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Proposals to open for next step in Highway 7 widening project

February 14, 2024  By Rock to Road Staff

(Photo credit: jenslphotography, Adobe Stock)

KITCHENER, Ont. – The Ontario government is approaching another milestone on its Highway 7 widening project, with proposals set to open for the replacement of the Frederick Street bridge in Kitchener.

Proposals will open on February 28 for the replacement and lengthening of the bridge. These changes will ensure traffic flow in both directions, while also adding shoulders and multi-use paths for pedestrians and cyclists.

This bridge replacement is a key part of Phase 3 of the Highway 7 reconstruction project. When fully completed, the new Highway 7 will include seven interchanges between Kitchener and Guelph, including a multi-level connection to Highway 85 and a new crossing over the Grand River.

“Today’s announcement is an important next step in the provincial government’s commitment to move the Highway 7 project forward,” said Berry Vrbanovic, Mayor of Kitchener. “The construction of the Frederick Street Bridge will not only help connect residents and businesses between Kitchener, Guelph and surrounding areas but will also be key to moving goods throughout southern Ontario, across Canada and elsewhere in North America.”


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