Five streets: construction update
The construction of multi-use-paths and related active transportation infrastructure on several city streets for this project has been approved, and a contractor has been retained to do the work for the city. These paths will help connect people to key destinations such as ION stations, places of employment and link users to the broader active transportation network. Weather permitting, we expect construction to happen between July and October, 2021. A short section of the Farmers Market Trail at the Weber Street intersection will be completed in 2022. This intersection will be reconfigured by the Region of Waterloo to accommodate the new Weber Street design. Details on the construction information can be found in the Document Library.
The multi-use-paths (MUP), will look similar to the one pictured.
Farmers Market Trail
The existing east side sidewalk along Parkside Drive will be replaced by a wider asphalt multi-use-path between Bearinger Road and Northfield Drive. Pedestrian scale lighting will be installed on this side of the street.
A new asphalt multi-use-path will be constructed on the east side of Phillip Street between Columbia Street and Albert Street. Pedestrian refuge islands will also be installed to assist in crossing the street.
A new asphalt multi-use-path will be constructed on the west side of Conestogo Road between Northfield Drive and Bauer Place. Painted on-road bike lanes will also be installed up to King Street.
A new asphalt multi-use-path will be constructed right up Bauer Place between Conestoga Road and King Street.