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Spring 2018 Construction Forecast:

  • Completion of concrete bike lanes and landscaping on King between the tracks and Bridgeport. One-way traffic will be maintained. This work has been rescheduled from mid-April to mid-May due to this unseasonably cold April. Anticipated duration is 8 weeks.
  • Full closure for reconstruction on Albert Street from Erb to Bridgeport. Anticipated duration is approximately 4 months. Start date will be confirmed once the City hires a contractor. Businesses on Albert can contact the BIA to discuss parking, delivery, and other concerns.


Current and Upcoming Construction Projects in UpTown Waterloo

King Street Streetscape

This is a road improvement project on King Street North in UpTown Waterloo. The project is replacing underground infrastructure, improving sidewalks and amenity spaces along the street, and adding segregated lanes for cyclists. For more information about the project, please visit the City of Waterloo website.

Albert Street Reconstruction

In 2018, the City of Waterloo will undertake a reconstruction project on Albert Street between Erb Street and Bridgeport. This project is expected to be a full road closure for underground service repair and replacement, and surface streetscaping. For more information, please contact the City of Waterloo.

Past Construction Projects

ION Rapid Transit

The ION Rapid Transit construction in UpTown Waterloo has been completed. Light Rail Vehicle (LRV) testing began in January 2018.

Set to begin service in 2018, ION is the Region of Waterloo’s rapid transit system that will service Cambridge, Kitchener and Waterloo. ION will provide a frequent, reliable and convenient way to travel throughout the region. ION is part of a region-wide transit system that will connect rapid transit with a network of Grand River Transit (GRT) iXpress and local bus routes.

For more information about ION, visit, email or call the construction hotline: 1-844-625-1010.