Cambridge King Street Reconstruction

The Region will be reconstructing King Street from Dover Street to Bishop Street in the City of Cambridge. This project will be divided into stages to minimize disruption to the public and businesses. Progress and major milestones will be posted on this project page. Please refer to the pictures page for maps showing where parking is available throughout construction. One lane of traffic in each direction will be maintained throughout construction.

The Region will be reconstructing King Street from Dover Street to Bishop Street in the City of Cambridge. This project will be divided into stages to minimize disruption to the public and businesses. Progress and major milestones will be posted on this project page. Please refer to the pictures page for maps showing where parking is available throughout construction. One lane of traffic in each direction will be maintained throughout construction.

  • Construction Update August 9, 2019

    11 days ago
    Watermain install

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    Progress since last update:

    · The roadway in Phase 1 has been prepared with gravel and is ready for curb placement between Dover Street to almost Westminster Drive.

    · Storm sewer installation east of Lowther Street has started

    Upcoming work over the next couple of weeks:

    · Continue storm sewer installation working west from Lowther Street in Phase 2

    · Start installing sanitary and storm sewer service laterals working west from Lowther Street in Phase 2

    · Start placement of curb in Phase 1 (Dover Street to almost Westminster Drive)

    · Start placement...

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    Progress since last update:

    · The roadway in Phase 1 has been prepared with gravel and is ready for curb placement between Dover Street to almost Westminster Drive.

    · Storm sewer installation east of Lowther Street has started

    Upcoming work over the next couple of weeks:

    · Continue storm sewer installation working west from Lowther Street in Phase 2

    · Start installing sanitary and storm sewer service laterals working west from Lowther Street in Phase 2

    · Start placement of curb in Phase 1 (Dover Street to almost Westminster Drive)

    · Start placement of asphalt in Phase 1 (Dover Street to almost Westminster Drive)

    · Start placement of underground conduits for new streetlights

    We want to remind everyone that King Street will remain open to one lane of traffic in each direction for the duration of construction. For safety reasons, on-street parking on King Street will not be permitted within the construction zone.

    View the full update here for some pictures from the last 2 weeks:

    Installation of sanitary sewer lateral service under gas (yellow pipe), streetlight conduit (grey pipe) and temporary watermain (blue pipe)

    Start storm sewer installation in front of Giant Tiger

    Installation of storm manhole and double catch basin

    Installation of watermain to connect to Waterloo Street

    Start excavation of road near Westminster Drive

    Road excavation in front of Idea Exchange

    Placement of road gravel complete


  • Construction Update July 26, 2019

    25 days ago
    Big dig

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    Progress since last Update:

    · Storm sewer installation in Phase 2 working east from Argyle Street

    · Completion of service installations in phase 1

    Upcoming work over the next couple of weeks:

    · Storm Sewer installation working west from Lowther Street in Phase 2 for approximately 3 weeks

    · Sanitary and storm service connections working west from Lowther Street in Phase 2 for approximately 3 weeks

    · Starting next week crews will begin building the roadway with gravel to prepare for curbs and asphalt starting in Phase 1 (Dover Street to almost Westminster Drive)

    ·...

    View the full update here


    Progress since last Update:

    · Storm sewer installation in Phase 2 working east from Argyle Street

    · Completion of service installations in phase 1

    Upcoming work over the next couple of weeks:

    · Storm Sewer installation working west from Lowther Street in Phase 2 for approximately 3 weeks

    · Sanitary and storm service connections working west from Lowther Street in Phase 2 for approximately 3 weeks

    · Starting next week crews will begin building the roadway with gravel to prepare for curbs and asphalt starting in Phase 1 (Dover Street to almost Westminster Drive)

    · Once the road is prepared, curbs and asphalt will follow (Dover Street to almost Westminster Drive)

    · When preparing for curb installation, crews will remove the tall metal fence and reinstall the orange safety fence

    We want to remind everyone that King Street will remain open to one lane of traffic in each direction for the duration of construction. For safety reasons, on-street parking on King Street will not be permitted within the construction zone.

