Stay up-to-date on City of Cambridge Road Construction projects in 2020.  To learn about current Regional projects, visit the Region of Waterloo's website

Allendale Road Reconstruction and Intermarket Road Construction

Overview

The City of Cambridge will be proceeding with the reconstruction of Allendale Road from Fountain Street to the future Intermarket Road. The majority of the work on Allendale Road will be completed under City Contract T20-51 with some works under Contract T20-50 (Intermarket Road). The works include installation of watermain, storm and sanitary sewer. Surface works will include new concrete curb and gutter, a new pavement structure and asphalt multi-use trails will be installed on both sides of the right-of-way. Under Contract T20-50 a new roundabout at the intersection of Intermarket Road and Allendale Road will be constructed and new concrete curb and gutters, new pavement  structure and storm sewers will be extended west of the new intersection.

Timeline

Planned Construction start date: October 26, 2020.

Progress

Ongoing

Notices to residents

Contact Information

Alex Nichols
Project Engineer
City of Cambridge
(519) 623-1340 ext. 4606

Cambridge Street & Park Hill Road

Overview

This project includes:

  • Construction of 307 metres of a 200mm diameter watermain and 667m of 450mm diameter watermain;
  • Construction of 820m of 300mm to 975mm diameter storm sewer;
  • Construction of 847m of 200mm to 250mm diameter sanitary sewer;
  • Construction of 8320 m2 of asphalt roadway;
  • Construction of 2570 m2 of concrete sidewalk;
  • Construction of 1440 m of concrete curb and gutter; and
  • Other miscellaneous works for the reconstruction of Cambridge Street between Park Hill Road and Dundas Street, and Park Hill Road between Ainslie Street and Wellington Street.

Timeline

The project is being constructed in three (3) stages. The stages are generally as follows:

Stage 1 - Park Hill Road from Ainslie Street to Wellington Street
Stage 2 - Cambridge Street from Park Hill Road to Bond Street
Stage 3 - Cambridge Street from Bond Street to Dundas Street

The general timing for the stages is as follows:

Stage 1 - April thru July
Stage 2 - July thru November
Stage 3 - Spring 2021

Progress

Stage 1: Work on stage 1 is substantially completed.
Stage 2: Work on stage 2 is substantially completed

Closures

  • The stage 1 work area is open to traffic.
  • The stage 2 work area is open to traffic.

Notices to residents

Contact information

Scott MacDonald
Project Engineer
City of Cambridge
519-623-1340 ext. 4679 

Dover Street and Hamilton Street Reconstruction

Overview

The reconstruction project will include work on Dover St. & Hamilton St. The project includes replacement of watermains, sanitary sewers, and storm sewers. It will also include completion of reconstruction of the asphalt, road base and sub-base, concrete sidewalks, and concrete curb and gutter.

Dover Street and Hamilton Street Construction Limits

Timeline

Planned construction start date: March 30, 2021

Progress

Not Started

Road Closures

  • Dover St  - King St E. to Hamilton
  • Dover St- Hamilton to Moor St
  • Hamilton St- Dover St to Eagle St

Will be closed to through traffic during construction and open for local traffic only.  

Notices

Contact Information

Prasad Samarakoon
Project Engineer
City of Cambridge
519-623-1340 ext. 4539

Salisbury Avenue Reconstruction

Overview

The reconstruction project will include work on Salisbury Avenue from Grand Avenue to the end (Highland Public School). The project includes replacement of watermains, sanitary sewers, and storm sewers. It will also include completion of reconstruction of the asphalt, road base and sub-base, concrete sidewalks, and concrete curb and gutter.

Timeline

Planned construction start date: April 5, 2021

Progress

Not Started

Road Closures

  • Salisbury Avenue – Grand Avenue to Laneway 164

Notices

Contact Information

Steven Huang
Project Engineer
City of Cambridge
519-623-1340 ext. 4616

Sewer Main Rehabilitation (Contract 2020-22 Various Locations)

Overview

The reconstruction project will include work on Easement: Chapel St to Guelph Ave. Hedley Street: North St. to Westminster Drive North. The City of Cambridge will be proceeding with the rehabilitation of existing sewer mains on various streets (and easements) across the City as part of the 2021 Watermain Rehabilitation program. Sewer mains will be rehabilitated using a Trenchless (“Minimal Dig”) Technology method which will require a minimized amount of excavation. All-non PVC sewer services from the sewer main to property line within working limits will be replaced. The following locations are included in this year’s rehabilitation program (refer to location figure file below for additional details):

Easement: Chapel St to Guelph Avenue

Figure 1: Queen St Trunk Sewer (Chapel St to Guelph Ave.)

Figure 1: Queen St Trunk Sewer (Chapel St to Guelph Ave.)

Figure 2: Queen St Trunk Sewer (Guelph Ave. to Queen Street Sanitary Pumping Station)

Figure 2: Queen St Trunk Sewer (Guelph Ave. to Queen Street Sanitary Pumping Station)Figure 3: Hedley Street Sewer Main (North Street to Westminster Drive N.)

Figure 3: Hedley Street Sewer Main (Short Street to Westminster Street)

Timeline

Planned construction start date: February 1, 2021

Progress

  • Chapel St to Guelph Ave.- Construction work is 90% complete.
  • Hedley St (North St to Westminster Dive N.) – Contractor will mobilize Starting Tuesday April 6, 2021

Road Closures

Hedley Street residents may experience Temporary lane closures/restricted access from time to time during next two weeks.

Notices

Contact Information

Prasad Samarakoon
Project Engineer
City of Cambridge
519-623-1340 ext. 4539

Sheldon Drive Reconstruction

Overview

The reconstruction project will include work on Sheldon Drive from Wolseley Court to Franklin Boulevard. The project includes construction of new continuous centre turning lane, new sidewalk and curb. It also includes replacement of pavement due to deterioration.

