Construction Update October 2, 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.

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.

Starting on Friday, September 4th, 2020 the Region’s contractor Navacon Construction Inc. temporarily closed King Street to eastbound traffic between Lowther Street and Bishop Street for approximately 8 weeks. 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.

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:

  • Asphalt, curb and rail tie removal in Stage 3 and Stage 4 (on the south side of King Street)
  • Temporary watermain has been installed in Stage 4.
  • Start watermain installation in Stage 3

Upcoming Work over the next few weeks:

  • Permanent watermain installation continues in Stage 3.
  • Landscaping in front of 507 King Street E (Allan Reuter Centre) will be begin.
  • Watermain, storm sewer and sanitary sewer installation will begin in Stage 4.
  • Street light bases will be installed on the north side of King Street in Stage 3.

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

Temporary watermain connected to house service (black pipe) in Stage 4

Temporary watermain connected to building service (black pipe) in Stage 4

Start installing permanent watermain in Stage 3

Installing new watermain in Stage 3

Installing new watermain in Stage 3

Installing new watermain in Stage 3 after removing bedrock

Installing new watermain in Stage 3 after removing bedrock

Installing new watermain in Stage 3 after removing bedrock

Installing new watermain in Stage 3 after removing bedrock

Installing new watermain in Stage 3

Upon starting watermain installation, we uncovered an old brick and stone water tunnel

The inside of the tunnel was mostly dry and still very strong

Our project archaeologist fully documented the tunnel since we need to remove it to complete the watermain replacement.

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