    Sanitary Sewer and manholes being installed:

    Sanitary Service being stalled crossing under gas and streetlight conduits:

    Temporary paving of sidewalk:

    Installation of storm service:

    Installation of watermain at Argyle Street:


  • Construction Update July 12, 2019

    about 1 month ago
    Digger sign at dover resized

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    Progress since last Update:

    · Gas main work on King Street between Argyle Street and Lowther Street has been completed early!

    · Sanitary Sewer is complete between Dover Street to Argyle Street

    · Storm Sewer has been installed in Phase 1 (From Dover to Argyle), this completes the underground sewer installation in Phase 1.


    Upcoming work over the next couple of weeks:

    · Crews continue storm sewer installation in Phase 2 working east from Argyle Street and then west from Lowther Street

    · Crews continue installing underground services to buildings in Phase 2 (Westminster to Lowther)

    ...

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    Progress since last Update:

    · Gas main work on King Street between Argyle Street and Lowther Street has been completed early!

    · Sanitary Sewer is complete between Dover Street to Argyle Street

    · Storm Sewer has been installed in Phase 1 (From Dover to Argyle), this completes the underground sewer installation in Phase 1.


    Upcoming work over the next couple of weeks:

    · Crews continue storm sewer installation in Phase 2 working east from Argyle Street and then west from Lowther Street

    · Crews continue installing underground services to buildings in Phase 2 (Westminster to Lowther)

    · Crews will begin preparing the roadway to place curbs in Phase 1 (Dover to Argyle) late next week, followed by asphalt the following week.

    We want to remind everyone that King Street will remain open to one lane of traffic in each direction for the duration of construction. For safety reasons, on-street parking on King Street will not be permitted within the construction zone.


  • Construction Update June 17, 2019

    2 months ago
    Market sign resized

    View pictures of the work completed in the last two weeks here.


    Progress since last Update:

    · Temporary watermain has been installed, both stage 1 and stage 2 of the project are on the temporary watermain.

    · Start sanitary sewer replacement between Dover Street and Argyle Street

    · Gas main installation between Lowther Street and Church Street is complete


    Upcoming work over the next couple of weeks:

    · Continue sanitary sewer replacement between Dover Street and Argyle Street

    · Start storm sewer replacement at Dover Street, working towards Argyle Street.

    · Union Gas will continue with the replacement of...

    View pictures of the work completed in the last two weeks here.


    Progress since last Update:

    · Temporary watermain has been installed, both stage 1 and stage 2 of the project are on the temporary watermain.

    · Start sanitary sewer replacement between Dover Street and Argyle Street

    · Gas main installation between Lowther Street and Church Street is complete


    Upcoming work over the next couple of weeks:

    · Continue sanitary sewer replacement between Dover Street and Argyle Street

    · Start storm sewer replacement at Dover Street, working towards Argyle Street.

    · Union Gas will continue with the replacement of the gas main, service installations and commissioning on the north side of the street over the next couple weeks between Lowther Street and Westminster Street.

    We want to remind everyone that King Street will remain open to one lane of traffic in each direction for the duration of construction. For safety reasons, on-street parking on King Street will not be permitted within the construction zone.


  • Construction Update May 31, 2019

    3 months ago
    Excavator resized

    Asphalt removals in Stage 1 (King Street between Dover Street and Argyle Street) are complete, and temporary watermain installation is underway.

    Starting next week, crews will be working at the Dover Street intersection to begin the installation of sanitary sewer. In order for this work to be completed safely, traffic at Dover Street on King Street will be reduced to one lane of traffic and flagged during the days, and opened up to two lanes for the evenings.

    The sanitary sewer along this stretch of King Street is very deep. To maintain the space for a lane of traffic and...

    Asphalt removals in Stage 1 (King Street between Dover Street and Argyle Street) are complete, and temporary watermain installation is underway.

