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

Asphalt Rehab Project

Overview

The City will be repaving Cherry Blossom Road from Maple Grove Road to the Railway tracks, Trico Drive from Concession Road to Newport Road and Beverly Street from Kerr Street to Dundas Street. These roads will be milled of the existing asphalt and then repaved.

Timeline

  • Cherry Blossom will start on July 29, 2020
  • Trico Drive will begin August 4, 2020
  • Beverly Street will begin August 10, 2020

Progress

Not started.

Notice to residents

Construction notice to residents - July 24, 2020

Contact information

Walter Buettel
Project Manager
City of Cambridge
(519) 623-1340 ext. 4356 

Blair Road Culvert and Retaining Wall Replacement

Overview

This work includes the replacement of the culvert on Blair Road approximately 245m northwest of Bismark Drive. The project also includes the replacement of a retaining wall on Devils Creek approximately 200m north of the Blair Road culvert.

Timeline

The project is anticipated to begin July 13, 2020 with completion by September 2020. 

Traffic Detours and Road Closures

In order to carry out these improvements, it will be necessary to close Blair Road to through traffic.  Blair Road will be closed at the location of the culvert. Prior to any road closure, signs will be posted on the approaching streets advising motorists of the date and duration of the closure. Closure of the park trail between Blair Road and George Street North will be required.

The following amenities will not be accessible via the Blair Road entrance (follow Detour D-1):

  • Community Trail: Northeast side of Community Trail through Morva Rouse Park will be closed during this time to facilitate the culvert replacement and retaining wall construction work. 

 

Trail Closure - Devils Creek at Morva Rouse Park

 

Blair Road Culvert and Retaining Wall Replacement - Detour Route

Progress

Construction began on July 13. Utility relocations and underground infrastructure replacement July 20 - August 15, 2020.

Notices to Residents  

Construction Notice to Residents - June 22, 2020

Contact information

Prasad Samarakoon, P.Eng.
Project Engineer
City of Cambridge
(519) 623-1340 ext. 4751

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 September

Stage 3 - September thru November

Progress

Stage 1: Work on stage 1 is nearing completion.

Stage 2: Work on stage 2 will be started shortly.

Closures

  • Ainslie Street at Park Hill Road was closed but has now been reopened.

  • The stage 1 work area is closed to thru traffic; access for local traffic only.
  • The stage 2 work area will be closed to thru traffic when work begins on stage 2.

Notices to residents

Contact information

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

Clarence & Tannery Streets

Overview

Tannery Street is a cul-de-sac in Hespeler off of Adam Street that is 275m long. The work includes the replacement of sanitary, storm and watermain.

Clarence Street will be reconstructed from Franklin Blvd to Strathcona Street in Hespeler and is 290m long. The work includes replacement of sanitary, storm and watermain.

Timeline

Planned construction start date: April 16, 2020.

Progress

  • Construction started on April 16th. The contractor has completed paving and landscaping on Tannery Street and is well underway on Clarence Street working our way with sanitary, storm and water.

Notices to residents

Contact information  

Walter Buettel
Project Manager
City of Cambridge
(519) 623-1340 ext. 4356 

Elliott Street and Burrows Street 

Overview

The City of Cambridge will continue with the Elliott Street and Burrows Street reconstruction. This will be undertaken by Morley’s Contracting (Brantford) Ltd and will involve replacement of existing watermain, sanitary sewer, storm sewer, roadway, sidewalks.

Timeline

Reconstruction will be completed in 3 phases.

  • Phase 1 (Elliott St – Henry St to Centre St) has been substantially completed in 2019.
  • Phase 2 (Elliott St – Centre St to Burrows St and Burrows St – Elliott St to end) will begin on or about April 22, 2020 and last for approximately 11 weeks.
  • Phase 3 (Elliott St – Burrows St to East St) will begin on or about June 29, 2020 and last 12 weeks.

Progress

  • Phase 1 is completed.
  • Phase 2 is paved. Contractor continues with surface restoration of phase 2.
  • Watermain and sanitary sewer construction completed for phase 3. 

Notices to residents

Contact information 

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

Fearnwood Street, Trillium Avenue & Shaw Avenue Reconstruction

Overview

The reconstruction of Fearnwood Street from Fisher Mills Rd. to Milton Ave. W., Trillium Avenue from Fisher Mills Rd. to Shaw Ave. and Shaw Avenue from Trillium Ave. to Fearnwood St. The project includes replacement of watermain, sanitary sewers, storm sewers, sidewalk, curb, gutter and asphalt paving.

Timeline

Planned construction start date: August 2020.

Progress

  • The tender has been awarded and construction will begin in August 2020.

Notices to residents

Construction Notice to Residents - June 8, 2020.

