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Hamilton to review tightest curve on Red Hill Valley Parkway – The Spec

May 28, 2024

But larger study looking at safety issues like lighting and median barriers is paused

Hamilton will review the tightest curve on the Red Hill Valley Parkway to determine whether the historically crash-prone bend meets design safety standards.

But a broader, years-long study of the future of the parkway — which is supposed to include an evaluation of safe lighting, roadway geometry, possible median barriers as well as a potential widening — remains paused over Indigenous consultation concerns.

Consideration of a “field investigation” of the parkway’s tightest curve — a 420-metre-radius bend between Greenhill Avenue and King Street — was recommended in the final report of a judicial inquiry into the slippery Red Hill mystery that was released late last year.

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