The 24-million dollar Waterdown bypass has been given the green light by the province.
Environment Minister Jim Bradley has rejected the appeals by activists to have an environmental assessment done over concerns that the project poses a threat to local natural features like a wetland and a rare bird species.
Bradley says he accepts that the City of Hamilton has satisfied concerns raised about the project.
The minister is placing a couple conditions on the project including an additional municipal study to ensure groundwater in the area is protected.
A Waterdown bypass was first discussed back in the 1980’s and will run east of Highway 6 connecting with Dundas Street.
Ward 15 Councillor Judi Partridge is hopeful the bypass can be built within three to four years.