    Starting next week, crews will be working at the Dover Street intersection to begin the installation of sanitary sewer. In order for this work to be completed safely, traffic at Dover Street on King Street will be reduced to one lane of traffic and flagged during the days, and opened up to two lanes for the evenings.

    The sanitary sewer along this stretch of King Street is very deep. To maintain the space for a lane of traffic and to ensure the safety of the crew during the sanitary installation, crews will be using a trench box. Trench boxes help maintain the structure and safety of the trench while workers are completing their work. The picture below shows how a trench box is used during the installation of sanitary sewers.

    Progress since last Update:

    · Asphalt removals on the north side of King Street in Stage 1.

    · Temporary watermain installation in Stage 1 is complete.

    · Sanitary sewer replacement in Stage 2 completed between Lowther Street and Argyle Street.

    Upcoming work over the next couple of weeks:

    · Union Gas will be on site replacing the gas main on the north side of the street over the next few weeks between Lowther Street and Westminster Street.

    · Sanitary sewer replacement to start at Dover Street working south toward Argyle Street.

    · Underground sanitary sewer work at Dover Street intersection (this intersection will be reduced to one lane of traffic for approximately 1 week).

    · Sanitary sewer service installation in Stage 2 (between Lowther Street and Argyle Street)

    We want to remind everyone that King Street will remain open to one lane of traffic in each direction for the duration of construction. For safety reasons, on-street parking on King Street will not be permitted within the construction zone.


  • Construction Update May 17, 2019

    3 months ago
    Big digger resized

    Last week, while removing the asphalt, crews unearthed the old street railway ties. The Region’s archaeological consultant ASI measured and documented their location and condition before removal in accordance with Ministry standards and guidelines.

    Progress since last update:

    · Asphalt has been removed on the north side of King Street:

    · Temporary watermain connections are complete

    · Sanitary sewer replacement has started:

    Upcoming work over the next couple of weeks:

    · Union Gas will be on site replacing the gas main on the north side of King Street between Lowther Street and Westminster Street.

    · Sanitary sewer replacement will continue...

    Last week, while removing the asphalt, crews unearthed the old street railway ties. The Region’s archaeological consultant ASI measured and documented their location and condition before removal in accordance with Ministry standards and guidelines.

    Progress since last update:

    · Asphalt has been removed on the north side of King Street:

    · Temporary watermain connections are complete

    · Sanitary sewer replacement has started:

    Upcoming work over the next couple of weeks:

    · Union Gas will be on site replacing the gas main on the north side of King Street between Lowther Street and Westminster Street.

    · Sanitary sewer replacement will continue between Lowther Street and Argyle Street.

    · Crews will begin work in Stage 1 (Dover Street to Argyle Street) including assembly and testing of the temporary watermain, shift traffic lanes to the south side of King Street, asphalt removal on the north side of King Street and possibly start the sanitary sewer replacement at Dover Street

    Please read the Region's notice to owners and tenants about starting work in Stage 1 (Dover Street to Argyle Street) here.

    We want to remind everyone that King Street will remain open to one lane of traffic in each direction for the duration of construction, and on-street parking on King Street will not be permitted within the construction zone. A parking map is available here, identifying the locations of on-street parking and public parking lots surrounding King Street.

  • Construction Update May 3, 2019

    4 months ago
    Business and parking signage

    Construction continues this week, as crews switch buildings over to the temporary watermain along King Street between Laurel Street and Argyle Street.

    Progress to Date:

    · Streetlights on the north side of the road have been removed within the construction area

    · Temporary watermain (blue pipe) along King Street between Laurel Street and Argyle Street has been set up and tested

    · The existing King Street watermain has been disconnected from all of the side streets to get ready for its removal

    Upcoming work over the couple of weeks:

    · Temporary watermain hookups will continue next week. This will...

    Construction continues this week, as crews switch buildings over to the temporary watermain along King Street between Laurel Street and Argyle Street.

