Construction projects

We maintain city roads, trails and sidewalks through rehabilitation and new building projects. Visit our closures page for road, trail and sidewalk disruptions related to construction projects.

Use this page to report potholes and learn more about current construction projects.


On this page

  1. Potholes
  2. Active construction projects
  3. Resurfacing and repairs
  4. Sidewalk and trail connections
  5. Future projects

Potholes

We fix potholes as needed throughout the year. Report a pothole using this form and select the 'road and bike lanes' option.

If your vehicle was damaged from a pothole on a city street, use our insurance claim page to learn more about making a claim.


Active construction projects

Use this list to learn about road, trail and sidewalk projects scheduled or in progress.

Project activity is subject to change without notice.

Road reconstruction:

Road reconstruction is the complete removal and replacement of pavement, curbs, underground sewers and watermains. Sidewalks and boulevards are also removed and replaced.

This list is for general information only and not to be used for decision making on land development, site alteration, private construction or real estate.

Stream and stormwater management pond restoration projects:

Stream and stormwater management pond restoration involves removing vegetation, sediment and debris. Creek banks are rebuilt and replanted to prevent soil erosion and improve water habitat and quality.


Brighton Trailhead improvements

New seating and signage at Brighton Street trailhead and minor trail improvements.

View the project information on EngageWaterloo.

Expected start: Spring 2024 

Expected completion: Summer 2024

Contact: emily.brown@waterloo.ca


Herbert Street

Finish asphalt from George Street to Union Street.

View the project information on EngageWaterloo.

Expected start: Spring 2024

Expected completion: Spring 2024

Contact: gavin.vermeer@waterloo.ca


Hillcrest Avenue

Road reconstruction from Alexandra Avenue to William Street.

View the project information on EngageWaterloo.

Expected start: Spring 2024

Expected completion: Summer 2024

Contact: gavin.vermeer@waterloo.ca


Keats Way and Clair Creek

Fixing a stream that flows into Clair Creek and putting in a new storm sewer.

View the project information on Engage Waterloo.

Expected Start: Summer 2024

Expected completion: Fall 2024

Contact: gavin.vermeer@waterloo.ca


Langford Place and Quickfall Drive

Road reconstruction from Mayfield Avenue to the end of the cul-de-sac.

View the project information on Engage Waterloo.

Expected start: Spring 2024

Expected completion: Fall 2024

Contact: mike.lupsa@waterloo.ca


Laurel Creek from Hillside Park to Highway 85

Creek rehabilitation along Laurel Creek from Hillside Park to Highway 85 (select locations). 

View the project information on EngageWaterloo.

Expected start: Summer 2024

Expected completion: Fall 2024

Contact: jessica.brown@waterloo.ca


Moore Avenue South

Road reconstruction from John Street East to Erb Street.

View the project information on EngageWaterloo.

Expected start: Spring 2024

Expected completion: Fall 2024

Contact: caroline.amyot@waterloo.ca


Schaefer Street

Finish asphalt from Weber Street to the end of the cul-de-sac.

Expected to start: Spring 2024

Expected to finish: Summer 2024

Contact: mike.lupsa@waterloo.ca


Teakwood Drive, Teakwood Place and Thorncrest Drive

Boulevard work and finishing asphalt from Teakwood Drive, Teakwood Place and Thorncrest Drive to Glen Forrest Boulevard.

View the project information on EngageWaterloo.

Expected start: Spring 2024

Expected completion: Fall 2024

Contact: mike.lupsa@waterloo.ca 


Toman Drive

Install a new sidewalk on Toman Drive from Northfield Drive to Labrador Drive.

Expected Start: May 2024

Expected Completion: August 2024

Contact: chris.dedman@waterloo.ca


Trillium Valley Park Stormwater Pond 48

Cleaning and updating Pond 48 to improve water quality and reduce maintenance. Aligning Clair Creek to accommodate changes to the pond.

View the project information on EngageWaterloo.

Expected start: Summer 2024

Expected completion: Fall 2024

Contact: gavin.vermeer@waterloo.ca


Waterloo Street (north on Moore to tracks)

Road reconstruction, from Moore Avenue South to Roger Street, as well as a small section of Moore Avenue South from the train tracks to Waterloo Street.

View the project information on EngageWaterloo.

Expected start: Summer 2024

Expected completion: Fall 2024

Contact: gavin.vermeer@waterloo.ca


Westside employment lands

Finish asphalt on Copper Street.

Expected start: Spring 2024

Expected completion: Spring 2024

Contact: mike.lupsa@waterloo.ca


Various resurfacing and repairs in Colonial Acres

Various resurfacing techniques, including remove and replace, mill and overlay asphalt, curb and sidewalk repairs.

Expected start: Spring 2024

Expected completion: Summer 2024

Contact: jeremy.macculloch@waterloo.ca

Mill and overlay asphalt
RoadSection

Castlefield Avenue

Anndale Road to Lee Avenue
Normandy Avenue Anndale Road to Lee Avenue
Oxbow Road Lee Avenue to Cul-de-sac
Pilgrim Circle Lee Avenue to Cul-de-sac

Various resurfacing and repairs across the city

Various resurfacing techniques, including remove and replace, mill and overlay asphalt, curb and sidewalk repairs.

Expected start: Spring 2024

Expected completion: Summer 2024

Contact: jeremy.macculloch@waterloo.ca

Remove and replace asphalt
RoadSection
Arlene Place Terrystone Walk to end
Auburn Drive Carene Court to Crimson Drive
Cardill Street Westvale Drive to cul-de-sac
Cheltonwood Crescent East Benjamin Road to Elmhurst
West Benjamin to Cheltonwood Crescent
Croyden Place Southwick Place to end
Dupont Street West King Street North to Albert Street
Foxhill Place (spot repair) Westvale Drive to cul-de-sac
Karen Walk Amos Avenue to Keats Way
Northlake Drive Highpoint Avenue East to Pine Island Crescent
Northlake Drive Twinflower Crescent to Burning Bush Drive
Parkwood Court Blythwood Drive to cul-de-sac
Pine Island Crescent Northlake Drive to Jack Pine Place South
Public Lane University Avenue to end
Rustic Drive Wissler Road to Wissler Road
Southwick Place Braemore Avenue to end of cul-de-sac
Thorndale Drive
Westridge Drive
Westridge Place
Thorndale Place to Fischer-Hallman Road
Wells Lane Erb Street to Dawson Street
Westridge Drive Thorndale Drive to Fischer-Hallman Road
Westridge Place Westridge Drive to cul-de-sac
Wintergreen Drive West Clearwater Crescent to Highpoint Avenue
Mill and overlay asphalt
RoadSection
Colby Drive (west leg) Northfield to Colby Drive to Colby Place
Ezra Avenue King Street to Albert Street
Frobisher Drive Davenport Road to McMurray Road
Highpoint Avenue Rolling Hills Drive to Lakeview Drive
Kingscourt Drive Davenport Road to Davenport Road

Sidewalk and trail connections

None scheduled at present.


Future construction projects

Trans Canada Trail extension

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 in 2017. 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. We will add additional details to this site.

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