Construction and Road Closures

The Region of Waterloo has many construction projects every year. These include resurfacing, reconstruction, widening, new road construction.  Updates on projects currently underway and future planned works are listed here.

To report a problem or a concern with construction or road closures, call 519-575-4400 (or TTY for the deaf and hard of hearing: 519-575-4608.)

List and map of road closures

A list of Waterloo Region road closure information

An up-to-date map including road closure information for the Region of Waterloo and the cities of Cambridge, Kitchener and Waterloo. Road Closures Map

Current construction projects

The projects and schedules are based on the program approved by Regional Council. The type, location or timing of these works may change or may not occur at all. These changes may occur before the start of the works or as the works are being carried out.

Typical practice with reconstructing roads is to pave to base course asphalt, with surface course asphalt placed on the road the following year. 

Cambridge 
Check the list to see what Regional roads in your area are under construction.

Name

Type of Work

Contact

Avenue Road, Franklin Boulevard to Hespeler Road Watermain Replacement

Padraig Keating 

226-752-7029

Dundas Street (Reg. Rd. 8), Shade Street to Briercrest Ave Road Reconstruction

Greg Proctor

519-575-4729

Dundas Street (Reg. Rd. 8), Shade Street to Hespeler Road  Road Reconstruction

Greg Proctor

519-575-4729

Fountain Street (Reg. Rd. 17), King Street (Reg. Rd. 8) to Highway 401 Road reconstruction

Jason Lane

519-575-4757

x3752

Franklin Boulevard, at Copperfield Drive Installation of Pedestrian Refuge Island

Saman Ajamzadeh 519-575-4557

Hespeler Road Delta Parkettes  

Saman Ajamzadeh 519-575-4557

Kitchener
Check the list to see what Regional roads in your area are under construction.

Name

Type of Work

Contact

Courtland Avenue, Hayward Avenue to Overland Drive

Reconstruction Luke Misurka, 519-570-6383

Courtland Avenue Iron Horse Trail Improvements, at Stirling Avenue

  Saman Ajamzadeh 519-575-4557

Fischer-Hallman Road, Bleams Road to Plains Road, Kitchener

 

Justin Armstrong

519-575-4757

x 3164

Fischer-Hallman Road, Bleams Road to Strasburg Creek

Roundabout

Justin Armstrong

519-575-4757

x 3164

Fischer-Hallman Road, Strasburg Creek Roundabout

Dave Hallman

226-750-4143

Gage Avenue to King Street (Reg. Rd. 15)

Transit Hub Trail

Eric Saunderson 519-575-4746

Highland Road, Fischer-Hallman to Ira Needles Boulevard

Reconstruction

Jim Ellerman

519-575-4400 x3757

Highway 7/8 Cycling & Pedestrian Bridge, Strasburg Road / Chandler Drive to Avalon Place

Construction

Andrew Doman 

519-575-4757 x 3183

Ion Access Improvements, Courtland Avenue at Hillmount Street and Courtland Avenue at Shelby Drive

  Matthew O'Neil 519-575-4400 x3462

Ira Needles Boulevard at Victoria Street South

Storm Pond 0070-002 Clean Out and Restoration

Steve Yonemitsu

519-575-4400 X3141

Joseph Street to King Street West, Kitchener

Multi-Use Trail

Steve Yonemitsu

519-575-4400 X3141

King Street and Sportsworld Drive, Highway 401 to Freeport Bridge and King Street to Sportsworld Crossing Road

 Road Reconstruction   

Peter Linn

519-575-4757 x3773

King Street, from Freeport Bridge to Freeport Hospital Entrance

Multi-Use Path Saman Ajamzadeh 519-575-4557

Lackner Boulevard MUT

Drainage Improvements

Saman Ajamzadeh 519-575-4557

Ottawa Street, Fischer-Hallman to Alpine

Reconstruction

Jason Guan 

519-575-4400 x3202

Ottawa St South (Reg. Rd. 4), Fischer-Hallman Rd to International Place

Reconstruction with installation of Multi Use Trail Jeff Nyenhuis

519-575-4735

Ottawa Street, Nottingham to Nyberg and Weber Street, Sheldon to Borden

Reconstruction

Greg Proctor

519-575-4729

River Road Extension, King Street to Manitou Drive

   

