Reconstruction project closes Bleams Road in Kitchener

Multi-use trails, roundabouts and a revitalized road surface are on the way for Bleams Road in Kitchener.

A road reconstruction project is set to get begin, rolling out on May 21 and bringing closures to Bleams between Fischer-Hallman Road and Trussler Road.

A notice from the Region of Waterloo warns that work will be undertaken in stages, with local access maintained for emergency vehicles, local residents and patrons. The reconstruction project is projected to be completed in late 2025.

Portions of Bleams Road will reopen to traffic upon completion of each stage of work, though a detour will also be in place for through traffic, from Fischer-Hallman Road, Ottawa Street South, over to Trussler Road.

Multi-use trails will be installed on both sides of Bleams Road, adding capacity for active transportation and connections for pedestrian traffic.

For motorists, roundabouts will be added on Bleams through Commonwealth Street, Donnenwerth Drive, Isaiah Drive and Trussler.

Also included in the reconstruction project is a widening on Bleams to four lanes from Fischer-Hallman Road to Commonwealth Street, and raised centre medians for the roadway between Fischer-Hallman Road and Donnenwerth Drive for improved safety. Those medians will restrict left turns for traffic.

You can find more on the Bleams Road improvement project on the Engage WR website.

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