The Municipality of Kincardine continues to advance plans for the Queen Street Reconstruction Project, tentatively slated to begin in the spring of 2023. The sanitary sewer line needs replacement as the municipality can no longer properly maintain the sewer main due to its frail condition.

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Location of Construction

The Queen Street Reconstruction will extend from Durham Market Square South to Durham Street.  

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Project Scope

B.M. Ross and Associates have completed the basement investigations and preliminary plans for the project. The project will include the replacement of buried assets associated with our water, wastewater and stormwater network. On the surface there will be new sidewalks, curb and gutter, and asphalt paving. The work zone will include removals and upgrades from building face to building face.  

 

Project Timelines

The project is tentatively scheduled to begin in the spring of 2023 and anticipated to take the entire construction season to complete. The working group is considering potential project phasing and timing and will share more details as they become available.  

 

A staff report will be brought back to Council in August, with consideration towards seeking budget approval for the project and approval to issue a tender this fall. This should ensure the successful contractor can begin work in early spring 2023.

 

Working Group

A working group has recently been established to make recommendations on the streetscape design, business access opportunities, business relations and accessibility opportunities. The working group consists of members from B.M. Ross, municipal staff, the BIA, Chamber of Commerce and Accessibility committee. The group will be developing communications to keep local businesses, residents, and the community informed of the project, as well as provide opportunities for input on the project.   

 

Accessing Businesses & Properties Downtown

Most of the stores and properties will be accessible through their front doors during the reconstruction but there will be days when businesses and residents can’t utilize their front door. Municipal staff and the BIA will work with businesses and downtown residents to keep disruptions to a minimal and look at other options, such as alleyways, rear parking and entrances to some buildings. More information will be shared about this work in the coming months.

 

Improving Accessibility Downtown

One opportunity with the reconstruction project is the ability to make our downtown more accessible for all. The new street design will meet the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. As one example, through the pre-design work, B.M. Ross is looking at existing door elevations and exploring new street grading to make as many businesses accessible as possible.

 

Public Meeting

A public meeting / information session will be scheduled in the coming months.

 

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:

 

 

Municipality of Kincardine

Adam Weishar, CET

Director of Infrastructure & Development

aweishar@kincardine.ca

519-396-3468 ext.7119

 

Municipality of Kincardine

Cherie Leslie

Community Economic Development Coordinator

cleslie@kincardine.ca

519-396-3468 ext. 7151

Engineer – B.M. Ross and Associates Ltd.

Project Manager

Darren Alexander, P. Eng.

dalexander@bmross.net

519-524-2641            

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