Jason Lane

519-575-4757 x3752

Victoria Street, at King Street GRT Pad Saman Ajamzadeh 519-575-4557
Weber Street (Reg. Rd. 8), Borden Avenue to Queen Street Reconstruction Ken Brisbois

519-575-4606

Westmount Road, at Westwood Drive Pedestrian Refuge Island Saman Ajamzadeh 519-575-4557
Waterloo
Check the list to see what Regional roads in your area are under construction.
NameType of WorkContact

Bridge Street, University Avenue to Woolwich Street

Reconstruction

Peter Linn

519-575-4757 x3773

King Street North (Reg. Rd. 15) University Avenue to ION tracks south of Erb Street

Reconstruction, Cycling Lanes, and Sidewalks Eric Saunderson 519-575-4746 

Northfield Drive (Reg. Rd. 22) Bridge Street to University Avenue

Reconstruction & Widening

Michelle Pinto

519-575-4400 x3637

 

Weber Street (Regional Road No. 8), Waterloo Forwell Creek Road to Blythwood Road, and Dutton Drive to Parkside Drive

 

Full Reconstruction

Jason Guan 519-575-4400 x3302

Farmer's Market Spur Line Trail, Northfield Drive West to Farmer's Market Road, City of Waterloo and Township of Woolwich

Multi-use Trail and Drainage Improvements

Michelle Pinto 519-575-4400 x3637

William Street Water Supply System Upgrades - 

 

Andrew Calder

519-575-4400 x3103

North Dumfries
Check the list to see what Regional roads in your area are under construction.

Name

Type of Work

Contact

Wellesley
Check the list to see what Regional roads in your area are under construction.

Name

Type of Work

Contact

Herrgott Road at Conestoga River & Ament Line at Boomer Creek

Bridge Rehabilitation

Ken Brisbois

519-575-4606

Kressler Road, from Lobsinger Line to Arthur Road

Resurfacing, watermain replacement and proposed sidewalk

 Jason Guan 519-575-4757 X3302

Line 86 (Wallenstein) Upgrades, from 300m west of Hergott Road to 100m east of Listowel Road

Reconstruction

Larry Van Wyck

519-575-4529

Wilmot
Check the list to see what Regional roads in your area are under construction.

Name

Type of Work

Contact

New Hamburg to Baden Transmission Watermain

New Transmission Watermain

Nancy Corbett

519-575-4757 x3154

Notre Dame Drive Reconstruction, 0.4km South of Erb's Road to St. Anne Avenue North

Reconstruction

Jeff Nyenhuis

519-575-4735

Snyder's Road Reconstruction, Foundry Street to Gingerich Road

Reconstruction

Ken Brisbois

519-575-4606

Woolwich

Check the list to see what Regional roads in your area are under construction.

Name

Type of Work

Contact

Arthur Street, Sandy Hill Road to Floradale Road

Resurfacing

Larry Van Wyck

519-575-4529

Church Street East, Arthur Street to Duke Street

Reconstruction

Boris Latkovic

226-750-8328

Kressler Road, from Lobsinger Line to Arthur Road

Resurfacing, watermain replacement and proposed sidewalk

Jason Guan 519-575-4757 X3302

Sawmill Road (Reg. Rd. 17), River Street to Snyders Flats Road 

Reconstruction with installation of sidewalks and bike lanes Jason Lane

519-575-4757 x3752

West Montrose Covered Bridge

Reconstruction Shawn Buckley 519-575-4093

Farmer's Market Spur Line Trail, Northfield Drive West to Farmer's Market Road, City of Waterloo and Township of Woolwich

Multi-use Trail and Drainage Improvements Michelle Pinto 519-575-4400 x3637

Future construction projects

The projects are based on the 10-Year Capital Program approved by Regional Council. These works may change or may not occur at all.
 Cambridge
Check the list to see what is planned for upcoming construction on a Regional road in your area.

Name of Project

Contact

Ainslie Street and Park Hill Road

Rafael Sandoval 

519-575-4400 x 4096

East Boundary Road, City of Cambridge, Township of North Dumfries, Township of Puslinch

Justin Armstrong

519-575-4757 x3164

Fountain Street, Maple Grove Road to Fairway Road

Rafael Sandoval

519-575-4400 x 4096

Maple Grove Road (Hespeler to Vondrau)

Justin Armstrong

519-575-4757 x3164

Myers Road, Water Street to Branchton Road

Michelle Pinto

519-575-4757 x 3637

 Kitchener
Check the list to see what is planned for upcoming construction on a Regional road in your area.

