Construction in UpTown Waterloo
King Street Streetscape
Phase II (Bridgeport Rd. to Elgin St.)
Construction on Phase Two of the King Street Streetscape project – between Bridgeport Road and Elgin Street – continues. This work requires the complete closure of King Street to all traffic until August, but the street will remain open for pedestrians. Detours routes will be signed to advise motorists how to travel around the work zone.
Access to business parking lots and driveways remain open along King Street, including the Tim Horton’s drive-thru exit. When access to private parking is limited, alternate arrangements will be made for businesses to use the parking lot at Regina Street and Bridgeport Road.
See the video below for the latest update on how the project is progressing.
Support the Uptown businesses affected by construction by participating in our #ChooseLocal Challenge during the months of August and September 2019. Find more details here.
Phase One Enhancements
In February of this year, Regional Council approved enhancements to the bike lanes, which will include the placement of additional signage and markings as well flexible bollards on both sides of King Street where vehicles have been encroaching into the bike lanes. For Phase One of the King Street project (ION tracks to Bridgeport), these signs, markings and bollards will be installed in the summer of 2019. For Phase Two (Bridgeport to Central), they will be installed later in the year.
Remember – No Parking on the Bike Lanes
For the safety of our cycling community, everyone is reminded not to park on these new cycling lanes. The City of Waterloo will be enforcing the no-parking bylaw along the new streetscape now that the bike lanes are complete and open for cycling.
There are many parking options in UpTown, and we encourage guests to review our Parking map to find a parking spot.
We thank you in advance for your cooperation as we strive to make UpTown a walkable, bikeable and safe place to live, play and work.
For more information about the project, please visit the Streetscape page on the City of Waterloo website.