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. 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 March 6, 2020

    about 1 month ago

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    As winter begins to loosen its grip on us, the Region and our contractor are busily preparing for this year's work on King Street in Cambridge.

    Beginning next week, our contractor Navacon will start to remobilize to the street, preparing to finish the work between Dover Street and Laurel Street (Stages 1 & 2) that we started in 2019 and start work between Laurel Street and Bishop Street (Stages 3 & 4). Refer to our key map for the limits of the project stages.

    Actual work is expected to start the week of March 16th.

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    As winter begins to loosen its grip on us, the Region and our contractor are busily preparing for this year's work on King Street in Cambridge.

    Beginning next week, our contractor Navacon will start to remobilize to the street, preparing to finish the work between Dover Street and Laurel Street (Stages 1 & 2) that we started in 2019 and start work between Laurel Street and Bishop Street (Stages 3 & 4). Refer to our key map for the limits of the project stages.

    Actual work is expected to start the week of March 16th.

    Work between Dover Street and Laurel Street (Stages 1 & 2) this spring will include:

    • Installation of the new street lights, trees, benches, planters, garbage receptacles and decorative features;
    • Complete removal and replacement or the sidewalks;
    • Restoration of all areas disturbed in 2019.
    Work between Laurel Street and Bishop Street (Stages 3 & 4) this year will include:
    • Replacement of sewers and watermain;
    • Reconstruction of the road including new asphalt, concrete curbs, and sidewalks
    For this year's work, one lane of traffic in each direction traffic will be maintained similar to our work in 2019. Between Dover Street and Laurel Street, the removal of on-street parking will be necessary, but will be for a shorter duration that in 2019. Between Laurel Street and Bishop Street, on-street parking will be removed to allow our Contractor to safely and efficiently complete their work.

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


  • Construction Update December 13, 2019

    4 months ago

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    We appreciate the understanding and cooperation we have received throughout this major renewal of King Street.

    Our contractor is planning to have work wrapped up by the end of next week, with the possibility of minor traffic signal work to continue through to the end of December. On-street parking is anticipated to start re-opening from Dover Street towards Lowther Street next week.

    A person is stationed at Westminster Drive to provide pedestrian help while crossing King Street during the commute to and from school. Help crossing this intersection will be available until the new traffic...

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    We appreciate the understanding and cooperation we have received throughout this major renewal of King Street.

    Our contractor is planning to have work wrapped up by the end of next week, with the possibility of minor traffic signal work to continue through to the end of December. On-street parking is anticipated to start re-opening from Dover Street towards Lowther Street next week.

    A person is stationed at Westminster Drive to provide pedestrian help while crossing King Street during the commute to and from school. Help crossing this intersection will be available until the new traffic signals are operational.

    Progress since last Update:

    · Curbs and asphalt are complete in both stages 1 and 2.

    · Temporary asphalt has been placed on the sidewalks in preparation for winter shut-down.

    Upcoming work over the next week:

    · Traffic signal work has started and will continue for the next couple weeks

    · Traffic is scheduled to be moved to the centre of King Street, with on-street parking will be reinstated shortly after.

    Reminder: Garbage collection will be returning to regular pick-ups within the construction zone next week. A notice will be delivered to all properties reminding everyone of the normal collection guidelines.

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

    Stage 2 is ready for curb

    Stage 2 is ready for curb

    Stage 1 new curb being placed

    Stage 2 new curb being placed

    Stage 2 is ready for asphalt

    Stage 2 asphalt being placed

    Stage 2 asphalt being placed

    Stage 1 asphalt being placed

    Stage 1 asphalt being placed

    Stage 2 temporary asphalt sidewalks

    Stage 2 temporary asphalt sidewalks


  • Construction Update November 29, 2019

    4 months ago

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    Our contractor is working hard to wrap up for the winter shut-down. On-street parking is anticipated to start re-opening from Dover Street towards Lowther Street in the next couple of weeks. We appreciate the understanding and cooperation we have received throughout this major renewal of King Street.

    A person is stationed at Westminster Drive to provide pedestrian help while crossing King Street during the commute to and from school. Help crossing this intersection will be available until the new traffic signals are operational. Traffic signal installation will begin in the next few weeks.

    Progress since...

