The City of Hamilton’s legal staff have notified councillors that estimated costs of the ongoing Red Hill Valley Parkway (RHVP) judicial inquiry are going up.
Originally, the city set aside $7 million in 2019 to cover the cost of the probe, which involves a 2013 report that raised concerns about the pavement’s “slipperiness.”
City solicitors are now asking councillors to approve a revised estimate of between $26 and $28 million plus additional disbursement costs.
So far the query has hit $18 million in costs to date.
“The city expects to incur an additional $7.8 million to $8.3 million in costs between July 2022 and March 2023,” staff said in a new report.