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Current and Upcoming Construction Projects in UpTown Waterloo


Albert Street Reconstruction

This project is a full reconstruction of Albert St. from Erb to Bridgeport. 

At the end of 2018, the City of Waterloo’s contractor for this project, Sierra Infrastructure, installed road base, curbs and base asphalt, and completed water services connections, sidewalk, driveway aprons, landscaping and cleanup. Unfortunately, the contraflow cycling lane has not been completed due to the inclement weather experienced this past fall. The contraflow cycling lane has been filled with granular material over the winter and will be completed first thing in the spring of 2019. See a rendering of the plan here

For more information about this project, please contact the City of Waterloo.



King Street Streetscape

Phase II (Bridgeport Rd. to Elgin St.)

The next phase of the improvements on King Street North in UpTown Waterloo includes work north of Bridgeport Road to the Central Street and Elgin Street. The construction is tentatively scheduled to commence in late March 2019 and take approx. four months to complete (by August). The work will be completed by the Region’s contractor, Clearway Construction Inc., in a series of stages commencing at Elgin Street.  King Street will be closed to vehicular traffic during this work, with pedestrian access maintained. One-lane of westbound traffic will be maintained on Bridgeport Road until the intersection needs to be closed for paving and pavement marking operations.


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.




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 2019, 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.