    Progress to Date:

    · Streetlights on the north side of the road have been removed within the construction area

    · Temporary watermain (blue pipe) along King Street between Laurel Street and Argyle Street has been set up and tested

    · The existing King Street watermain has been disconnected from all of the side streets to get ready for its removal

    Upcoming work over the couple of weeks:

    · Temporary watermain hookups will continue next week. This will result in a temporary water disruption during this transfer. Affected businesses and residents will be notified at least 48 hours in advance.

    · Traffic will be shifted to the south side of the street (maintaining one lane of traffic in each direction).

    · Asphalt removals will start on the north side of the street.

    · Sanitary sewer replacement will begin, starting at Lowther Street moving west toward Argyle Street.

    We want to remind everyone that King Street will remain open to one lane of traffic in each direction for the duration of construction, and on-street parking on King Street will not be permitted within the construction zone. A parking map is available here, identifying the locations of on-street parking and public parking lots surrounding King Street.


  • Construction Update April 23, 2019

    4 months ago
    April 17  4

    Construction continues this week, as crews set up the temporary watermain along King Street between Laurel Street and Argyle Street.

    We want to remind everyone that King Street will remain open to one lane of traffic in each direction for the duration of construction, and on-street parking on King Street will not be permitted within the construction zone. A parking map is available here, identifying the locations of on-street parking and public parking lots surrounding King Street.

    Progress to Date:

    · A portion of the sidewalk has been removed

    · Construction fencing has been installed

    · Temporary watermain (blue...

    Construction continues this week, as crews set up the temporary watermain along King Street between Laurel Street and Argyle Street.

    We want to remind everyone that King Street will remain open to one lane of traffic in each direction for the duration of construction, and on-street parking on King Street will not be permitted within the construction zone. A parking map is available here, identifying the locations of on-street parking and public parking lots surrounding King Street.

    Progress to Date:

    · A portion of the sidewalk has been removed

    · Construction fencing has been installed

    · Temporary watermain (blue pipe) is being set up to provide water to all buildings during construction

    · King Street watermain has been disconnected from the watermains on Lowther Street and Church Street preparing for replacement of the King Street watermain.

    Upcoming work over the next couple of weeks:

    · The south side of the street will be connected to temporary water by next week, followed by the north side. This will result in a temporary water disruption during this transfer. Affected businesses and residents will be notified at least 48 hours in advance.

    · Traffic will be shifted to the south side of the street (maintaining one lane of traffic in each direction).

    · Begin asphalt removals on the north side of the street.

    · All pedestrian areas will be restored with asphalt.


  • Construction Has Started!

    4 months ago
    April 9 2019

    Construction began on Monday April 8th, crews are now setting up traffic control and starting removal of the benches, planters, trees and some sidewalk panels to allow them to set up the temporary watermain (blue pipe). This temporary watermain, once safely tested, will provide every property with water while we replace the permanent watermain.

    Construction began on Monday April 8th, crews are now setting up traffic control and starting removal of the benches, planters, trees and some sidewalk panels to allow them to set up the temporary watermain (blue pipe). This temporary watermain, once safely tested, will provide every property with water while we replace the permanent watermain.

  • Construction Launch Event

    4 months ago
    Preston thumbs

    Thanks to everyone who participated in our Construction Launch Event!

    Cambridge Mayor Kathryn McGarry, Region of Waterloo Councillor Tom Galloway and Preston Towne Centre Business Improvement Association Chair Tony Schmidt provided some comments to kick off the project.

    Many thanks to Anubis Coffee Importing for hosting the event on a rainy Friday morning!



    Thanks to everyone who participated in our Construction Launch Event!

    Cambridge Mayor Kathryn McGarry, Region of Waterloo Councillor Tom Galloway and Preston Towne Centre Business Improvement Association Chair Tony Schmidt provided some comments to kick off the project.

    Many thanks to Anubis Coffee Importing for hosting the event on a rainy Friday morning!