Construction in Uptown Waterloo


Check this page for updates on any construction occurring in Uptown.

For the most up-to-date road closures and construction notices, see the City of Waterloo’s website.

King Street Streetscape

Stage 2A (2022):

King Street, Elgin Street to Ezra Avenue

Tentative start / completion date and duration: February/March to November, 2022 (approx. 8-9 months).

  • Full road closure on King Street; local access maintained to residential driveway entrances (where possible, when active work is not taking place)
  • Temporary mid-block pedestrian crossing provided and maintained at all times
  • Construction access coordinated and maintained with ongoing residential developments located at 128 and 155 King Street

Stage 2B (2022):

King Street, Elgin Street to Central Street; and Central Street to Bridgeport Road

Tentative start date and duration: June to September 2022 (3 months)

  • Full road closure on King Street between Elgin Street to Central Street; local access maintained to area residents and businesses (where possible, when active work is not taking place)
  • Interim start and completion dates: Elgin Street – Central Street

(July 1 to September 6, 2022)

Road paving and local access provided to MacGregor Public School, restoration work and surface asphalt pending at intersection, restoration work completed on school property completed during interim dates

  • School Transportation (bus) routes via King Street and Central Street intersection
  • Short-duration road closure on King Street between Central Street to Bridgeport Road, surface asphalt paving and pavement markings only (road closure at night, early in the week Monday-Wednesday)

Bike Lane Enhancements

In February 2019, 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. These signs, markings and bollards were installed in the summer and fall of 2019.


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.