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Kitchener's King Street grade underpass re-opening Friday

Last Updated Jul 26, 2017 at 7:08 pm EDT

Photo courtesy of Region of Waterloo YouTube video

This news should clear your Kitchener traffic headaches.

The King Street grade separation, located downtown Kitchener, just west of the King/Victoria intersection will re-open to traffic Friday afternoon.

This is huge milestone for the region as they have been working on the separation for around 2 years.

The newly built separation is vital to ensuring safe and convenient travel for cars, pedestrians, cyclists, GO Transit and VIA Rail passengers, as well as, future ION riders.

Daily, the King Street grade separation carries freight and passenger trains above. Below, vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists, and ION light rail transit vehicles, will pass through, uninterrupted by the overhead train operations.

The separation is one of the most intricate pieces of the ION project.

Since light rail transit was approved in 2011, more than $2 billion in private development has been invested along the route.