Road work season underway in Kincardine

Highway 9 reconstruction to begin this week

With summer now in full swing, so are road work projects in the Municipality of Kincardine.




According to municipal staff, public works crews are in the midst of their annual pave and shave program, patching up and repairing small sections of road throughout the municipality. Last week, crews focused on Gary and Philip Streets near Trillium Court and this week have begun sidewalk replacements through Kincardine.


As well, this week the major Highway 9 road reconstruction project begins. The road work, from Highway 9 and Highway 21 to the intersection of Highway 9 and Bruce Road 7, is expected to take two years to complete. The work will include repaving eight kilometres of road on Highway 9; drainage improvements, including new ditches and culverts; highway grade adjustments to improve visibility; and increased pavement width.


Temporary traffic signals have been installed at the intersection of Highway 21 and Kincardine Avenue for a detour route on the South Line and are expected to be functional starting this week, Ontario Ministry of Transportation spokesperson Liane Fisher told The Independent.


Road work will continue until November, shut down for the winter and resume next spring. The project is expected to be completed by early fall 2015.