It's going to be a big year for rehabilitation work on two of Hamilton's mountain accesses.
City Council has approved spending 50 thousand dollars to replace and rebuild the retaining wall on James Mountain Road.
General Manager of Public Works Gerry Davis says the work is needed because of structural deficiencies which were highlighted by a mudslide following heavy rains last year.
Davis believes they'll be able to keep the James Mountain Road access open while that work is completed.
The far more significant impact on motorists involves the Queen Street Hill which is also scheduled for reconstruction this year.
Davis says timelines haven't been established since the project is still out for tender, but it's likely to be closed for a significant period of time.
He adds that they'll likely time that work during the summer when it will have "minimal impact".