By Laura Lennie, News Staff
An extensive stretch of King Street is getting a much-needed makeover next year.
Battlefield Drive to Applewood Avenue will see road reconstruction, sidewalk, streetlight and water main replacement, as well as sewer repair. The bridge above Stoney Creek, just past Elm Avenue on King Street East, will also get a new deck, sidewalks and railings.
Work on the $6.5-million capital project is expected to begin in March 2015 and will continue until December 2015.
City design manager Susan Jacob said the area’s infrastructure is in “poor condition” and needs to be “rehabilitated.”
“The sequence of construction is not known at this time,” she said. “Once the contractor and the finalized scope have been established, the city will work with them to produce a work sequence.”
Jacob said the city is currently working on a detailed design of the project.
The work’s impact on commuters travelling through the busy stretch has not been determined, she added.
“All inconveniences are not known at this time,” Jacob said. “There will be a public meeting in the future to discuss the impacts to the drivers and buses during the time of construction.”