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    Our contractor is working hard to wrap up for the winter shut-down. On-street parking is anticipated to start re-opening from Dover Street towards Lowther Street in the next couple of weeks. We appreciate the understanding and cooperation we have received throughout this major renewal of King Street.

    A person is stationed at Westminster Drive to provide pedestrian help while crossing King Street during the commute to and from school. Help crossing this intersection will be available until the new traffic signals are operational. Traffic signal installation will begin in the next few weeks.

    Progress since last Update:

    · Water service connections to properties in Stage 2 along with sanitary service replacement is now complete.

    · The road in Stage 2 has been excavated.

    · Most of the road gravel has been placed in Stage 2 and the road is ready for curb.

    Upcoming work over the next couple of weeks:

    · Curb will be placed in Stages 1 and 2.

    · Paving is scheduled for next week in both Stages 1 and 2.

    · Crews will be working behind the curbs late next week preparing sidewalks and crosswalks for winter shut-down.

    · Traffic signal work will begin in the next couple weeks following asphalt starting at Dover Street intersection, working towards Lowther Street.

    · Traffic is scheduled to be moved back to the centre of King Street, and on-street parking will be allowed shortly after that.

    Reminder: Garbage collection will be returning to regular pick-ups within the construction zone in the next couple of weeks. A notice will be delivered to all properties reminding everyone of the normal collection restrictions.

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

    Installing water service to Iguana Beads in Stage 2

    Installing water service to Emilia’s Boutique in Stage 2

    Installing water service to H&R Block in Stage 2

    Installing water service to City Stitch Tailor in Stage 2

    Connecting water and sewer at Lowther Street in Stage 2

    Connect sanitary service to new manhole in Stage 2

    Pave sewer service trench in Stage 2

    Installing traffic light conduit in Stage 2

    Start excavation of road in Stage 2

    Continue road excavation in Stage 2

    Place road gravel in Stage 2

    Continue placing road Gravel in Stage 2

  • Construction Update November 15, 2019

    5 months ago

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    Even with this early snowfall, our contractor is working hard to wrap up for the end of November and reopen the on-street parking lanes. We appreciate the understanding and cooperation we have received throughout this major renewal of King Street.

    A person is stationed at Westminster Drive to provide pedestrian help while crossing King Street during the commute to and from school. Help crossing this intersection will be available until the new traffic signals are operational.

    Progress since last Update:

    · Storm sewer and watermain (main pipe only) installation is complete in Stage 2.

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    Even with this early snowfall, our contractor is working hard to wrap up for the end of November and reopen the on-street parking lanes. We appreciate the understanding and cooperation we have received throughout this major renewal of King Street.

    A person is stationed at Westminster Drive to provide pedestrian help while crossing King Street during the commute to and from school. Help crossing this intersection will be available until the new traffic signals are operational.

    Progress since last Update:

    · Storm sewer and watermain (main pipe only) installation is complete in Stage 2.

    · Watermain commissioning and testing is complete in Stage 2.

    Upcoming work over the next couple of weeks:

    · Water service connections to properties in Stage 2 along with sanitary service replacement will continue over the next week. Once all water service connections are completed (by end of this week), the blue temporary watermain along the edge of the roadway will be removed.

    · The roadway in Stage 2 will be prepared for curbs and pavement over the next week.

    · Curb is anticipated in Stage 1 for the end of next week, with asphalt anticipated the following week.

    One lane of traffic in each direction will be maintained during 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 two weeks:

    Connecting Stage 2 watermain to Stage 1 watermain

    Connecting Stage 2 watermain to Stage 3 watermain (next year's work)

    Connecting Stage 2 watermain to old watermain on Church Street

    Connecting a new water service – Stage 2

    Installing a new catch basin – Stage 2

    Installing a new storm manhole – Stage 2

    Installing a new fire hydrant – Stage 2

    Christmas decorations are up!

  • Construction Update November 1, 2019

    5 months ago

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    It is anticipated that all the underground work will be done in mid-November, following this, crews will be working on completing curbs, asphalt, traffic signals and preparing the entire road for winter shut down. At the same time, the temporary watermain (blue pipe along the edge of the roadway), will be removed.

    A person is stationed at Westminster Drive to provide pedestrian help while crossing King Street during the commute to and from school. Help crossing this intersection will be available until the new traffic signals are operational.

