Cambridge Avenue: Bruce Street to Sherwood Avenue

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Map of project limits

These improvements are tentatively scheduled to begin, on or about, April 18, 2022, with an estimated completion date on or about September 30, 2022 subject to Council budget approval in early 2022. Once a schedule for the construction has been confirmed you will be notified. You will also be notified closer to the date construction is scheduled to start on your section of the street, and also how long access to your driveway will be affected.

The specific improvements scheduled for this street are:

  • Upgrade the existing storm sewer, sanitary sewer and water mains.
  • Replace existing sanitary and water services from the new mains to the property line.
  • Curb and gutter, and sidewalks will be installed.
  • Upgrade the asphalt roadway.
  • Replace all driveway ramp entrances in concrete.

The City is proposing some elements of the “Complete Streets” approach including a narrower roadway. The roadway asphalt width will be reduced from 9.5m to 7.0m. Parking will be allowed as it is currently allowed.

Please read the Information Package for more details about how this construction may affect you.

All residents are also invited to view the Project Info. Boards for more information.

Progress and major milestones will be posted on this project page. Subscribe to get project updates by using the Stay Informed 'Subscribe' button.


These improvements are tentatively scheduled to begin, on or about, April 18, 2022, with an estimated completion date on or about September 30, 2022 subject to Council budget approval in early 2022. Once a schedule for the construction has been confirmed you will be notified. You will also be notified closer to the date construction is scheduled to start on your section of the street, and also how long access to your driveway will be affected.

The specific improvements scheduled for this street are:

  • Upgrade the existing storm sewer, sanitary sewer and water mains.
  • Replace existing sanitary and water services from the new mains to the property line.
  • Curb and gutter, and sidewalks will be installed.
  • Upgrade the asphalt roadway.
  • Replace all driveway ramp entrances in concrete.

The City is proposing some elements of the “Complete Streets” approach including a narrower roadway. The roadway asphalt width will be reduced from 9.5m to 7.0m. Parking will be allowed as it is currently allowed.

Please read the Information Package for more details about how this construction may affect you.

All residents are also invited to view the Project Info. Boards for more information.

Progress and major milestones will be posted on this project page. Subscribe to get project updates by using the Stay Informed 'Subscribe' button.


  • Contractor Introduction, parking, pre-condition inspection

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    The City of Kitchener has awarded Sierra Infrastructure Inc the contract for reconstruction work on Cambridge Avenue (Bruce Street to Sherwood Avenue). Construction is scheduled to start on/or about late April or early May 2022 with an anticipated completion on/or about late fall 2022.

    The City of Kitchener has retained an Engineering Consultant to act as Project Manager for this project and they should be your first point of contact should you have any questions, concerns or require special access to your residence during construction. Their contact information can be found in the contact list provided at the end of this letter. However, as the City Project Manager I remain a key point of contact; my contact information has been provided in the contact list. A Construction Inspector will be on site daily while the contractor is working. Should you have any questions or concerns while the work is in progress, the Construction Inspector can be identified by the white hardhat and can be approached at any time or contacted using the number provided in the contact list. Should you experience an after-hours emergency, please contact the 24 hour Contact Centre at 519-741-2345.

    The Contractor will start the project with the setup of their temporary watermain and by completing the pre-condition survey.

    Pre-Condition Survey of Structures

    On heavy construction projects, it is the City of Kitchener’s standard practice to offer to inspect any buildings that might be affected by construction activities before construction starts. If during or after construction residents/tenants experience any concerns with their property, the information from the pre-construction survey will prove very helpful in quickly and accurately resolving any claims, should they arise.

    The pre-condition survey will be conducted by Wristen's Home Specialties Inc. (WHS) and if they haven’t already, they will be contacting you to arrange this survey. This survey includes an inspection of the interior and exterior of each property to document the existing condition prior to construction. In large high rise apartment buildings the ground floor area will be inspected, but the individual apartment units above will not be inspected.