Name of Project

Contact

Bleams Road, Strasburg Road to Fischer-Hallman Road

Saman Ajamzadeh 519-575-4557

Bleams Road (RR56) West of Fischer-Hallman Road to Trussler Road

Greg Proctor

519-575-4729

Fischer-Hallman Road (RR58) at New Dundee Road (RR12) Roundabout 

Steve Yonemitsu

519-55-4400 x3141

Lancaster Street, Wellington Street to Bridgeport Road

Peter Linn

519-575-4757 x3773

New Dundee Road Roundabout at Robert Ferrie Drive

Saman Ajamzadeh 519-575-4557

Westmount Road (Highland Road to Glasgow Street) and Victoria Street (Fischer-Hallman Road to Lawrence Avenue) 

Eric Saunderson

519-575-4400 x4746

Westmount Road (RR50), Erb Street (RR9) to Glasgow Street

Eric Saunderson

519-575-4400 x4746

Waterloo
Check the list to see what is planned for upcoming construction on a Regional road in your area.

Name of Project

Contact

Bridgeport Road/Caroline Street (Reg. Rd. 9), King Street (Reg. Rd. 15) to Erb Street (Reg. Rd. 9)

 

 

Cycling Network Improvements and Expansion  

Alberto Martinez

519-501-3938

Erb Street, Ira Needles Boulevard to Wilmot Line

William Gilbert

519-575-4603 

Fischer-Hallman Road, Columbia Street West to Westmount Road North

Justin Armstrong

519-575-4757 x3164

University Avenue, Albert Street to Weber Street

Andrew Doman 519-575-4757 x 3183 

Weber Street, Blythwood Road to Northfield Drive

Jason Guan 519-575-4400 x3302

Westmount Road (RR50), Erb Street (RR9) to Glasgow

Eric Saunderson

519-575-4400 x4746

North Dumfries
Check the list to see what is planned for upcoming construction on a Regional road in your area.

Name of Project

Contact

East Boundary Road, City of Cambridge, Township of North Dumfries, Township of Puslinch

Justin Armstrong

519-575-4757 x3164

 

Fischer-Hallman Road (RR58) Roundabout at New Dundee Road (RR12)

 

 Steve Yonemitsu

519-575-4400 x3141

Roseville Road Reconstruction, 0.6km West of Fischer-Hallman Road to 0.4km East of Fischer-Hallman Road

Jeff Nyenhuis

519-575-4735

Wellesley
Check the list to see what is planned for upcoming construction on a Regional road in your area.

Name of Project

Contact

Wilmot
Check the list to see what is planned for upcoming construction on a Regional road in your area.

Name of Project

Contact

Cedar Creek Road and Trussler Road Roundabout

Jeff Nyenhuis

519-575-4735

Woolwich
Check the list to see what is planned for upcoming construction on a Regional road in your area.

Name of Project

Contact

Church Street East , Duke Street to 270m East of Spruce Lane

Boris Latkovic

519-575-4400

x4457

Floradale Road & Line 86 Roundabout

Jeff Nyenhuis

519-575-4735

Sawmill Road and Ebycrest Road Roundabout

Jeff Nyenhuis

519-575-4735

West Montrose Covered Bridge Rehabilitation

Michelle Pinto

519-575-4400  x3637

 

Scheifele Bridge Superstructure Replacement, Northfield Drive at Conestogo River 

Ken Brisbois

519-575-4606

Tips to reduce delays during construction
  • Avoid rush hour travel - Travel before or after the rush to and from work if you can, or take alternate routes and save non-essential travel for the less busy times. This will help reduce traffic trying to squeeze through reduced lanes in construction zones.
  • Carpool - Even if you need your car during the day, you can find a carpool buddy who does not. You will not only help reduce traffic, you can also save money on gas and parking costs too. Visit gotravelwise.ca and sign up to find a carpool buddy.
  • Take transit - Go to grt.ca and check out schedules for Grand River Transit routes.

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