Thank you for joining us at the Queen Street Reconstruction Open House Event this fall. We are planning additional events in the New Year to share more project updates with businesses and the community.
Our goals for the reconstruction is to...
Improve the accessibility for sidewalks and building entrances
Update the storm sewers, sanitary sewers, watermains and other services
Include more movable planters to improve green space
Create a cohesive design with the Beach, Harbor Street and Queen Street
Include traffic calming measures to enhance pedestrian safety
Area of Construction
The portion of Queen Street that will be impacted during the Reconstruction project will extend from Durham Market Street South to Durham Street.
Public Open House - September 2022
Request for Contractor Prequalification - October 2022
Tender released to Prequalified Contractors - December 2022
Project Tender closes - January 17, 2023
Council to review & award tender - January/February 2023
2nd Public Open House - March 2023*
Construction begins - Spring 2023*
Construction complete - November 2023*
Installation of planters and plantings, Spring 2024*
Top coat asphalt paving, Spring 2024*
*Pending Council approval for awarding tender
Reconstruction Working Group
We’re working with the Lakeside Downtown Kincardine BIA, Accessibility Advisory Committee, and Kincardine & District Chamber of Commerce to make enhancements in the downtown.
Photo front row (l-r): Darren Alexander, B.M. Ross; Darrel Perry, BIA; Tammy Schneider, Chamber; Sean Kelly, Plural Consulting. Back row (l-r): Jana-Leigh Ibbitson, BIA; Cherie Leslie, Municipality of Kincardine; Ryan Riehl, B.M. Ross; Adam Weishar, Municipality of Kincardine. Absent from photo Bruce Edwards, Accessibility Advisory Committee.
New Street Design
After reviewing several street cross sections, the working group preferred a new cross section design that includes an additional drive-over curb. The drive-over curb visually separates parking spaces from the traveled portion of the road, helping to slow vehicular traffic and also improves accessibility into many businesses. With this new design we can remove steps from the sidewalks into many of the downtown businesses so stores are more accessible to everyone.
Photos: Clinton Main Street with drive over curb delineating parking spaces from travelled road.
Photo: Seaforth Main Street with additional drive-over curb.
How will downtown events be impacted during construction next year?
Municipal staff are meeting with the various groups, like the Kincardine Pipe Band, to determine where they can perform and where events can be hosted during the Reconstruction of Queen Street. Stay tuned for more information in the New Year.