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Information session for updates on water, sewer project: Front Rd. and King St. West

Information session for updates on water, sewer project: Front Rd. and King St. West

Attend an in-person information session on Monday, Sept. 26 at 5 p.m., to hear updates on the water and sewer project on Front Road and King Street West.

The information session will take place at the INVISTA Centre (1350 Gardiners Rd.), meeting rooms A/B. Utilities Kingston’s President and CEO, David Fell; Director of Utilities Engineering, Remi Adedapo; and Chris Phippen, Manager, Utilities Engineering, will provide project updates and answer questions from community members.

Utilities Kingston had started a large, phased, multi-year project to improve water and sewer infrastructure in the community, however the contractor encountered site conditions that they did not anticipate. As a result, the work has been temporarily halted. All parties are concerned and interested in finding a solution to restart work on the project.

“We understand the frustration and delays this stoppage has created for commuters in the area, and the toll it is taking on residents. Cyclists and pedestrians have been especially impacted, and we apologize for the inconvenience,” says Fell. “We look forward to updating our community at this information session.” 

At this information session, Utilities Kingston will provide updates on progress and timelines, which will also be posted to this website on Sept. 27.

About the project

This project will redirect sewage from the Portsmouth Pumping Station and interconnect a trunk water main. It is expected to save energy, reduce sewer overflows, create capacity to support downtown development, and improve operations and system performance. 

The current phase of the project, Phase 2A, awarded to EBC Inc., affects areas along Front Road and King Street West from Sand Bay Lane (Front Road bridge) to Country Club Drive.

Safe traffic flow is a priority:

  •        Due to the narrow lanes, this is a “Shared Lane” and “No Passing” Zone. Do not pass cyclists in this reduced lane area.
  •        The construction zone has been posted as 40 kph.
  •        Reduce your speed when encountering cyclists.
  •        Leave a safe following distance should a cyclist need to stop suddenly.

Learn more from the project page and recent website article.