Cambridge King Street Reconstruction

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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. For maps showing where parking is available throughout construction, refer to the pictures page. 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. For maps showing where parking is available throughout construction, refer to the pictures page. One lane of traffic in each direction will be maintained throughout construction.

  • Construction Update - July 23, 2021

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    Work completed to date:

    • Landscaping and driveway installation between Dolph Street and Montrose Street;
    • Sidewalk and landscaping between Montrose Street and Bishop Street.


    Work to be completed over the next 2 weeks:

    • Surface asphalt paving within the project limits, Eagle Street to Bishop Street;
    • Pavement markings on King Street;
    • General site clean up.


    Surface asphalt paving is scheduled to be completed overnight between the hours of 7pm and 7am, and is anticipated to take up to three (3) nights. Work is anticipated to start the evening of Wednesday July 28 and complete on Friday Jul 30. All work is weather dependent. During the work, King Street will be closed to traffic in stages and please do NOT park along King Street within paving zone.


    New Sidewalk

    Bishop Intersection Stamped Concrete Boulevard

    Hand Forming Curb


    We appreciate the community's continued understanding as we complete this important work.


    Every reasonable effort is being made during construction to minimize disruption and complete the work efficiently and cost effectively. We thank you for your patience and cooperation.

  • Construction Update - July 9, 2021

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    The south side of Bishop Street at the King Street intersection is to reopen by the end of Friday, July 9th (with weather permits).


    Work completed to date:

    • All underground works within project limits;
    • Sidewalks on west side of Montrose Street generally completed;
    • Bishop Street intersection.


    Work to be completed over the next 2 weeks:

    • Continue driveway installation and landscaping between Dolph Street and Montrose Street;
    • Continue sidewalk installation and landscaping behind sidewalk between Montrose Street and Bishop Street.


    Surface paving is currently planned near the end of July (depending on weather and crew availability). This will require short term road closures in stages. More information will be provided in advance of the surface paving dates.

    Concrete Sidewalk Installation Watermain Installation

    Storm Sewer Installation

    Concrete Curb Installation




    We appreciate the community's continued understanding as we complete this important work.


    Every reasonable effort is being made during construction to minimize disruption and complete the work efficiently and cost effectively. We thank you for your patience and cooperation.

  • Construction Update - June 25, 2021

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    The south side of Bishop Street at the King Street intersection is closed for underground work with reopening planned on or about the Week of July 5th. Sidewalks and pedestrian access at the intersection will continue to be maintained. View detour map here.


    Work completed to date:

    • Roadway excavation on south side of King Street between Chestnut Street and Bishop Street;
    • Curb placement on south side of King Street between Chestnut Street and Bishop Street;
    • Asphalt paving on north side of King Street between Chestnut Street and Bishop Street;
    • Underground sanitary and storm sewer work between Chestnut Street and Bishop Street;
    • Street lighting poles installation between Dolph Street and Lowther Street.


    Work to be completed over the next 2 weeks:

    • Underground work at south side of Bishop and King Street intersection;
    • Continue sidewalk installation on south side of King Street between Dolph Street and Lowther Street, and between Bishop Street and Montrose Street;
    • Landscaping behind new sidewalk once sidewalk installed.



    Pave Roadway

    Install Concrete Boulevard


    New Sidewalk



    Newly Paved Roadway




    We appreciate the community's continued understanding as we complete this important work.


    Every reasonable effort is being made during construction to minimize disruption and complete the work efficiently and cost effectively. We thank you for your patience and cooperation.

  • Construction Update - June 4, 2021

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    The north side of Bishop Street and King Street intersection is re-opened to vehicular traffic with minor sidewalk and surface restoration work remaining. Pedestrian access at the intersection will continue to be maintained.


    Work completed since last update:

    • Roadway excavation on north side of King Street between Chestnut Street and Bishop Street;
    • Sidewalk installation on south side of King Street between Dolph Street and Lowther Street, and between Union Street and Chestnut Street;
    • Landscaping behind newly-installed sidewalks;
    • Curb placement on north side of King Street between Chesnut Street and Bishop Street;
    • Asphalt paving on north side of King Street between Chesnut Street and Bishop Street.


