Ottawa announces a plan to conduct an environmental assessment of the $186-million highway. The region’s assessment says the expressway will have major environmental impacts. The region will spend millions to minimize those impacts.
David Anderson, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, turns down a request by Friends of Red Hill Valley and the Canadian Environmental Law Association asking for a federal environment assessment because of the threat to fish habitat.
The Lincoln M. Alexander Parkway officially opens. The east-west leg of The Red Hill Expressway cost $160 million. The regional and provincial governments roughly split the cost.
The Mike Harris government will commit to paying $100 million toward the Red Hill Expressway project.
Mike Harris PC government elected
Hamilton Region Conservation Authority begins work on the Red Hill Valley Rehabilitation project. The $21m-plan was approved by the former NDP provincial government but funding is cut by newly-elected Conservatives.
Report of David Crombie – he produced a plan without an expressway, instead proposing the construction and expansion of arterial roads on either side of the valley. The compromise was rejected by regional council in 1994
Friends of Red Hill Valley established
Cancelling of provincial funding for Red Hill Creek expressway.
Bob Rae NDP government elected.
Construction began. Construction on both the King Street East and Queenston Road replacement bridges completed.