Thursday, October 25, 2012

Brief but Significant Downtown Detours Friday for Lincoln Alexander Funeral Procession

The funeral procession for the late Honourable Lincoln M. Alexander will be on Friday, October 26th, 2012. After lying in repose at City Hall for three days, the body of Mr. Alexander will be transported from City Hall to Hamilton Place.

At 12:15 PM, Hamilton Police will close Main Street West, in front of City Hall to move the casket from the front doors of City Hall to the hearse. At 12:30 PM, a procession consisting of funeral vehicles, marching bands and Mr. Alexander’s family will proceed east on Main Street, north on John Street and west on King Street to MacNab. The procession will enter Hamilton Place via the loading doors located off of King Street, just west of MacNab. The approximate times for the road closures are below:

- Main St, between Bay and John from approx. 12:15 PM to 1:00 PM.
- James St, between York/Wilson and Jackson from approx. 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM.
- MacNab St, between Main and King from approx. 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM.
- King St, between Catharine and Bay from approx. 12:45 PM to 1:30 PM
- John St, between Jackson and King William from approx. 12:45 to 1:15 PM.

'1 KING'
INBOUND
Detour from King and Catharine Streets
- Left (south) on Catharine Street
- Right (west) on Hunter Street
- Left (south) on James Street and follow regular routing into the Hamilton GO Centre.

OUTBOUND
Detour from John and Jackson
- Right (east) on Jackson Street
- Left (north) on Bowen Street
- Right (east) on Main Street and resume regular outbound routing.

'1A KING' (to/from McMaster)
WESTBOUND
Detour from King and Catharine Streets
- Left (south) on Catharine Street
- Right (west) on Hunter Street
- Right (north) on Bay Street
- Left (west) on King Street and resume regular westbound routing.

EASTBOUND
Detour from Main and Caroline
- Right (south) on Caroline Street
- Left (east) on Bold Street
- Left (north) on James Street
- Right (east) at GO Centre entrance and follow regular 1-King routing to Eastgate Square.

'2 BARTON'
INBOUND
Detour from James and King William Streets
- Left (east) on King William Street
- Left (north) on John Street and resume regular OUTBOUND routing.

'3 CANNON'
INBOUND
Detour from James and King William Streets
- Left (east) on King William Street
- Left (north) on John Street and resume regular OUTBOUND routing.

'4 BAYFRONT'
INBOUND
Detour from James and King William Streets
- Left (east) on King William Street
- Left (north) on John Street
- Left (west) on Wilson Street/York Blvd.
- Right (north) on MacNab Street and resume regular OUTBOUND routing.

'5 DELAWARE'
WESTBOUND (To Downtown via King Street)
Detour from King and Catharine Streets
- Left (south) on Catharine Street
- Right (west) on Hunter Street
- Right (north) on Bay Street
- Left (west) on King Street and resume regular routing.

WESTBOUND (To Downtown via Hunter Street)
Detour from Hunter and John Streets
- Continue west on Hunter Street
- Right (north) on Bay Street
- Left (west) on King Street and resume regular routing.

EASTBOUND
Detour from Main and Caroline Streets
- Right (south) on Caroline Street
- Left (east) on Bold Street
- Right (south) on James Street
- Left (east) on Augusta Street
- Left (north) on John Street
- Right (east) on Jackson Street
- Left (north) on Bowen Street
- Right (east) on Main Street and resume regular routing.

'6 ABERDEEN/ 7 LOCKE / 8 YORK'
INBOUND '6 ABERDEEN' TRIPS / OUTBOUND '8 LOCKE' TRIPS
Detour from John Street and Hunter Street
- Left (west) on Hunter Street and resume regular outbound Locke routing at Hunter and James.

INBOUND '7 LOCKE' TRIPS / OUTBOUND '8 YORK' TRIPS
Detour from York Blvd./Wilson Street and James Street
- Continue east on Wilson Street
- Right (south) on Catharine Street
- Right (west) on Hunter Street and resume regular OUTBOUND York routing on Hunter, west of James.

INBOUND '8 YORK' TRIPS / OUTBOUND '6 ABERDEEN' TRIPS
Detour from York Blvd./Wilson Street and James Street
Continue east on Wilson Street
- Right (south) on Catharine Street
- Right (west) on Hunter Street
- Left (south) on James Street and resume regular OUTBOUND Aberdeen routing on James, south of Hunter.

'10 B-LINE EXPRESS'
WESTBOUND
Detour from King and Catharine Streets
- Left (south) on Catharine Street
- Right (west) on Hunter Street
- Right (north) on Bay Street
- Left (west) on King Street and resume regular routing on King, west of Bay.

EASTBOUND
Detour from Main and Caroline Streets
- Right (south) on Caroline Street
- Left (east) on Bold Street
- Right (south) on James Street
- Left (east) on Augusta Street
- Left (north) on John Street
- Right (east) on Jackson Street
- Left (north) on Bowen Street
- Right (east) on Main Street and resume regular routing.

'UPPER ROUTES'
'21 UPPER KENILWORTH,' 22 UPPER OTTAWA,' '23 UPPER GAGE,' '24 UPPER SHERMAN,' '25 UPPER WENTWORTH,' '26 UPPER WELLINGTON,' '27 UPPER JAMES,' '33 SANATORIUM' and '35 COLLEGE' will detour as follows:

INBOUND
Detour from John Street and Hunter Street
- Left (west) on Hunter Street
- Left (south) on James Street and resume regular OUTBOUND routing.

'34 UPPER PARADISE'
INBOUND
Detour from Hess and Bold Streets
- Right (east) on Bold Street
- Right (south) on James Street
- Left (east) on Augusta Street
- Left (north) on John Street
- Left (west) on Hunter Street
- Right (north) on Bay Street
- Left (west) on King Street and resume regular outbound routing on King, west of Bay.

'51 UNIVERSITY'
EASTBOUND
Detour from Main and Caroline Streets
- Right (south) on Caroline Street
- Left (east) on Bold Street
- Left (north) on James Street
- Right (east) into Hamilton GO Centre and resume regular routing.

WESTBOUND
From John and Hunter, after exiting the GO Terminal
- Left (west) on Hunter Street
- Right (north) on Bay Street
- Left (west) on King Street and resume regular routing.

Temporary Bus Stops will be installed at the following locations:
- Hunter Street, north side, between John and Hughson (routes 22, 23, 24 and 27)
- Hunter Street, north side, between James and Hughson (routes 5B, 5C, 51 and 52; 6, 25 and 26; 21, 33 and 35)
- Hunter Street, north side, just west of James (routes 7, 8 and 34)
- Catharine Street, west side, between King and Main (routes 1 and 8)
- Bowen Street, just south of Main (route 5)

To assist with the detours, the City of Hamilton Traffic Department will be temporarily removing onstreet parking from the following street:
- Hunter Street, north side, between John and James

The temporary bus stops on Hunter Street are shown below:


Source: Hamilton Street Railway Company

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