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 and what the street will look like when complete, please visit the City of Waterloo website.

Current Road Closures

Updated Sept 18, 2017

King Street, from Willis Way to Bridgeport, is closed to vehicular traffic. This includes the intersections at King/Erb, King/Dupont, and King/Princess. King Street is expected to re-open to northbound traffic by the end of October, and will reopen to all traffic mid-November.

Erb Street West, from Albert to King/Erb intersection, is closed until mid-late October. Albert Street is open and accessible from Erb Street West.

Vehicles can detour around this construction via Caroline or Regina. Bridgeport Road, between Albert and Regina, has been temporarily converted for two-way traffic to detour around construction.


For up-to-date Grand River Transit detours, please visit the GRT website.


September 18:

The west parking entrance (next to Angies) to the north parking lot is closed until 1pm today. The east entrance (next to the Atrium) is open for vehicles to access during this time.

Parking Options

For more information about parking in UpTown Waterloo, please visit our parking page!

Pedestrian Detours

Update provided by the Region of Waterloo. For more information, contact Julianna Arcese, 519-585-2255 or

Pedestrian detours change frequently. This information was updated Sept. 22, 2017, at 4PM.

Pedestrian Crossings:

King/Erb – the south, east and west crossings will be open for the weekend

King/Dupont – pedestrian crossings are open King/Princess – the pedestrian walkway across King will be open Friday night and Saturday night and Sunday, but closed Saturday and Monday during the day.


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About ION

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.

The Region has partnered with GrandLinq to design, build, finance, operate and maintain ION light rail transit (LRT) between Waterloo and Kitchener over the next 30 years.


Construction in UpTown Waterloo

As of November 30, 2016, King Street from Union Street to Erb Street has been reopened to two-way traffic. Work to build the future ION stop continues in the Waterloo Town Square North parking lot.

Construction Updates

To stay up-to-date on ION construction, visit ION’s Construction Updates page, or sign up to receive updates by email.

More Information

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

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