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.

Downtown Kincardine Queen Street Reconstruction E-Newsletter

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Location of Construction

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

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


Project Scope and Objectives

Investigations and preliminary plans are complete. The project includes:

  • Improved accessibility for sidewalks and building entrances.
  • Infrastructure replacement for storm sewers, sanitary sewers, watermains, and services.
  • Flexible landscaping including movable planters to improve green space and landscaping along Queen Street.
  • Cohesive design with the Beach, Harbour Street, and Queen Street.
  • Full road reconstruction.

Project Timelines

The project is set to begin in the spring of 2023, and we expect it will take the entire construction season to complete.
The working group is looking at project phasing and timing and we’ll share more details as they become available. As of September 2022, these are the projected timelines. Please note, they are subject to change.

  • Open House September 24, 2022 – Complete
  • Advertise tender in early November 2022
  • Close tender in late November 2022
  • Council to review and award tender December 2022
  • Begin construction in spring 2023
  • 2023 construction complete in November 2023
  • Installation of planters and plantings in Spring 2024
  • Topcoat asphalt paving in Spring 2024

Public Consultation

This project will have a big impact on Kincardine, which is why we've been connecting with folks in multiple ways.

Tell us your idea, comment, or suggestion!

We also have a Working Group and an Open House in September of 2022 gave us an opportunity to connect with the community and listen to their thoughts. Learn more about both:

 Working Group

Our Downtown Queen Street Reconstruction Project 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

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

If you’d like to get involved in making this project a success, reach out to our B.I.A. Director Jana-Leigh Ibbitson.

Open House - September 24th, 2022 

A project Open House on September 24th gave us the opportunity to 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:

If you have any questions, please contact us, or share your thoughts with us online.


Accessing Businesses & Properties Downtown

As we move through the planning and construction process, we may need access to buildings. This helps the Municipality, Engineer, and Contractor adapt servicing and entrance features. For example:

  • For buildings in the downtown core, installation of services will be through the foundation walls (where possible).
  • We may ask that owners and tenants remove or move items stored against foundation walls while servicing is underway.

Most days during construction, residents and customers will be able to access stores and properties through their front doors.

There may be occasions where this won’t be possible, but we will work together with the contractors and those affected to keep disruptions to a minimum. For these days, we’ll look to our alleyways, rear parking, and alternate entrances.

You will get notice of the disruptions and alternate routes closer to the time of construction.


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.


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.

Darren Alexander, P. Eng.

Project Manager

dalexander@bmross.net

519-524-2641            

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