Editorial Cartoon by Graeme MacKay, The Hamilton Spectator – Friday April 1, 2016
Downbound lanes of Sherman Access East closed
City crews expect to reopen the downbound lane of the Sherman Access east Thursday morning that has been closed most of today because of a rock slide.
Brian Hughes, manager of capital rehabilitation and technical operations with the City of Hamilton, said rocks began falling from the side of the escarpment late morning Wednesday onto the eastern portion of the downbound lane.
The lane was closed as crews removed the rocks and overnight tonight they are planning to put in place concrete barriers to keep any further falling rocks from making it onto the road.
No one was injured and no vehicles were damaged, he said. Most of the falling rock ended up in the ditch.
The section of escarpment had been scheduled for scaling – the removal of loose rocks – later this year, said Hughes. (Source: Hamilton Spectator)