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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 November 21, 2017

King Street, from Willis Way to Bridgeport, is closed to vehicular traffic. This includes the intersections at King/Dupont and King/Princess. King Street is expected to open to traffic on or about December 1.

The King/Erb intersection re-opened to one lane of traffic on November 2. It is expected to fully re-open to traffic on or about December 1.

Erb Street West, from Albert to King/Erb intersection, is closed until approximately December 1. The Albert/Erb intersection is currently closed until approximately mid-December.

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.


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 Nov 21, 2017, at 9:52AM.

Pedestrian Crossings:

Pedestrian crossings are open at all intersections. At King/Erb, pedestrians are advised to be cautious and watch for vehicular traffic moving west to east on Erb Street.

Other Pedestrian Disruptions 

The east sidewalk between Princess and Bridgeport is closed. Access to Night School is maintained via Princess.

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.

More Information

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

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