Construction projects

We maintain city roads, trails and sidewalks through rehabilitation and new building projects. Visit our closures page for road, trail and sidewalk disruptions related to construction projects.

Use this page to learn more about reporting potholes and current construction projects.


On this page

  1. Potholes
  2. Active construction projects
  3. Resurfacing and repairs
  4. Sidewalk and trail connections
  5. Future projects

Potholes

We fix potholes as needed throughout the year. Report a pothole using this form and select the 'road and bike lanes' option.

If your vehicle was damaged from a pothole on a city street, visit use our insurance claim page to learn more about making a claim.


Active construction projects

Use this list to learn about road, trail and sidewalk projects scheduled for 2021.

Project activity is subject to change without notice.

Road reconstruction:

Road reconstruction is the complete removal and replacement of pavement, curbs, underground sewers and watermains. Sidewalks and boulevards are also removed and replaced.

This list is for general information only. Not to be used for decision making on land development, site alteration, private construction or real estate.

Stream restoration project:

Stream restoration is the vegetation, sediment and debris removal. Creek banks are rebuilt and replanted to prevent soil erosion and to improve water habitat and quality.


Alexandra Avenue

Road reconstruction from Westmount Road to Lourdes Street on Alexandra Avenue.

Expected start: Spring 2022 for final landscaping and warranty work

Expected completion: Spring 2022

Contactkyle.bossie@waterloo.ca 


Larch Street

Road reconstruction from Balsam Street to Hickory Street. 

Expected start: Spring 2022 for landscaping, entry feature installation and warranty work

Expected completion: Spring 2022

Contact: kyle.bossie@waterloo.ca


Laurel Creek - Hillside Park to Highway 85

Select locations along Laurel Creek from Hillside Park to Highway 85 will receive creek rehabilitation. 

Expected start: Spring 2022

Expected completion: Summer 2022

Contact: gavin.vermeer@waterloo.ca


Lorindale Street - this project is completed, under warranty

Completion of 2020 road surface asphalt road reconstruction and waterman looping on Lorindale Street (full length of the street) from Colonial Public School to Denholm Street.

Expected start: Spring 2021

Expected completion: Spring 2021

Contact: caroline.amyot@waterloo.ca


Mackay Crescent

Road reconstruction on Mackay Crescent from Weber Street to Alvin Street.

Expected start: Spring 2021

Expected completion: Fall 2021

Contact: gavin.vermeer@waterloo.ca


Roosevelt Avenue - under warranty, surface asphalt 2022

Completion of surface works from 2020 road reconstruction on Roosevelt Avenue from Warrington Drive to Erb Street.

Expected start: Spring 2021

Expected completion: Spring 2021

Contact: caroline.amyot@waterloo.ca 


Silver Lake / Waterloo Park / Laurel Creek

Continuation of 2020 work Laurel creek rehabilitation through dredging of Silver Lake, landscape and architectural improvement to Waterloo Park frontage. 

Expected start: On-going

Expected completion: Summer 2022

Contact: lake and creek - jessica.kellerman@waterloo.ca park frontage - caroline.amyot@waterloo.ca 


Watermain Crossing - Highway 85

Trenchless installation of watermain at new crossing of Highway 85 South of Lexington Road. 

Expected start: Spring 2022

Expected completion: Fall 2022

Contact: caroline.amyot@waterloo.ca


West Side Employment Lands

Land development area grading from 2019/2020 servicing and road works in 2020 on West Side Employment Land includes extension from Platinum Drive to Columbia Street.

Expected start: Spring 2021

Expected completion: Fall 2021

Contact: mike.lupsa@waterloo.ca


Various resurfacing and repairs

Various resurfacing techniques, including remove and replace, mill and overlay asphalt, curb and sidewalk repairs.

Expected start: Spring 2021

Expected completion: Fall 2021

Contact: kevin.zach@waterloo.ca 

Road  Section

Black Oak Court

Northlake Drive to White Oak Place
Bluevale Street Erb Street to Bridgeport Road
Cairncroft Place Gatestone Boulevard to Cul-de-sac
Eiwo Court Dansbury Drive to Cul-de-sac
Paris Boulevard Extension of Paris Boulevard (new culture-de-sac)
Pommel Gate Crescent Old Post Road to Old Post Road
Skylark Road Northfield to Northlake Drive

Sidewalk and trail connections

Various connection improvements, including new sidewalks and multi-use trails.

Expected start: Summer 2020

Expected completion: Fall 2020

Contact: chris.dedman@waterloo.ca 

Road  Section

Dawson Street

Westmount to Lourdes

Colby Drive (trail)

Colby to Wyman
Superior Drive Frobisher to Bathurst
Davenport Road (trail) Frobisher to Baffin
Lexington Court Lexington to Waterloo Service Centre


Future construction projects


Trans Canada Trail extension

A joint project between the City of Waterloo, Region of Waterloo and the Township of Woolwich resulted in a study to realign a portion of the Trans Canada Trail (now the 'Great Trail’) to form a more direct route between Waterloo and Woolwich.

A review of route options resulted in the preferred route following along Parkside Drive in Waterloo to the Farmers Market area via the existing rail corridor.

Consultation

Information on this work was presented to the public in 2017 with presentation boards. Some themes heard from the public included:

  • safety, such as lighting and crossing major roads
  • connections to adjacent businesses
  • what would happen to the current Trans Canada Trail alignment
Next steps

The study work is nearing completion which will position the municipal partners to access funding opportunities as they arise. Further details will be added to this site as they arise.

If you have questions about this project, contact the project manager at 519-747-8791, TTY (for deaf) 1-866-786-3941 or chris.hodgson@waterloo.ca