions. The intersections and roadway improvements have been designed with a focus on the safe and efficient movement of pedestrian and cyclists. Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities standards have also been incorporated such as increased pedestrian and vehicle movement clarity, predictability, and visibility; simplified road crossing tasks; provision of accessible pedestrian signals; and prohibited certain vehicular movements.
The City of Hamilton thanks residents for their patience and cooperation as we complete these important infrastructure upgrades.
I am pleased to see the Queen Street two-way conversion completed. I have heard directly from Hamiltonians that road safety is a major priority, and I will work tirelessly to secure improvements for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers in all communities across our city.Mayor Andrea Horwath