Yesterday's and this morning's traffic nightmare on Hwy 403 within the Hamilton city limits underscores another weakness in a potential West Harbour stadium location. The big problem, as I see it, is that any event at that location will rely on only one Hwy to move people into the stadium area from Brantford, Oakville, Burlington, Flamborough, Wellington County and even those coming across the Linc to go down the hill to the stadium.........all it will take is even a minor collision to snarl traffic to a complete standstill.
On the other hand, a location such as Confederation Park is not as vulnerable as there are many alternate routes to the area with people arriving from many directions.
Here are some articles in today's Spectator concerning the problems with Hwy 403:
Another 403 eastbound bottleneck
Ron Albertson, The Hamilton Spectator
Tractor-trailer rollover at Linc and eastbound 403
May 21, 2010
It’s another traffic nightmare for morning commuters.
read article here:http://www.thespec.com/News/Local/article/773161
Gridlock plan for 403 still not road ready
May 21, 2010
Dana Brown and Paul Morse
The Hamilton Spectator
(May 21, 2010)
Nearly a year after a working group was created to address traffic chaos on Highway 403 during emergencies, Hamiltonians are still waiting for a plan.
read article here:http://www.thespec.com/News/Local/article/773034