The Region of Waterloo and the City of Kitchener are planning improvements on Frederick Street from Lancaster Street to River Road in 2012. A Project Team, comprised of Region and City staff, have studied the needs of this roadway and have come up with a recommended alternative for this project. The recommended alternative proposes the reduction of lanes between East Avenue to River Road from 4 lanes (two through lanes in each direction) to two through lanes (one in each direction), left turn lanes at intersections (a two-way left turn lane between Edna Street and River Road), a westbound right turn lane at Edna Street and bike lanes between East Avenue and River Road (to connect with the City of Kitchener’s cycling network). The Project Team is also recommending the addition of two pedestrian refuge islands (one at East Avenue and one immediately in front of the A. R. Goudie facility to assist pedestrians in this area).
This project is following the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) process and is being undertaken as a Schedule B project. As part of this EA process, public consultation forms an integral part. In this regard, we have scheduled a Public Consultation Centre (PCC) to be held on Wednesday September 22nd from 4:30pm to 8:00pm in the main foyer of the Regional Administration Headquarters building at 150 Frederick Street, Kitchener. A display drawing illustrating the Project Team’s preferred alternative with be available to view. An information package that outlines key components of the project will also be available. Comments will be sought from the general public.