Hamilton politicians seek to improve Barton and Wellington Street intersection – Hamilton

An offer is underway to improve safety on Barton and Wellington streets, less than three weeks after a tragic collision at this intersection.

A 65-year-old man was killed on October 28 when he was struck by a dump truck while attempting to cross the intersection with his mobility scooter.

A motion presented to the Hamilton Public Works Committee on Monday by Ward 3 of the council. Nrinder Nann, will conduct a road safety audit at this location.

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Nann’s motion states that the audit will be based on the principles of Vision Zero, with recommendations to be presented to committee members by the end of June 2022.

The motion was seconded by Ward 2 Coun. Jason Farr, who acknowledges that the intersection of Barton Street E and Wellington Street N needed “special attention.”

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Mike Field, Hamilton’s acting director of transportation operations, promises a full review of the intersection’s function.

“Anything and everything is in the playbook,” Field adds, regarding potential security improvements.

Hamilton Police are investigating, but have ruled out speeding and driver impairment as contributing factors in the Oct. 28 death.

The incident was the 13th traffic-related fatality in Hamilton in 2021.

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