    We appreciate that some tenants/residents may not want a pre-condition survey of their home and we would like to stress that you are under no obligation to do so. Should this be the case, please advise the representative when they call.

    You will likely feel some vibrations during the routine operation of construction equipment; however, studies have shown that these vibrations are much less severe than the vibration level likely to cause structural damage. We do recommend that you remove light, fragile or delicate objects from shelves when construction activity is taking place adjacent to your property.

    Should you experience any problems during construction, please contact me immediately and I’ll address or direct your concern to the contractor if needed. If immediate action is needed, such as an issue with your services and City Staff or Representatives are not immediately available, you are welcome to contact the contractor directly.

    Should situations arise during or after this construction project, the following contact information and telephone numbers are provided for your convenience.

    On Street Parking

    During reconstruction, temporary parking permits will be issued to displaced residents to allow on-street parking when needed. The permits will list streets for parking options as you will be permitted to park longer than 3 hours and overnight. Permits are to be displayed on the dash of your vehicle. Ensure that your vehicle is parked in permitted areas only and that you do not interfere with any construction operations. We communicate with the Bylaw Enforcement team to ensure residents displaced by construction are noted, although illegal parking and/or safety related issues will continue to be enforced. If you require parking enforcement, please contact 519-741-2345. If you have any inquiries, please speak to the site inspector for further direction

    Should you experience any problems during construction, please contact me immediately and I’ll address or direct your concern to the contractor if needed. If immediate action is needed, such as an issue with your services and City Staff or Representatives are not immediately available, you are welcome to contact the contractor directly.

    Should situations arise during or after this construction project, the following contact information and telephone numbers are provided for your convenience.

    On Street Parking

    During reconstruction, temporary parking permits will be issued to displaced residents to allow on-street parking when needed. The permits will list streets for parking options as you will be permitted to park longer than 3 hours and overnight. Permits are to be displayed on the dash of your vehicle. Ensure that your vehicle is parked in permitted areas only and that you do not interfere with any construction operations. We communicate with the Bylaw Enforcement team to ensure residents displaced by construction are noted, although illegal parking and/or safety related issues will continue to be enforced. If you require parking enforcement, please contact 519-741-2345. If you have any inquiries, please speak to the site inspector for further direction.

  • Project Information - June 2021

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    As part of the City of Kitchener’s ongoing efforts to provide exceptional service, staff has scheduled road and sewer improvements in your neighbourhood on the street listed above.

    These improvements are tentatively scheduled to begin, on or about, April 18, 2022, with an estimated completion date on or about September 30, 2022 subject to Council budget approval in early 2022. Once a schedule for the construction has been confirmed you will be notified. You will also be notified closer to the date construction is scheduled to start on your section of the street, and also how long access to your driveway will be affected.

    The specific improvements scheduled for this street are:

    Upgrade the existing storm sewer, sanitary sewer and water mains.

    • Replace existing sanitary and water services from the new mains to the property line.
    • Curb and gutter, and sidewalks will be installed.
    • Upgrade the asphalt roadway.
    • Replace all driveway ramp entrances in concrete.

    The City is proposing some elements of the “Complete Streets” approach including a narrower roadway. The roadway asphalt width will be reduced from 9.5m to 7.0m. Parking will be allowed as it is currently allowed.

    These improvements are being done to upgrade the existing, deteriorated underground services and above-ground surface features, in order to prevent future system failure. The project will be funded through utility user fees and will not result in a direct charge to the homeowner.

    In order to carry out these improvements, it will be necessary to close this street to through traffic. Prior to any road closure, signs will be posted on the approaching streets advising motorists of the date and the duration of the closure.

    Pedestrian access will be maintained to all properties at all times and vehicular access to all properties within the construction area will be maintained for as long as possible. On-street parking permits, which will allow parking on adjacent side streets, will be hand-delivered to affected homes before vehicular access is cut off.



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