Herchimer Avenue Reconstruction
Herchimer Avenue (south of Dundas Street East to Keegan Parkway)
Design - Finalized in 2017
Utility Construction Work - Ongoing - Road and Sewer Work start Spring 2018
This project is the reconstruction of Herchimer Avenue from Dundas Street East to Keegan Parkway. This section of Herchimer Avenue provides a link between Dundas Street East and the East Bay Shore Trail, however there are no sidewalks and pedestrians must walk on the shoulders of the road. Drainage is accommodated by open ditches with the west ditch experienceing frequent washouts and other damage due to high flows during heavy rain events. Maintenance of the west ditch and culverts are an ongoing operational issue and concern.
Watermains and sanitary sewers are older infrastructure and will require repair or replacement. The signalized intersection at Dundas Street east and Herchimer Avenue has pedestrian crosswalks on two legs of the intersection and left turn lanes on Dundas Street East provide only minimal storage for left turn vehicles.
The proposed project includes:
- New road with curb and gutters
- New storm sewer (to eliminate ditches)
- New Storm Water Management pond to treat storm water before discharging into the Bay of Quinte
- New 1.5m concrete sidewalk along west side between Dundas Street East and Keegan Parkway
- Repair of sanitary sewers
- Replacement of watermains
- Upgrade of the level crossing for the road and new sidewalk
- Reconstruction of the signalized intersection at Dundas Street East and Herchimer Avenue to provide turning lanes and pedestrian crosswalks on all four legs of the intersection
- CPR approvals for level crossiong improvements are outstanding and discussions with CPR are ongoing.
- Relocation of Veridian's hydro poles is underway and nearing completion. Old poles will be removed when other utilities (Bell and Cogeco) are relocated.
- Road and sewer construction is scheduled to begin in spring 2018.
- A Public information Centre was held on Tuesday November 22, 2016 to provide interested persons with information regarding the reconstruction of Herchimer Avenue south of Dundas Street East.
Public Information Centre Boards - November 22, 2016