Frederick Street: Bruce Street to Victoria Street North

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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.

The reconstruction is being done to replace the older, deteriorated underground services. It is anticipated that construction will occur in two phases with phase one planned for Spring of 2024 and phase two the Spring of 2025.

The following is a brief list of specific improvements being considered:

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

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 page.

As more information becomes available, we will post it to this page. Subscribe to get email notification of project updates by using the Stay Informed 'Subscribe' button.

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

The reconstruction is being done to replace the older, deteriorated underground services. It is anticipated that construction will occur in two phases with phase one planned for Spring of 2024 and phase two the Spring of 2025.

The following is a brief list of specific improvements being considered:

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

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 page.

As more information becomes available, we will post it to this page. Subscribe to get email notification of project updates by using the Stay Informed 'Subscribe' button.

  • Project information

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    These improvements are scheduled to begin, around, April 22, 2024, with an estimated completion date on or around November 14, 2025. 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.

    Guided by the city’s Complete Streets Guidelines (2019), several new features will improve safety for all forms of transportation:

    • Wider sidewalks to improve pedestrian safety and comfort
    • Addition of cycle tracks, as directed by the city’s Cycling and Trails Master Plan (2021). Cycle tracks are outside of the roadway at the same height as the sidewalk. They are attractive to all ages and abilities, due to the strong separation from motor vehicles.
    • Improved bus stop access
    • Wider boulevards with new tree plantings
    • Narrower pavement widths and other traffic calming measures, including reduction of vehicles lanes to a single lane in each direction with additional turning lanes at intersections to maintain current levels of service for vehicle travel

    Here is a conceptual image of the proposed cross-section:

    Image of cross section

    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.

    You can find more information on how you may be affected by a road reconstruction in the information package.

    We want to hear from you

    In planning for the upcoming road reconstruction, we would like to hear from you about:

    • Any issues you had in the past with sewer backups, flooding, or water pressure.
    • What we might need to know about you before we begin construction.
    • Your interest in having a private storm drain connection installed.

    Help us take your needs into consideration when planning the road reconstruction. Please take a few minutes to answer our Resident/Owner Questionnaire.

    During construction, we may be able to install a private storm drain connection to your property for a minimal fee. This connection would accept sump pump discharge and/or localized surface drainage from your property. To learn more and express your interest, answer the Storm Service Survey.

Page last updated: 09 May 2024, 12:41 AM