Construction is almost complete.

Crews are busy finishing the concrete and asphalt work in Phase 3, the final phase of the construction.

Project Phases / Timelines

*Timelines are an estimate and may change.

Construction will start at the intersection of Harbour and Queen Street, as the sanitary and storm sewer lines connect and outlet into the Harbour Street pipes.

  • Phase 1 - Harbour Street to Durham Market Square South, starting in late March, with completion by late July 2023.
  • Phase 2 - Harbour Street to Lambton Street, starting late May with completion by late September 2023.
  • Phase 3 - Lambton Street to Durham Street, starting in mid-July with completion by November 2023.

Each phase includes its own temporary watermain. Restoration of each phase will follow after underground work is completed. 

The majority of construction is set for completion in November 2023. 

Streetscaping (trees, planters, furniture, etc.) and topcoat of pavement is set to be completed in 2024.

Map of Downtown Kincardine highlighting the area which will be affected by construction.

Project Scope and Objectives

  • Replacement of storm sewers, sanitary sewers, watermains, and services.
  • Improved accessibility for sidewalks and building entrances.
  • Flexible landscaping including movable planters.
  • New accessible ramp and entrance for the Library
  • Cohesive design with the lakeshore, Harbour Street, and Queen Street north.
  • Full road reconstruction with new vehicular traffic calming measures to enhance pedestrian safety

Events & Promotions

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Project Details

The Downtown Dig is a long term project. Explore the information below for previous documents and details.

Media Releases

Open House - March 8, 2023

We hosted another community Open House on March 8th so everyone could learn more about the project. Thank you to those who took the time to come out.

If you didn't make it, here's some of the presented items:

Project Elements Completed 
  • Open House March 8, 2023
  • Project tender closed January 17, 2023
  • Tender released to Prequalified Contractors, December 2022
  • Request for Contractor Prequalification, October 2022
  • Open House September 24, 2022

Working Group

Our Downtown Dig Working Group members are:

  • B.M. Ross and Associates
  • Municipality of Kincardine Staff
  • Lakeside Downtown Kincardine B.I.A.
  • Accessibility Committee
  • Kincardine Chamber of Commerce

Our focus is to help make this project a success by reviewing elements, making recommendations, and communicating with the public.

Open House - September 24, 2022

A community Open House on September 24th gave us the opportunity to share preliminary plans and hear the ideas, comments, and suggestions of over 100 people. Thank you to those who took the time to come out.

If you couldn’t make it, here are some of the items presented:

Downtown Dig Kincardine E-Newsletter

This is a BIG project, and we want to ensure you know what's going on leading up to and during construction. That's why we've created a dedicated E-Newsletter to make it easy for you to stay up-to-date. Check out the most recent issue and click the button below to subscribe.

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Questions or Comments?

If you have any questions or comments you'd like to share with us about the Downtown Dig, let us know!

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Contact Information

We would like to thank all property owners, businesses, and residents for their ongoing co-operation with this work. For inquiries, please contact:

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General Construction

Adam Weishar, CET
Director of Infrastructure & Development
Municipality of Kincardine
519-396-3468 ext. 7119

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Business Support

Cherie Leslie
Community & Economic Development Coordinator
Municipality of Kincardine
519-396-3468 ext. 7151