Contact information

Walter Buettel
Project Manager
City of Cambridge
(519) 623-1340 ext. 4356

Forest Road Reconstruction

Overview

The reconstruction project includes two phases of Forest Road (Stage 1: Churchill Dr. to Cedar St. and Stage 2: Cedar St. to Victoria Ave.) The project includes replacement of watermain, sanitary sewers, storm sewers and pavement due to deterioration. It also includes replacement of sidewalk, curb, traffic signs and utility relocation.

Timeline

Planned construction start date: June 8, 2020

Progress

  • Construction work continues on Stage 1: Churchill Dr. to Cedar St.     

Notices to residents

Contact information

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

Lansdowne Road, John Street and Francis Street

Overview

The reconstruction project will involve replacing watermain and repaving the road on Lansdowne Road North - Salisbury Ave. and Wentworth Ave. (Phase 2), John Street - Selkirk Street to Francis Street, and Francis Street - John Street to Middleton Street (Phase 1). Water services will also be replaced from the main to property line.

Timeline

Planned construction start date:

  • Phase 1 : John Street, and Francis Street (Pending Contractor Schedule Update, Approximate Start Date April 27th, 2020)

  • Phase 2: Lansdowne Road North (Pending Contractor Schedule Update, Approximate Start Date May 11, 2020)

Progress

  • Construction completed for phase 1, John Street and Francis Street
  • Construction completed for phase 2, Lansdowne Road

Notices to residents

Contact information

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

Lutz Street and Mill Street Parking Lot Reconstruction

Overview

The reconstruction project will involve replacing the sanitary sewer, storm sewer, watermain, curb and gutter, sidewalk and street lighting. Sanitary, storm and water services will also be replaced from the main to property line. The construction limit is Lutz Street from Mill Street to Wellington Street, Mill Street from Main Street to Lutz Street and west portion of Mill Street Parking Lot. (see attached construction limit map). The reconstruction will be undertaken by Sousa Concrete of Cambridge, Ontario.

Timeline

Planned construction start date: May 18, 2020 (approximate)

Progress

  • Watermain, sanitary sewer and storm sewer construction completed
  • Street light construction started.   

Notices to Businesses/Property Owners

Contact information

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

Main Street Reconstruction

Overview

The City of Cambridge has substantially completed the 2019-16 Main Street Reconstruction and Streetscaping project. The project is located between Ainslie Street and Shade Street. Reconstruction includes:

  • Streetscape upgrades similar to the recent upgrades on Main Street from Water Street to Ainslie Street
  • New on road bike lanes from Wellington Street to Shade Street
  • Replacement of sections of existing watermain with new watermain and appurtenances, including replacement of required water services up to the property line
  • Replacement of some sections of existing storm sewer with new storm sewer and appurtenances
  • Reconstruction of the asphalt, road base and sub-base, concrete sidewalks, and concrete curb and gutter
  • Installation of street furniture, planting beds, new street trees and new pedestrian / street lighting

Timeline

Construction is currently underway for deficiencies and remaining items. Surface paving planned for Fall 2020.

Progress

Minor outstanding items, deficiencies, and surface paving remain for fall 2020.

Contact Information

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

Selkirk Street & Tait Street

Overview

The reconstruction project includes work on Selkirk Street (Tait Street to Glenmorris Street) and Tait Street (Dumfries Street to First Avenue). The project includes replacement of watermain, sanitary sewers, storm sewers and pavement due to deterioration. It also includes replacement of sidewalk, curb, traffic signs and utility relocation.

Timeline

Planned construction start date: April 20, 2020

Progress

  • Construction underway on Tait Street
  • Selkirk Street is completed to base asphalt
  • Tait St construction work is 50% complete
  • Underground infrastructure installation underway on Tait St

Notices to residents

Contact information

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

Watermain Rehabilitation (Contract 2020-22 Various Locations)

Overview

The City of Cambridge will be proceeding with the rehabilitation of existing watermains on various streets (and easements) across the City as part of the 2020 Watermain Rehabilitation program. Watermains will be rehabilitated using a Trenchless (“Minimal Dig”) Technology method which will require a minimized amount of excavation. All water services from watermain 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: Franklin Boulevard to Alison Avenue
  • Easement: Milling Road to Sheffield Street
  • Bond Street: Samuelson Street to CP Rail Corridor End
  • Cedar Street: Drew Avenue to South Gate Road
  • Easement: Concession Road to King Street East

Figure: Watermain Rehabilitation Locations and Figures.

Timeline

Planned construction start date: May 18th, 2020 (Pending detailed contractor schedule)

Progress

Project complete.

Notices to residents

Contact information

Prasad Samarakoon, P.Eng.
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 April 3, 2020, 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 April 3, 2020, 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.