Construction projects

We maintain and construct city roads, trails and sidewalks through paving, utility work, rehabilitation and new capital projects. Help keep crews safe by slowing down and watching for signs and workers.

Current construction works

The following projects are undergoing across the city. We will add new projects as they are scheduled for the 2019 construction season.

Projects Description of Work Contact
Albert Street Road reconstruction, streetscape improvement and bike lanes from Erb Street to Bridgeport Road Darren Scott
Dale Crescent/Carlaw Place Road reconstruction from Dale Crescent to Carlaw Place. Mike Lupsa
Glenbridge Drive Surface asphalt to complete previous reconstruction from Glenbridge Drive to Glenbridge Place, Mike Lupsa
King Street North Completion of bikes lanes, street trees, landscaping and benches. Jakub Cyperling
Marsland Drive Surface work to complete road reconstruction from Lexington Road to University Avenue  Mike Lupsa
Spruce/Hickory Street Storm sewer on Waterloo Collegiate Institute lands and surface works on Spruce Street.   Mike Lupsa
Woolwich Street Boulevard and surface work to complete reconstruction from Bridle Trail to University Avenue Francis Reyes
Ongoing asphalt resurfacing/repairs Asphalt repairs as needed, across Waterloo.  Tim Conyard

Ongoing and future projects

Trans Canada Trail (the Great Trail)

A joint project between the City of Waterloo, Region of Waterloo and the Township of Woolwich resulted in a study to realign a portion of the Trans Canada Trail (now the 'Great Trail’) to form a more direct route between Waterloo and Woolwich.

A review of route options resulted in the preferred route following along Parkside Drive in Waterloo to the Farmers Market area via the existing rail corridor.

Consultation

Information on this work was presented to the public on November 30, 2017 with presentation boards. Some themes heard from the public included:

  • safety, such as lighting and crossing major roads
  • connections to adjacent businesses
  • what would happen to the current Trans Canada Trail alignment
Next steps

The study work is nearing completion which will position the municipal partners to access funding opportunities as they arise. Further details will be added to this site as they arise.

If you have questions about this project, contact the project manager at 519-747-8791, TTY (for deaf) 1-866-786-3941 or chris.hodgson@waterloo.ca 

Moses Springer Park

The Waterloop and Laurel runs trail system run through Moses Springer park and are part of the city's high priority trail network. The existing asphalt trail is in need of being rebuilt in 2018 and 2019 and the current location of the existing playground is sitting in a low area of the park and is susceptible to moist conditions throughout the year and needs to be moved. 

If you have questions about this project, contact the project manager at 519-747-8066, TTY (for deaf) 1-866-786-3941 or gavin.vermeer@waterloo.ca 

Uptown streetscape improvement

Segregated bike lanes have been added to King Street in uptown Waterloo. The bike lanes are marked with painting symbols, cycle crossings have been painted green and no-parking signs have been installed. Municipal enforcement will be enforcing the no-parking bylaw along the new streetscape to ensure safe, open cycling lanes. 

This project was initiated to improve the streetscape of the uptown core along King Street from Central Street to Erb Street in order to:

  • make King Street more accessible for all mode of transportation, including pedestrians
  • create a a safe, lively and attractive place to work, live, shop, learn and play
  • co-ordinate design elements and improve the quality of economic life in uptown Waterloo

In addition to the bike lanes, replacement of stormwater, sanitary sewers, watermain and underground utilities were included in this project. Additionally, widening of the sidewalks, new pedestrian-centric street lights, trees, landscaping and street furniture was included. 

Updates

Visit our road closures page for ongoing updates related to this project. It is anticipated that King Street between Brideport Road and Elgin Street will be closed to vehicles between April and August 2019. The area will remain open to pedestrians.

In February 2019, Region of Waterloo council approved recommendations to include additional signage, markings and the installation of flexible bollards to distinguish bike lanes from the roadway.

Supporting documents

For more information, contact project manager Eric Saunderson at 519-575-4746 or esaunderson@regionofwaterloo.ca