Uptown Waterloo Celebrates Phase 2 Streetscape Completion This Weekend

by | Oct 3, 2019 | News Releases

Phase 2 of the Uptown Waterloo streetscape is complete and to celebrate, the Uptown Waterloo Business Improvement Area (BIA) will be hosting an official street opening to celebrate the completion of construction and to thank businesses and residents for their patience during construction.

When: Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Where: Corner of King Street and Bridgeport Road

Who: Representatives from the Province, the Region of Waterloo, City of Waterloo and the Uptown Waterloo BIA

This public celebration will kick off with remarks from our special guests, including Regional Councillor Sean Strickland and Waterloo City Councillor Tenille Bonoguore as well as the BIA’s Executive Director Tracy Van Kalsbeek. An official ribbon cutting photo opportunity will follow directly after the remarks.

Not only does this project include upgrading of vital infrastructure, such as underground sewers, watermains and utilities, it provides a new streetscape that supports economic growth and continued success in the Uptown. The new streetscaping features make King Street more accessible for all modes of transportation, including pedestrians and cyclists. Creating a streetscape environment that offers lively, accessible and attractive places to work, live, shop, learn and play.

New works installed along King Street include, benches, separated bike lanes, wider sidewalks to facilitate patios and pedestrians, bike racks, planters, street trees and tree grates, waste receptacles and decorative street lights. The thematic LED lights are one of the key finishing touches for the project, creating a distinct and unique element in the overall design of the streetscape.

The work of this project was a collaborative effort managed by the Region of Waterloo, with support from the City of Waterloo, the Uptown Waterloo BIA and with financial assistance from Ontario government through their Ontario’s Main Street Revitalization Initiative for the thematic LED street lights.

In addition to the ribbon cutting event, the BIA, along with support from the Region of Waterloo, City of Waterloo and Clearway Construction has contributed $75 Uptown Dollars and two $10 ION passes to each business North of Erb St. to host special promotions to celebrate the completion of the streetscape construction.

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