The first of several LRT open houses in Hamilton has revealed a slight change of plans.
Developers are moving the proposed LRT maintenance facility from the Public Works yard on Wentworth Street to a plot of land near the McMaster Innovation Park at Longwood Road and Aberdeen Avenue.
LRT project director Paul Johnson told CHML’s Bill Kelly Show that the new option was among 30 sites that were considered.
He says the parcel of land is fairly close to the LRT line but it would still require a spur line and an upgrade to the aging Longwood Road Bridge.
A Metrolinx spokesman says some, or all, of the cost of those projects would all fall into the LRT’s 1-billion dollar budget.
The next public input session is schedule for today from 3 to 5pm and 6 to 8 at City Hall.
Upcoming LRT meetings
Sept. 13, 3-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at City Hall, 71 Main St. W.
Sept. 14, 5-8 p.m. at LIUNA station, 360 James St. N.
Sept. 15, 5-8 p.m. at Dr. John Perkins Centre, 1429 Main St. E.
Sept. 20, 5-8 p.m. at Battlefield House Museum, 77 King St. W., Stoney Creek
Sept, 21, 5-8 p.m. at Sackville Hill Seniors Recreation Centre, 780 Upper Wentworth St.
Sept. 22, 5-8 p.m. at Dundas Town Hall, 60 Main Street, Dundas