The re-opening of the Queen Street Hill has been delayed again.
The city’s Gary Moore says the busy mountain access will stay closed until at least the first week of November.
The reconstruction was originally scheduled to be completed by Labour Day.
It was then pushed back to mid to late October.
The access carries around 20-thousand vehicles a day and commuters felt the pain of the construction delays Thursday when the 403 slowed to a crawl for most of the day due to a fatal collision on the Ancaster Hill.
And some are suggesting the delays were made worse by the fact Hamilton doesn’t have emergency detour routes.
The Ministry of Transportation and the city have actually been talking about such a route since 2009, but so far no firm plan has come about.
The “EDR” route signs, used to guide drivers around accident locations, are paid for by the ministry and it is up to the municipality to identify the routes.