Timeline

Planned construction start date: July 5, 2021

Progress

Not Started

Notices

Contact Information

Steven Huang
Project Engineer
City of Cambridge
519-623-1340 ext. 4616

Short St. and Centre St. Reconstruction (T20-82)

Overview

The reconstruction project will include work on Short St. from Centre St. to road end and Centre St. from Concession St to South St. The project includes replacement of watermains, sanitary sewers, and storm sewers. It will also include completion of reconstruction of the asphalt, road base and sub-base, concrete sidewalks, and concrete curb and gutter.

Timeline

Planned construction start date: May 10, 2021

Progress

  • This project is scheduled to begin on or about May 10, 2021.
  • Utility relocation work will be beginning on February 8, 2021.

Notices

Contact Information

Matt Holland
Project Engineer
City of Cambridge
519-623-1340 ext. 4751

City construction projects during COVID-19 pandemic

Essential construction work during COVID-19 pandemic

We understand that some residents may have concerns with construction moving forward during the COVID-19 pandemic.

On January 12, 2021, the Province of Ontario provided an updated list of essential workplaces. A coordinated review with the Region of Waterloo and member municipalities determined that City-led infrastructure construction is essential to ensure the City’s infrastructure and facilities remain safe, in a state of good repair and able to meet the needs of residents.

The City is working with contractors to ensure that safety guidelines are in place while completing these projects to protect workers and members of the public during the COVID-19 pandemic: 

  • City of Cambridge contractors must abide by the Occupational Health and Safety Act and adhere to guidelines issued by Public Health authorities and the Ministry of Labour, Training & Skills Development to help stop the spread of COVID-19. 
  • This includes measures to ensure physical distancing directives from Public Health are followed, such as staggered work shifts and lunch breaks and extra equipment on site.

Doing this work now under strict safety measures also has benefits in terms of maintaining a level of economic activity and will have a reduced impact on area businesses which are currently closed. 

As the pandemic unfolds, we will continue to work in collaboration with our municipal partners and evaluate the situation under the guidance of Region of Waterloo Public Health and the Province.  

For More Information

Frequently Asked Questions 

Why is the City moving forward with construction work at this time?

We understand that some residents may have concerns with construction moving forward during the COVID-19 pandemic. On January 12, 2021, the Province of Ontario provided an updated list of essential workplaces. Through coordinated review with the Region of Waterloo and member municipalities, the City has determined a number of its infrastructure renewal projects to be considered critical. The City continues to assess the COVID-19 situation, and will reevaluate as required based on the most recent directives from Public Health and the Province.

The City is working with contractors to ensure that safety guidelines are in place while completing these projects to protect workers and members of the public during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Will anyone need access to my home?

At this time, we do not anticipate that anyone will need to access your home. The City is taking alternate steps so that the contractor does not need to access homes, which would normally be required. This includes alternate arrangements for temporary water connections by the contractor.

Should you receive a request from a contractor to access your home, please do not hesitate to contact the Project Manager noted for the specific project in your area. 

Will my driveway access be maintained during the day? 

The road will be closed to all but local traffic as is normal during our residential construction projects. Access to private property will be maintained, but we ask that you travel with caution through the construction zone. There may be times during the work day that driveway access is limited due to work in the immediate vicinity.

The contractor will ensure that all driveways are accessible at the end of the work day for local and emergency vehicles. For times when you do not have access to your driveway during the day, alternative parking arrangements should be made.  

Where can I park? 

Parking, including overnight, will be permitted on intersecting streets within one block of the reconstruction but you must abide by all other existing parking restrictions (i.e. do not block a driveway, do not park too close to a fire hydrant, do not park where parking is prohibited, etc.).

Additional details on available alternate parking will also be provided where required. The enforcement of parking regulations has been suspended for on and off-street parking limits in response to the COVID-19 outbreak; visit www.cambridge.ca/COVID19 for more details.  

How will my utilities be affected? 

All utilities in Cambridge have essential staff available should any emergency situation or disruption arise. In order to maintain your water service during reconstruction, a temporary above-ground watermain will be installed.  Temporary service will be provided through an exterior connection.

You may experience some interruptions to your water service during this temporary connection. All planned interruptions should be temporary and occur during normal working hours. You will be notified prior to this interruption to allow you an opportunity to draw sufficient water for personal use until your water service is reinstated.   

How are the contractors protecting workers and members of the public? 

We are working with contractors to ensure that there are measures in place to protect workers and members of the public. Construction management will be screening staff daily to ensure those that are showing symptoms or not feeling well are staying home and following current public health procedures. There will be sanitation measures in place and additional personal protective equipment (PPE) as required. Interactions with the public will not be required in order for the contractor to perform their construction activities.

With our community’s children home from school during the day we would like to remind parents that children must avoid playing around the work site. The contractors will be reminded of this and in the interest of everyone’s safety please keep your children away from work areas.

Will there be noise?

We understand that many people are currently home with their families and also may be working from home. Please anticipate some noise and vibrations due to construction activity. The contractor is permitted to work between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. on weekdays.

What if a member of my household has any specific needs? 

If someone in your home has physical disabilities or special needs for accessing your property, please contact the project manager noted on the project listed above or in the letter you may have received at your home, so that we can help ensure access is maintained where and when possible.

 

Salisbury Avenue Reconstruction

 

The reconstruction project will include work on Dover St. & Hamilton St... The project includes The project includes replacement of watermains, sanitary sewers, and storm sewers. It will also include completion of reconstruction of the asphalt, road base and sub-base, concrete sidewalks, and concrete curb and gutter.