    Progress since last Update:

    · Watermain installation...

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    It is anticipated that all the underground work will be done in mid-November, following this, crews will be working on completing curbs, asphalt, traffic signals and preparing the entire road for winter shut down. At the same time, the temporary watermain (blue pipe along the edge of the roadway), will be removed.

    A person is stationed at Westminster Drive to provide pedestrian help while crossing King Street during the commute to and from school. Help crossing this intersection will be available until the new traffic signals are operational.

    Progress since last Update:

    · Watermain installation is complete (pipe only) in Stage 2 between Westminster and east of Lowther Street.

    · The wood railway ties and concrete below the old asphalt have been removed from Stage 2.

    · The roadway in stage 1 has been prepared for curbs and asphalt.

    Upcoming work over the next couple of weeks:

    · Watermain commissioning and testing in Stage 2.

    · Storm sewer installation will continue next week in Stage 2 between Westminster and east of Lowther Street.

    · Water service connections to properties in Stage 2 along with sanitary service replacement will continue over the next couple of weeks.

    · Following watermain and storm installation, the road will be prepared for curbs and pavement.

    Our contractor is working hard to wrap up for the end of November and reopen the on-street parking lanes. We appreciate the understanding and cooperation we have received throughout this major renewal of King Street.

    One lane of traffic in each direction will be maintained during 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 two weeks:

    Road excavation at Argyle Street – Stage 1

    Place road gravel at Argyle Street – Stage 1

    Remove wood rail ties – Stage 2

    Watermain installation at Westminster Street – Stage 2

    Watermain installation at Church Street – Stage 2


  • Construction Update October 18, 2019

    6 months ago

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    Traffic has been moved to the north side of King Street between Westminster Drive and Lowther Street. One lane of traffic in each direction will be maintained during construction. For safety reasons, on-street parking on King Street will not be permitted within the construction zone.

    A person is stationed at Westminster Drive to provide pedestrian help while crossing King Street during the commute to and from school. Help crossing this intersection will be available until the new traffic signals are operational.

    It is anticipated that all the underground work will be done in early November...

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    Traffic has been moved to the north side of King Street between Westminster Drive and Lowther Street. One lane of traffic in each direction will be maintained during construction. For safety reasons, on-street parking on King Street will not be permitted within the construction zone.

    A person is stationed at Westminster Drive to provide pedestrian help while crossing King Street during the commute to and from school. Help crossing this intersection will be available until the new traffic signals are operational.

    It is anticipated that all the underground work will be done in early November and following this, crews will be working to complete curbs, asphalt, and preparing the space behind sidewalks for winter shut down. At the same time, the temporary watermain (blue pipe above ground and along the edge of the roadway), will be removed.

    Progress since last Update:

    · Water service connections have been completed to all properties in Stage 1, and have been switched onto the permanent watermain.

    · The watermain has been connected to the existing system in Stage 1.

    · The temporary watermain has been shut down and removed from Stage 1.

    · Excavation and placement of road gravel in Stage 1 has started.

    · Asphalt has been removed from Stage 2.

    · The old wood railway ties and concrete are being removed from Stage 2.

    · Watermain installation in Stage 2 has started.

    Upcoming work over the next couple of weeks:

    · Watermain installation will continue in Stage 2 between Westminster and east of Lowther Street, including the installation of water services.

    · Sanitary services will be replaced in Stage 2.

    · Following watermain installation, the road will be prepared for curbs and pavement.

    Our contractor is working hard to wrap up for mid-November and reopen the on-street parking lanes. We appreciate the understanding and cooperation we have received throughout this major renewal of King Street.

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

    Connect new watermain to the old in Stage 1

    Install new manhole at Waterloo Street in Stage 1

    Connect sanitary service in Stage 1

    Excavate road for gravel in Stage 1

    Place road gravel in Stage 1

    Remove asphalt in Stage 2

    Start watermain install in Stage 2

    Connect sanitary service over new watermain in Stage 2

  • Construction Update October 4, 2019

    6 months ago

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    Traffic has been moved to the north side of King Street between Westminster Drive and Lowther Street. One lane of traffic in each direction will be maintained during construction. For safety reasons, on-street parking on King Street will not be permitted within the construction zone.