    Work to be completed over the next 2 weeks:

    • Continue sidewalk installation on south side of King Street between Dolph Street and Lowther Street, and between Union Street and Chestnut Street;
    • Landscaping behind sidewalks once sidewalk installed;
    • Underground work at south side of Bishop Street and King Street intersection. This work is anticipated to start on or about June 14 and will last approximate 3 weeks. A closure of south leg of the intersection is required to complete this work. View detour map here.


    Details regarding the south side intersection closure at Bishop Street and available detour routes will be provided on Engage prior to this work commencing. Signage will also be posted on site.


    New Paving at Bishop Intersection

    Impressed Concrete Boulevard Installation


    Curb Installation at Bishop Intersection



    New Hydrant Installation


    We appreciate the community's continued understanding as we complete this important work.

    Every reasonable effort is being made during construction to minimize disruption and complete the work efficiently and cost effectively. We thank you for your patience and cooperation.

  • Construction Update - May 21, 2021

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    The underground work at the intersection of King Street and Bishop Street is continuing. It is anticipated that the north side intersection closure at Bishop Street will re-open to vehicular traffic near the end of May. Sidewalks and pedestrian access at the intersection will continue to be maintained. View detour map here.


    Work completed since last update:

    • Sidewalk installation on south side of King street between Union Street and Dolph Street;
    • Watermain connections at Chestnut Street intersection and at Bishop Street intersection;
    • Electrical conduit work from Montrose Street to Lowther Street;
    • Majority of tree planting.


    Work to be completed over the next 2 weeks:

    • Roadway excavation on north side of King Street between Chestnut Street and Bishop Street;
    • Sidewalk installation on south side of King Street between Dolph Street and Lowther Street, and between Union Street and Chestnut Street;
    • Landscaping behind sidewalks after sidewalk installation;
    • Curb placement on north side of King Street between Chesnut Street and Bishop Street, followed by asphalt paving.

    Sidewalk Granular Base Compaction



    Sidewalk Concrete Fining






    Over Night Watermain Connection at Bishop Street Intersection


    Watermain Construction


    We appreciate the community's continued understanding as we complete this important work.

    Every reasonable effort is being made during construction to minimize disruption and complete the work efficiently and cost effectively. We thank you for your patience and cooperation.

  • Construction Update - May 7, 2021

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    In order to complete the underground work at the intersection of King Street and Bishop Street, the north side of the intersection has been closed to vehicular traffic on Bishop Street since April 27 while sidewalks and pedestrian access at the intersection have been maintained. This closure is anticipated to take approximately 3 weeks. View detour map here


    Works completed since Bishop intersection north-side closure:

    • Sidewalk on north side of King Street East;
    • Installation of tree pits in Phase 3;
    • Installation of Preston Town Centre Sign.

    Works over the next 2 weeks:

    • Watermain connection at Bishop intersection. Public notices will be distributed to all impacted properties in advance once more detailed date and time become available;
    • Sanitary sewer and service installation between Chestnut Street and Bishop Street;
    • Complete sidewalk installation on west side of Chestnut Street;
    • Electrical conduit work from Montrose Street to Lowther Street.



    Concrete Sidewalk Installation
    Silva Cells Installation




    Curb Installation




    Storm Lateral Installation



    We appreciate the community's continued understanding as we complete this important work.


    Every reasonable effort is being made during construction to minimize disruption and complete the work efficiently and cost effectively. We thank you for your patience and cooperation.

  • Construction Update - April 21, 2021

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    The Region’s contractor, Navacon is going to start construction works at the intersection of King Street and Bishop Street on or about April 26, 2021 and this construction is anticipated to last approximately three (3) weeks.

    In order to complete the underground work, it will be required to close the north side of the intersection to vehicular traffic on Bishop Street. Sidewalks and pedestrian access at the intersection will be maintained. View detour map here

    Localized construction at the south side of the intersection will be required later this construction season and further short term closures will be required there. Further correspondence with more details will be provided in advance of this particular work commencing.

    We appreciate the community's continued understanding as we complete this important work.

    Every reasonable effort is being made during construction to minimize disruption and complete the work efficiently and cost effectively. We thank you for your patience and cooperation.

