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.

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  • Hello! Just wondering if there is an approximate date on when there will be parking in front of the library again? Thanks!

    S asked about 1 month ago

    On-street parking in front of the library is expected to return in mid to late fall of this year. 

    Once construction is complete on the library side of the road, we will put both lanes of traffic on that side while we work on the opposite side of the road. During these two stages of the work, parking cannot be provided on-street. After these two stages are finished, some additional work will need to be completed while traffic is back in the middle of the road so there may be some additional disruptions to parking at that time.

    Crews are making good progress and it is possible that on-street parking in front of the library may return sooner than expected but there is still a lot of work to be finished so we cannot commit to a firm date.

  • Will left turns from Eagle S. to King St. be stopped during construction? I believe a lot of individuals will try to use Hamilton, Queenston or Moore as quick routes. This will put seniors and children at risk.

    J asked 4 months ago

    Left turns from Eagle Street South to King Street East will continue throughout construction. 

    We are aware of the concerns about King Street traffic using the local side streets and the associated speeding and safety concerns.

    City of Cambridge staff are preparing a report for the April 9th Planning & Development Committee meeting regarding traffic calming recommendations for the City streets surrounding King Street. Region staff will be working with City staff to implement their plan where required on an as-needed basis.

  • why are there not more EV charging stations in the downtown core? if there is construction going on already in some of the lots, you may as well invest in some modern infrastructure now.

    rekaba asked 4 months ago

    Although the King Street parking lot between Waterloo Street and Argyle Street will be impacted by the project, the lot itself will not be under construction. The King Street parking lot is scheduled for renewal in 2021 under the City’s Capital Program.  Electric Vehicle (EV) charging station infrastructure will be considered at that time.  

    There are no other City parking lots impacted by the reconstruction of King Street. Should you wish to discuss this further, please contact the City of Cambridge.