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 learn more about reporting potholes and 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, visit 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. Not to be used for decision making on land development, site alteration, private construction or real estate.

Stream restoration project:

Stream restoration is the vegetation, sediment and debris removal. Creek banks are rebuilt and replanted to prevent soil erosion and to improve water habitat and quality.


Albert Street

Resurfacing, cycling facility, watermain replacement and upsizing from Columbia Street to Weber Street on Albert Street.

View the project information on EngageWR.

Expected start: Spring 2022 

Expected completion: Fall 2022

Contact: kyle.bossie@waterloo.ca 

 


Alexandra Avenue

Road reconstruction from Westmount Road to Lourdes Street on Alexandra Avenue.

View the project information on EngageWR.

Expected start: Spring 2022

Expected completion: Spring 2022 for boulevard and surface works and 2023 for surface asphalt.

Contactkyle.bossie@waterloo.ca 


Bechtel Park creek rehabilitation

Creek rehabilitation, storm outfall, and trail repair south of the ball diamond.

Expected start: Summer 2022

Expected completion: Fall 2022

Contact: jessica.brown@waterloo.ca 


Brighton Street

Road reconstruction from Marshall Street to Noecker Street on Brighton Street.

View the project information on EngageWR.

Expected start: Spring 2022

Expected completion: Fall 2022

Contact: mike.lupsa@waterloo.ca


Dunvegan Drive

Installation of speed humps on Dunvegan Drive (8) and Sandowne Drive (6). Construction of a raised intersection at the west Dunvegan Drive and Sandowne Drive intersection. Construction of a speed table on Sandowne Drive across the north leg of the intersection with Boxbury Drive north and one on Sandowne Drive at the Sandowne Park Entrance located east of the Boxbury Drive south intersection

View the project information on EngageWR.

Expected to start: Summer 2022

Expected to finish: Fall 2022

Contact: fariha.mannan@waterloo.ca


Herbert Street

Road reconstruction from George Street to John Street in phase 1 in 2022. Road reconstruction from John Street to Union Street in phase 2 in 2023.

View the project information on EngageWR.

Expected start: Spring 2022

Expected completion: Fall 2023

Contact: gavin.vermeer@waterloo.ca


Larch Street

Road reconstruction from Balsam Street to Hickory Street. 

View the project information on EngageWR.

Expected start: Spring 2022 for landscaping and warranty work

Expected completion: Spring 2022

Contact: kyle.bossie@waterloo.ca


Laurel Creek - Hillside Park to Highway 85

Select locations along Laurel Creek from Hillside Park to Highway 85 will receive creek rehabilitation. 

Expected start: Spring 2022

Expected completion: Fall 2022

Contact: gavin.vermeer@waterloo.ca


Lincoln Road

Surface asphalt from south of Bluevale Street to University Avenue East.

Expected start: Spring 2022

Expected completion: Spring 2022

Contact: chris.dedman@waterloo.ca


Longfellow Drive

Surface asphalt from Westmount Road to Shakespeare Drive.

View the project information on EngageWR.

Expected start: Spring 2022

Expected completion: Spring 2022

Contact: mike.lupsa@waterloo.ca


Mackay Crescent

Completion of boulevard and surface works on Mackay Crescent from Weber Street to Alvin Street. Surface asphalt in 2023.

View the project information on EngageWR.

Expected start: Spring 2022

Expected completion: Spring 2023

Contact: gavin.vermeer@waterloo.ca


Pedestrian Bridge 72 replacement

Replacement of failed culverts/trail at Forwell Creek, between Forwell Creek Road and Dearborn Boulevard.

View the project information on EngageWR.

Expected start: Summer 2022

Expected completion: Fall 2022

Contact: jessica.brown@waterloo.ca 


Roosevelt Avenue - under warranty, surface asphalt 2022

Completion of surface works from 2020 road reconstruction on Roosevelt Avenue from Warrington Drive to Erb Street.

Expected start: Spring 2021

Expected completion: Spring 2022

Contact: caroline.amyot@waterloo.ca 


Sandowne Drive

Installation of speed humps on Dunvegan Drive (8) and Sandowne Drive (6). Construction of a raised intersection at the west Dunvegan Drive and Sandowne Drive intersection. Construction of a speed table on Sandowne Drive across the north leg of the intersection with Boxbury Drive north and one on Sandowne Drive at the Sandowne Park Entrance located east of the Boxbury Drive south intersection.

View the project information on EngageWR.

Expected to start: Summer 2022

Expected to finish: Fall 2022

Contact: fariha.mannan@waterloo.ca


Silver Lake / Waterloo Park / Laurel Creek

Continuation of 2020 work Laurel creek rehabilitation through dredging of Silver Lake, landscape and architectural improvement to Waterloo Park frontage. 

View the project information on EngageWR.

Expected start: On-going

Expected completion: Summer 2022

Contact: caroline.amyot@waterloo.ca 


Watermain Crossing - Highway 85

Trenchless installation of watermain at new crossing of Highway 85 South of Lexington Road. 

Expected start: Spring 2022

Expected completion: Fall 2022

Contact: caroline.amyot@waterloo.ca


West Side Employment Lands

Platinum Drive surface asphalt to complete extension.

Expected start: Fall 2022

Expected completion: Fall 2022

Contact: mike.lupsa@waterloo.ca


Various resurfacing and repairs

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

Expected start: Spring 2021

Expected completion: Fall 2021

Contact: kevin.zach@waterloo.ca 

Remove and replace asphalt
RoadSection

Black Oak Crescent

Northlake Drive to White Oak Place
Cairncroft Place Gatestone Boulevard to Cul-de-sac
EIWO Place Dansbury Drive to Cul-de-sac
Margaret Avenue Erb Street to Bridgeport Road
Paris Boulevard Extension of Paris Boulevard (cul-de-sac)
Skylark Road Northfield Drive to Northlake Drive
Forsyth/Stanley  Intersection regrading and reconfiguration
Westvale Drive  Westvale Gate to Thorndale Drive (east leg)
Mill and overlay asphalt
RoadSection

Albert Street

Seagram Drive to University Avenue
Bluevale Street Erb Street to Bridgeport Road
Coleridge Drive Hiawatha Drive to Shakespeare Drive
Hemlock Street University Avenue to Hickory Street
Lester Street  University Avenue to Hickory Street
Margaret Avenue Erb Street to Bridgeport Road
 McDougall Road  Erb Street to Shakespeare Drive
Northlake Drive  Skylark Rd to Black Forest Place (east)
Union Street  Intersection at Herbert Streeet and at Lucan Street

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 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