Mount Albion Road

By Jason Leach
Published January 26, 2007

It seems another round of debate is starting up over whether Mount Albion Road should be closed once the Red Hill Expressway opens.

I wouldn't expect the city's plan to change now at the 11th hour, especially since there was much public consultation over this idea several years ago and the majority of local residents would like to see it closed.

Personally, I could support the idea of having the road closed to all vehicles except for buses, or the city may want to begin exploring new bus routes that can use the Expressway.

Limeridge Road was closed upon opening of the Linc and it was a very busy, major road in its time. Local residents now love the quiet by having it as a local street.

Closing Mt Albion only makes sense with a massive new freeway being built right next to it.

I know some folks would rather see more roads and less buses, bikes or pedestrians in Hamilton, but this is a small closure that will make life easier and safer for its users while providing a much needed link-up to the Albion falls area and Mountain Brow path system.

Jason Leach was born and raised in the Hammer and currently lives downtown with his wife and children. You can follow him on twitter.

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By giygas73 (anonymous) | Posted November 07, 2007 at 15:18:02

I dont understand why anyone would want to close mt albion. my arguments:

-if mt albion is closed, people who live in paramount area will have to take the highway just to get up the mtn if they are coming from greenhill area
-if mt albion is closed, busses (ie the parkdale) will either have to pick a new route, or go up the highway, and if it has to go up the highway, there will not be sufficient amount of stops for people going up the mtn from greenhill area
-seniors cant drive on a 90km highway just to go up the mtn, think about it
-school busses (enough said)
-if the highway is cram-jammed how is anyone going to get to paramount from greenhill
-the road is already open, why close it
-bruce trail already exists, trail going up and down the mtn already exists, mt albion falls is already linked to other parts of the mtn through bruce trail
-the top of mt albion is brand new road, now were going to SPEND TAX MONEY to rip it all down, and then make a bike path, when a bike path already exists

all of these reasons lead me to the conclusion that it should not be closed.

just stating my opinion. oh and btw, can anyone tell me 100% if it is closing or staying open. please send me an e-mail at

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