Joseph Street and Stewart Street: Victoria Street South to north end and Park Street East to end

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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.

It is anticipated that construction will occur in the spring of 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 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.
  • Addition of cycling infrastructure.

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.


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

It is anticipated that construction will occur in the spring of 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 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.
  • Addition of cycling infrastructure.

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.

  • Stage 1 Construction (Stewart) Scheduled to start July 4, 2022

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    Temporary watermain will be installed first week starting July 4.

  • Contractor intro, parking and pre-condition survey information

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    The City of Kitchener has awarded J. Weber Contracting Limited the contract for reconstruction work on Stewart and Joseph Street. Construction on is scheduled to start on/or about May 24, 2022 with an anticipated completion on/or about November 1, 2022.

    The City of Kitchener has retained an Engineering Consultant to act as Project Manager for this project and should you have any questions, concerns or require special access to your residence during construction they should be your first point of contact. 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 the 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 OZA Inspections Limited and if they haven’t already, they will be contacting you within the next few days to arrange for this pre-condition survey. This survey will include 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 the vibrations to be experienced are much less 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 the Covid-19 restrictions, the City of Kitchener will not be issuing temporary parking permits for residents displaced due to road reconstruction. At this time, only when you are displaced, please park on adjacent streets nearby your home. You will be permitted to park longer than 3 hours, and overnight. Ensure that your vehicle is parked in permitted areas only and that you do not interfere with any construction operations. Communication remains ongoing with the Bylaw Enforcement team to ensure residents displaced by construction are noted, and ongoing patrols will continue in order to enforce illegal parking and/or safety related issues. If you require parking enforcement, please contact 519-741-2345. If you have any inquiries, please speak to the site inspector for further direction

  • 2nd Public Information Letter

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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(s) listed above. These improvements are scheduled to begin, on or about, May 24, 2022, with an estimated completion date on or about November 1, 2022. You will 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, sidewalks and Multi-Use Path will be installed.
    • Upgrade the asphalt roadway.
    • Replace all driveway ramp entrances in concrete.

    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.

    Presentation materials were shared with the public last year outlining the details of the proposed improvements to these streets. Updated details have been posted for viewing of all members of the public including owners and residents that will be directly affected by the proposed improvements. Please visit

    https://www.kitchener.ca/en/development-and-construction/infrastructure-projects.aspx and look under the “Stewart Street and Joseph Street Road Reconstruction Project” section for more information

  • Letter to Residents

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    During the next few weeks, you may observe surveyors undertaking a detailed field survey in your neighborhood. The survey is being completed in preparation for the reconstruction in your neighbourhood.

    As is common with many city reconstruction projects, the service of a consulting engineering firm has been arranged to work with City of Kitchener staff. The firm of IBI Group has been selected for this project.

    In order to gather the required details the survey will include the frontage of your property as well as the street. The purpose of this survey is to locate all existing features (trees, gardens, steps and walkways, etc.) on the plans for preliminary study and final design.

    The surveyors should not interfere with your regular activities but will identify themselves if you have any questions.

    The reconstruction is being done to replace the older, deteriorated underground services.

    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.
    • Addition of cycling infrastructure.

    It is anticipated that construction will occur in the spring of 2022.


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