    A person is stationed at Westminster Drive to provide pedestrian help while crossing King Street during the commute to and from school. Help crossing this intersection will be available until the new traffic signals are operational.

    Progress since last Update:

    · Traffic in Stage 2 between Westminster Drive and east...

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    Traffic has been moved to the north side of King Street between Westminster Drive and Lowther Street. One lane of traffic in each direction will be maintained during construction. For safety reasons, on-street parking on King Street will not be permitted within the construction zone.

    A person is stationed at Westminster Drive to provide pedestrian help while crossing King Street during the commute to and from school. Help crossing this intersection will be available until the new traffic signals are operational.

    Progress since last Update:

    · Traffic in Stage 2 between Westminster Drive and east of Lowther Street has moved to the north side of the street.

    · The new watermain from Dover Street to Argyle Street has been tested and approved for use.

    · The new watermain has been connected to the city’s water system.

    · Properties between Dover Street and Argyle are being switched from the temporary water system onto the new (permanent) watermain.

    · Removals on the south side of King Street between Westminster and Lowther have started this week. This includes the removal of the pavement, curbs, and old rail-ties found under the pavement.

    Upcoming work over the next couple of weeks:

    · Complete water service connections to all properties in Stage 1.

    · Begin watermain installation, including services to property line will start next week in Stage 2 between Westminster and east of Lowther Street, followed by watermain testing.

    · Following watermain installation, the road will be prepared for curbs and pavement.

    Currently access to Argyle Street, Westminster Drive, Church Street and Lowther Street between King Street and Queenston Road is blocked at King Street due to the drop from the old road surface to the new road surface. Crews need to remove the asphalt along with the rail ties and concrete under the old road before reopening these streets. We anticipate that this will be complete within 3 days (weather permitting). These side streets will remain open except for brief times when crews are digging across them to finish their work.

    It is anticipated that all the underground work will be done in early November, following this, crews will be working on completing curbs, asphalt, and preparing the space behind sidewalks for winter shut down. At the same time, the temporary watermain (blue pipe along the edge of the roadway), will be removed.

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

    Watermain install in Stage 1

    Water Service Connection in Stage 1

    Sanitary service connection in Stage 1

    Catch basin install in Stage 1

    Start paving in Stage 2

    Trenching for streetlights

    Night paving in Stage 2

    Temporary sidewalk paving in Stage 2

  • Construction Update September 20, 2019

    7 months ago

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    Traffic has been moved to the north side of King Street between Westminster Drive and Dover Street. One lane of traffic in each direction will be maintained during construction. For safety reasons, on-street parking on King Street will not be permitted within the construction zone.

    A person has been stationed at Westminster Drive to provide pedestrian help while crossing King Street during the commute to school in the morning and from school in the afternoon. Help with crossing at this intersection will be available until the new traffic signals are operational.

    Progress since last Update:

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    Traffic has been moved to the north side of King Street between Westminster Drive and Dover Street. One lane of traffic in each direction will be maintained during construction. For safety reasons, on-street parking on King Street will not be permitted within the construction zone.

    A person has been stationed at Westminster Drive to provide pedestrian help while crossing King Street during the commute to school in the morning and from school in the afternoon. Help with crossing at this intersection will be available until the new traffic signals are operational.

    Progress since last Update:

    · Curbs have been placed in Stage 2, between Westminster Drive and Lowther Street

    · Watermain installation in Stage 1 is complete. Watermain testing to start next week.

    · Paving is complete in Stage 1.

    Upcoming work over the next couple of weeks:

    · Temporary asphalt sidewalks will be placed next week on the north side of King Street.

    · Traffic in Stage 2 between Westminster Drive and east of Lowther Street is anticipated to be moved to the north side of the street the first week of October.

    · Milling and removals on the south side of King in Stage 2, between Westminster Drive and east of Lowther Street during the first week of October.

