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    Red Hill Valley Parkway long term hazard

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamil...kway-1.5009053

    The friction level of the surface of Red Hill Valley Parkway in Hamilton is apparently very poor, well below standards. This is not a seasonal thing, it will need some form of remediation.
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    A report outlining dangerous and deficient construction was supressed for six years? Say it isn't so. This is going to cost the city a fortune. They should prosecute and cancel the pension of staff members that knew about it and kept it hidden. This whole cover your *** attitude with public money has to be crushed.

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    wow
    any parties involving a fatality on that road will have a field day with this
    if there isn't already, I'd expect a nasty class action for this
    taxes are going to go up in Hamilton
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    Re: Red Hill Valley Parkway long term hazard

    Quote Originally Posted by JavaFan View Post
    taxes are going to go up in Hamilton


    And in other news... Water is wet.

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    Re: Red Hill Valley Parkway long term hazard

    debatable
    but not germane to the topic
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    Why in the heck wouldn't they just force the contractors to come back and fix it if it was defective? Will they publish a list, and blacklist them at least?
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    Naw. They will slap them with a fine that they will not pay and tie up in court for years and still be the contractor for the city in the meantime reaping millions.

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    Re: Red Hill Valley Parkway long term hazard

    Quote Originally Posted by Baggsy View Post
    Why in the heck wouldn't they just force the contractors to come back and fix it if it was defective? Will they publish a list, and blacklist them at least?
    big public infrastructure projects like that also have to be bonded
    so even if the contractor has gone bankrupt
    if they have not performed, the bonding agency has to pay to fix it

    really a good question Baggsy

    you'd almost think Hamilton had a corruption problem or something
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    Re: Red Hill Valley Parkway long term hazard

    The cheap solution? Lower the speed limit to 50km/h.

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    It's not just construction defects. There are safety issues on RHP that are the result of poor engineering. For example, steel segment strips IN a curve. But we're talking about Hamilton, they love engineering poor safety conditions here. For example, I wouldn't ride downtown on main street in wet conditions, some idiot decided to paint an entire crosswalk, not stripe, but fully paint the whole damned area. Somebody didn't realize that road paint is like ice to tires. Not only did they not realize it, but they thought it was some kind of hate crime when they started noticing skid marks on the damned thing.
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    Re: Red Hill Valley Parkway long term hazard

    around here, its nick named Body Bag Boulevard.....

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    Re: Red Hill Valley Parkway long term hazard

    Quote Originally Posted by Roadghost View Post
    The cheap solution? Lower the speed limit to 50km/h.

    Your not not far off. The reported interim plan is to reduce the speed limit from its current 90 Km/h to 80 km/h with lots of police presence, until it’s resurfaced. Guess they are hoping to recoupe as much cash as possible to pay for the resurfacing. This may Prevent some of the accidents, but the bigger issue is the lack of merging space between on ramps and off ramps. Too many vehicles trying to crisscross into each other’s lanes.

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    Re: Red Hill Valley Parkway long term hazard

    Quote Originally Posted by SunnY S View Post
    around here, its nick named Body Bag Boulevard.....
    Formerly, 'The Dead Hill Expressway'.

    The day it opened, I came off the qew (from east) and spun a 540 where it bends. The pavement was brand new. Sun was out, warm day, nothing wrong with my tires. I'd never experienced that, and wondered wtf? I kept it off the fence.
    Latest report cleared it up for me, yrs later!

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    Re: Red Hill Valley Parkway long term hazard

    So have do you make asphalt that is too slippery and why doesn't it happen more often?

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    Re: Red Hill Valley Parkway long term hazard

    Never had a issue with RHE in any weather. Has anybody ever looked at condition of vehicle and distracted driving. I sure am not a slow driver but my vehicles have no issue with road surface, just pay attention people.

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    Re: Red Hill Valley Parkway long term hazard

    agreed with above,

    I just hope enough people get scared to death to use it and seek alternate routes, so the traffic congestion eases,

    rush hour traffic is nasty on there.

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    Re: Red Hill Valley Parkway long term hazard

    I've never had a major issue on the RHVP, but I sure as hell can feel the difference when its wet, bike and car can get skiddish in a couple of corners and all the ramps. I've warned out of towners when the come to visit when its raining, esp on the ramps. This roads biggest issue is left lane hogs & those who refuse to carry some speed on a ramp and or apply throttle early enough get up to speed.
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