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The intersection of King and Victoria streets in Kitchener will be closed for three days next week while Bell Canada moves underground infrastructure ahead of the LRT and King Street rail underpass projects. (Region of Waterloo)

Traffic in downtown Kitchener will hit a snag next week as the intersection of King and Victoria streets will be closed.

Bell Canada is moving their underground infrastructure before construction begins on the LRT and the future King Street rail underpass.

Darshpreet Bhatti, the Region of Waterloo's director of rapid transit said the closure is in accordance with provincial safety guidelines.

"Whenever you are working under an intersection, there are guidelines that we have to make sure traffic is not on top of it," he said.

In a release, the region lists the following detour routes:

• Those travelling eastbound on Victoria St. will be detoured via Charles-Water-Duke and back onto Victoria St.

• Those travelling westbound on Victoria St. will be detoured via Duke-Francis-Charles and back onto Victoria St.

• Those travelling southbound on King St will be detoured via Wellington-Duke-Francis and back on King St.

• Those travelling northbound on King St will be detoured via Water-Duke-Wellington and back onto King St.

The King and Victoria intersection will be closed on at 7:00 a.m. Tuesday until 7:00 p.m. Thursday.