  • Construction Update March 16, 2021

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    The Region’s Contractor, Navacon Construction, will be starting work on King Street on or about Monday March 22, 2021 for this year’s construction season!


    Initially the Contractor will be working on boulevard surface works in Stage 3 (between Lowther Street and Bishop Street) behind the curbs with two-way traffic maintained. There may be a need for periodic flagging of traffic, so please expect some minor delays.


    The Contractor will then be moving forward with Stage 4 construction (between Chestnut Street and Bishop Street). An update will be posted to the EngageWR website prior to Stage 4 construction commencement with more information on the upcoming work and planned traffic control.


    We appreciate the community's continued understanding as we complete this important work.

    Every reasonable effort is being made during construction to minimize disruption and complete the work efficiently and cost effectively. We thank you for your patience and cooperation.

  • Construction Update December 11, 2020

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    View the full update here

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    The Region’s contractor Navacon Construction Inc. has temporarily closed King Street to eastbound traffic between Lowther Street and Bishop Street to safely install the watermain and rebuild the road as quickly as possible. One-way traffic in the westbound direction will continue to be permitted during this stage of the work. The Region will provide a signed detour route for eastbound traffic (including heavy trucks) using Eagle Street, Hespeler Road and Bishop Street. View the Detour Map here.

    King Street is tentatively expected to re-open on or around December 21, weather permitting. Crews are working hard to complete the remaining road works and get the street opened.

    Access to businesses and residential properties on both sides of King Street will be maintained within the closure limits, but traffic will only be permitted to travel in the westbound direction.

    Progress Since Last Update:

    • All underground works have been completed for this year
    • Road excavation in Stages 3 and 4
    • Tree planting in Stages 1 and 2
    • Curb placement in Stages 3 and 4

    Upcoming Work over the next few weeks:

    • Asphalt placement in Stages 3 and 4
    • Cleanup behind curbs
    • Cleanup sidewalks
    • Reopen all streets

    We appreciate the community's continued understanding as we complete this important work.

    Every reasonable effort is being made during construction to minimize disruption and complete the work efficiently and cost effectively. We thank you for your patience and cooperation.

    View the full update here for some pictures from the last two weeks

    Grading the road in Stage 3

    Final watermain connection at Union Street in Stage 3

    Pouring curb at Montrose Street in Stage 3

    Preparing for curb in Stage 3

    New Preston sign near Waterloo Street in Stage 1

    Pouring curb in Stage 4 near Bishop Street

    New street lights in Stage 3

  • Construction Update November 27, 2020

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    View the full update here

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    The Region’s contractor Navacon Construction Inc. has temporarily closed King Street to eastbound traffic between Lowther Street and Bishop Street to safely install the watermain and rebuild the road as quickly as possible. One-way traffic in the westbound direction will continue to be permitted during this stage of the work. The Region will provide a signed detour route for eastbound traffic (including heavy trucks) using Eagle Street, Hespeler Road and Bishop Street. View the Detour Map here.

    King Street is tentatively expected to re-open on or around December 11, weather permitting. Crews are working hard to complete the remaining road works and get the street opened.

    Access to businesses and residential properties on both sides of King Street will be maintained within the closure limits, but traffic will only be permitted to travel in the westbound direction.

    Progress Since Last Update:

    • Watermain installation in Stages 3 and 4
    • Storm sewer and sanitary installation in Stage 4
    • Storm sewer and sanitary sewer side street connections.
    • Complete watermain service installation

    Upcoming Work over the next few weeks:

    • Continue road excavation in Stages 3 and 4.
    • The roadway will be prepared for curbs and pavement over the next 2 weeks.
    • Curb is anticipated in Stages 3 and 4 next week.
    • Tree planting in Stage 2

    We appreciate the community's continued understanding as we complete this important work.

    Every reasonable effort is being made during construction to minimize disruption and complete the work efficiently and cost effectively. We thank you for your patience and cooperation.

    View the full update here for some pictures from the last two weeks

    Starting the road excavation and placement of the road gravel in Stage 3

    Connecting the King Street watermain to the Union Street watermain in Stage 3

    Connecting the King Street watermain to the Dolph Street watermain in Stage 3

    Connecting a new water service in Stage 3 while holding a street light pole