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

    Extending sewer service (white pipe) to south side of street (Stage 1)

    Installing new watermain (blue pipe) at Waterloo Street (Stage 1)


    New subdrains (under gravel pile at left of picture) are installed before road gravel is placed. These drains help remove water from directly under the asphalt to help keep the road strong and last longer. (Stage 2)


    Placing road gravel before curb is poured (Stage 2)


    Road is ready for curb (Stage 2)


    Curb is poured (Stage 2)


    Adding some more gravel before paving (Stage 2)


    Stage 2 is ready for paving


  • Construction Update September 6, 2019

    7 months ago

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    Traffic has been moved to the north side of King Street between Westminster Drive and Dover Street. One lane of traffic in each direction will be maintained during construction. For safety reasons, on-street parking on King Street will not be permitted within the construction zone.

    A person has been stationed at Westminster Drive to provide pedestrian help while crossing King Street during the commute to school in the morning and from school in the afternoon. Help with crossing at this intersection will be available until the new traffic signals are operational.

    Progress since last Update:

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    Traffic has been moved to the north side of King Street between Westminster Drive and Dover Street. One lane of traffic in each direction will be maintained during construction. For safety reasons, on-street parking on King Street will not be permitted within the construction zone.

    A person has been stationed at Westminster Drive to provide pedestrian help while crossing King Street during the commute to school in the morning and from school in the afternoon. Help with crossing at this intersection will be available until the new traffic signals are operational.

    Progress since last Update:

    · Asphalt removal on the south side of King Street between Westminster Drive and Dover Street has been completed.

    · Sanitary and water sewer service installation has been completed in Stage 2.

    · Temporary lighting in Stage 1 on the north side of King Street has been installed

    Upcoming work over the next couple of weeks:

    · Crews are preparing the roadway in Stage 2 for curb, and it is expected that curb will be poured between Westminster Drive and Lowther Street by the end of next week, with asphalt being placed the following week.

    · Crews will continue removals on the south side of King Street between Westminster Drive and Dover Street, including removal of railway ties found under the asphalt.

    · Watermain installation in Stage 1 has begun and will continue next week.

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

    Installation of catch basin manhole and storm sewer pipe

    Installation of sanitary service (white pipe) to building

    Installation of water service (blue pipe) to building

    Water service shut off valves (black tubes with lids)

    Preparing (excavating) the road for gravel and sub drain installation (black pipe)

    Installing ducts (pipes) for underground electricity feed to streetlights and future tree lights

    Temporary street lights and poles

    Removal of asphalt in Stage 1B

    Start removing more old railway ties


  • Construction Update August 23, 2019

    8 months ago

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    Traffic is expected to flip to the north side of King Street between Westminster Drive and Dover Street by the end of August, so that crews can begin removal of the old asphalt on the south side of King Street in Stage 1. One lane of traffic in each direction will be maintained during construction. For safety reasons, on-street parking on King Street will not be permitted within the construction zone.

    The new school year is quickly approaching, and we recognize the importance of safety with the return of students crossing King Street. Beginning in...

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    Traffic is expected to flip to the north side of King Street between Westminster Drive and Dover Street by the end of August, so that crews can begin removal of the old asphalt on the south side of King Street in Stage 1. One lane of traffic in each direction will be maintained during construction. For safety reasons, on-street parking on King Street will not be permitted within the construction zone.

    The new school year is quickly approaching, and we recognize the importance of safety with the return of students crossing King Street. Beginning in September there will be a person stationed at Westminster Drive to provide pedestrian help while crossing King Street during the commute to school in the morning and from school in the afternoon. Help with crossing at this intersection will be available until the new traffic signals are operational.

    Progress since last Update:

    · Storm sewer main line installation has continued in Stage 2

    · Asphalt and curb have been placed in Stage 1 between Dover Street to almost Westminster Drive

    Upcoming work over the next couple of weeks:

    · Sanitary and water sewer service installation working west from Lowther Street in Stage 2 to continue for approximately 2 weeks

    · Temporary lighting installation in Stage 1 to be installed

    · Traffic in Stage 1 will be flipped onto the new road surface and the road surface will be removed on the remaining side

    · Crews will begin preparing the roadway to place curbs in Stage 2 within the next 3 weeks.

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

    Installation of storm sewer, double catch basin and double catch basin manhole to drain the road surface

    Installation of new sanitary service (white pipe) crossing the new storm sewer (green pipe)

    Pouring the curb in Stage 1

    Crews start placing the asphalt in Stage 1

    Crews place the second layer of asphalt on Stage 1

    Traffic signals have been removed from the King Street and Westminster Drive intersection