Construction Update November 27, 2020

View the full update here

If you have general questions about COVID-19 or want more information, please view the information provided by the Region of Waterloo.(External link)

If you have questions about this construction project related to the current COVID-19 pandemic, please review the information provided by the Region of Waterloo on the Construction and Road Closures page.(External link)

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

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