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Courts rule in favor of Red Hill Creek Expressway

HAMILTON, Ont. -- After a lengthy legal battle, construction of the Red Hill Creek Expressway has finally been appr...


HAMILTON, Ont. — After a lengthy legal battle, construction of the Red Hill Creek Expressway has finally been approved.

The Federal Court of Appeal recently dismissed an effort by Environment Canada, supported by Hamilton East MP Sheila Copps, to block the expressway due to environmental concerns.

The attempt to block the project was deemed "frivolous and a waste of taxpayers’ money," by Hamilton Chamber of Commerce chief executive officer, John Dolbec. He now anticipates vehicles will be running the new highway by 2005 at the latest, now that the red tape has been cut.

With winter fast approaching, there has been no decision as to when work will begin on the project, but city officials are eager to get it underway as soon as possible.


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