Residents Urged To Take Advantage Of Construction
Construction season is set to begin, and the City wants homeowners to see if their streets are on the list so that they can coordinate home improvements with planned construction projects.
Residents can find the list of streets, sidewalks and bridges to be works on — and details regarding the major capital construction projects from now through 2014 — in this Friday’s Kingston Whig-Standard (and the Whig Extra) and at www.CityofKingston.ca/projects.
“Now is the time to request work to improve a home’s water pressure, add a gas line, or replace a sewer line,” says Jim Keech, President and C.E.O. of Utilities Kingston. “Coordinating your home improvement with a project planned for your street just makes sense.”
This year’s priority construction projects include:
- The widening of John Counter Boulevard between Division Street and Sir John A. Macdonald Boulevard.
- Complete reconstruction of sections of streets in the Inner Harbour neighbourhood including Montreal Street, Raglan Road and Markland Street.
- Complete reconstruction of sections of streets in the area of Queen’s University including University Avenue, Alfred Street, Earl Street and Stuart Street.
Utilities Kingston and City road construction crews coordinate their efforts to replace aging underground utility services with replacing deteriorating road surfaces in the City to make efficient use of labour, materials and other inputs, save on project costs and minimize traffic disruption.
Capital infrastructure projects are sustainably supported by the City’s annual incremental 1% municipal tax levy and Federal Gas Tax Funds transferred to the City twice a year on a per capita basis. See www.cityofkingston.ca/sustainability and look under the Economic pillar of the City’s Corporate Strategic Plan to learn more about how the City plans to sustainably manage its infrastructure assets.
Release source: City of Kingston | Photo: Kyle May