Roads closed in Lancaster, Bridge Street area of Kitchener (update)

Several road closures were carried out in the Lancaster and Bridge Street area of ​​Kitchener on Tuesday afternoon.

The city initially reported that this was due to a leak, and a regional spokesman later confirmed that there was a sewage leak at the Bridgeport pumping station.

Repairs are underway and the region said staff and construction teams have minimized the spill.

A statement sent to 570 NEWS states: “The drinking water was not affected and residents are asked to avoid the area while repairs are being carried out. No public health risk was identified from the leak. ”

The Bridge and Lancaster Street roundabout remained closed Tuesday night with no known reopening time.

Below is the full list of road closures and drivers must plan for an alternative.

– Lancaster Street closed on Shirk Place
– Bridge Street closed on Shirk Place
– Bridge Street on Tyson Drive closed
– Bridge Street on Bloomingdale Road closed

NOTE: The following streets in Kitchener are closed due to an emergency. Please follow detours and avoid the area.

🚧 Lancaster Street W at Shirk Pl
🚧 Bridge St. W at Shirk Pl
🚧 Bridge St E at Tyson Dr
🚧 Bridge St E at Bloomingdale Rd N

– City of Kitchener (@CityKitchener) July 13, 2021

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