East Avenue: Frederick Street to Krug Street

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As part of the City of Kitchener’s ongoing efforts to provide consistent and reliable service, we have scheduled road and sewer improvements in your neighbourhood on the street(s) listed above.

These improvements are scheduled to begin, around March 2024, with an estimated completion around December 2024. You will be notified closer to the date construction is scheduled to start on your section of the street, as well as 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, including additional hydrants as required.
  • 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.
  • Replace the existing cycling facilities.
  • Install and/or replace retaining walls.

These improvements will 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.

How you may be affected

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.

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

All residents are also invited to review the project information 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 above.

Road reconstructions help Kitchener adapt to climate change

Replacing outdated stormwater pipes and adding green infrastructure during road construction makes Kitchener more resilient to future flooding caused by climate change. This road reconstruction project is funded in part by the Government of Canada. For more information about the City of Kitchener's partnership with the Government of Canada through the Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund, visit kitchener.ca/Stormwater.

Soak up rain and reduce runoff

Kitchener has partnered with Reep Green Solutions to help you make changes to beautify your yard and reduce runoff. To learn more and see if you qualify for a free, on-site consultation with a landscape designer, visit Reep's Rain Smart Neighbourhoods.


As part of the City of Kitchener’s ongoing efforts to provide consistent and reliable service, we have scheduled road and sewer improvements in your neighbourhood on the street(s) listed above.

These improvements are scheduled to begin, around March 2024, with an estimated completion around December 2024. You will be notified closer to the date construction is scheduled to start on your section of the street, as well as 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, including additional hydrants as required.
  • 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.
  • Replace the existing cycling facilities.
  • Install and/or replace retaining walls.

These improvements will 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.

How you may be affected

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.

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

All residents are also invited to review the project information 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 above.

Road reconstructions help Kitchener adapt to climate change

Replacing outdated stormwater pipes and adding green infrastructure during road construction makes Kitchener more resilient to future flooding caused by climate change. This road reconstruction project is funded in part by the Government of Canada. For more information about the City of Kitchener's partnership with the Government of Canada through the Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund, visit kitchener.ca/Stormwater.

Soak up rain and reduce runoff

Kitchener has partnered with Reep Green Solutions to help you make changes to beautify your yard and reduce runoff. To learn more and see if you qualify for a free, on-site consultation with a landscape designer, visit Reep's Rain Smart Neighbourhoods.

  • Construction Begins May 6, 2024

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    The City of Kitchener has awarded Sousa Concrete the contract for reconstruction work on East Avenue. Construction is scheduled to start on/or about May 6, 2024 with an anticipated completion on/or about November 30, 2025.

    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 the City Project Manager remains a key point of contact. Please feel free to contact the project manager, Lou Slijepcevic, Lou.Slijepcevic@kitchener.ca or 519-741-2200 ext. 7153.

    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 inspection.

    Pre-condition inspection 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 inspection will prove very helpful in quickly and accurately resolving any claims, should they arise.

    The pre-condition survey will be conducted by OZA Inspections Ltd and if they haven’t already, they will be contacting you within the next few days to arrange for this inspection, which will include 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.

    How you may be affected by construction

    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.

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

    Contacts

    City of Kitchener Project Manager

    Lou Slijepcevic, 519-741-2200 x 7153

    Consultant Project Manager – MTE Consultants Inc

    Lyndsay Dokas, 519-743-6500 x1339

    Consultant Construction Inspector – MTE Consultants Inc

    Erik Pankratz, 519-465-6468

    Contractor – Sousa Concrete

    Chris Saraiva, 519-623-5572

    Corporate Contact Centre (24 hour)

    519-741-2345

    We appreciate your patience and understanding during this project.

  • Project Information and Questionnaire

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    As part of the City of Kitchener’s ongoing efforts to provide consistent and reliable service, we have scheduled road and sewer improvements in your neighbourhood on East Avenue from Frederick Street to Krug Street.

    These improvements are scheduled to begin, around March 2024, with an estimated completion around December 2024. You will be notified closer to the date construction is scheduled to start on your section of the street, as well as how long access to your driveway will be affected.

    About the improvements

    The specific improvements scheduled for East Avenue between Frederick Street and Krug Street are:

    • Upgrade the existing storm sewer, sanitary sewer and water mains, including additional hydrants as required.
    • 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.
    • Replace the existing cycling facilities.
    • Install and/or replace retaining walls.

    The specific improvements scheduled for East Avenue between Cameron Street and Eugene George Way are:

    • Upgrade the water mains, including additional hydrants as required.
    • Connect existing water services to the new main.
    • Restoration of the asphalt roadway.

    These improvements will 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.

    How you may be affected

    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.

    Before construction starts, an inspection of homes and businesses will be undertaken to determine the condition of buildings in the construction area. The selected consulting firm will contact you directly to arrange for a voluntary inspection of the exterior and interior of your building. This inspection is done to protect the property owner.

    Answer the questionnaire

    In order to help us address any specific issues or considerations, we ask that you please complete the Resident/Owner Questionnaire Form. If you have any plans to redevelop your property (severance, additional units, etc.), please let us know so that we can coordinate any proposed changes with the new roadwork.

    For homeowners that live within the project limits and are interested in connecting private storm drains that accept sump pump discharge please complete the Storm Service Survey.

    Both surveys can also be found under the “Survey” tab on the project page.

    Contact us

    If you have any questions and/or concerns about this project, please feel free to contact the project manager, as listed under the “Who’s Listening” tab page, by phone at 519-741-2200 ext. 7815 or by email at diana.lupsa@kitchener.ca.

Page last updated: 03 Jun 2024, 11:24 AM