ION Update May 2015 LRT construction in Waterloo On Caroline, between Allen and Erb, work continues to ready the area for ION. This work involves relocating and upgrading the underground utilities and third party services. On Caroline from Willis Way to William, work is underway to relocate and upgrade the remaining underground utilities, such as watermain and stormwater. This work requires a temporary closure of the sidewalk adjacent to the South Parking Lot along Caroline from Willis Way to Alexandra. Signage is in place to help detour pedestrians. Work also began to relocate and upgrade the remaining underground utilities from Willis Way to Erb. Construction to remove vegetation and build the railway embankment along the CN railway tracks continues, from Northfield to King South. Crews are currently working from Weber towards Quiet Place and from Columbia to Bearinger. Weather-permitting, starting as early as May, GrandLinq will begin to build the track and road crossings at Quiet Place, Bearinger,
Columbia West, University Ring Road, University and Seagram. During this time, these road crossings will be closed for up to two weeks at a time. To stay updated on these closures, please keep in touch with www.rideION.ca
Crews work on the train wash facility at the OMSF on Dutton Drive. This is the facility where the ION trains will be stored and maintained.
Please note that the timing of all construction is subject to weather. Local access for emergency services, businesses and residences is maintained throughout construction.
LRT construction on King
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Work continues on King, from Union to Wellington, to accommodate the relocation and upgrading of underground utilities, such as watermain, stormwater and sanitary. GrandLinq continues to progress with the initial construction work which includes removing trees and brush from select areas, removing concrete and pavement from the roadway, and installing a temporary watermain. GrandLinq also began upgrading the sanitary system starting near King and Union progressing towards Green and on King and Wellington progressing towards Green. In order to reduce speed in the area, stop signs were placed at the following intersections: King West and Green, King West and the Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate Institute/Central Fresh Markets, and King West and Agnes. Traffic lights were decommissioned and covered up. We will monitor the traffic situation in the area. Student crossing signs will also be placed near the intersections. Traffic is one directional going northbound from Wellington to Green. In front of Grand River Hospital from Union to Green, two-way traffic will be maintained. For more information visit http://bit.ly/1EG0cej
Work progresses on King in Kitchener-Waterloo
LRT construction in Kitchener
Replacement of the underground water services at the Gaukel and Charles intersection has begun and will continue into May. Starting mid-May, GrandLinq will begin to relocate and upgrade the underground services starting at Gaukel and moving towards Victoria. Traffic will be one directional on some portions of Charles with traffic moving from Victoria to Benton.
Construction continues on Charles
Traffic is one directional going southbound from Benton to Borden and work continues on Charles to install the new watermain from Eby to Cameron. A work crew has also begun stripping asphalt on Charles from Borden heading towards Cameron. Work also continues on Charles, from Victoria to Benton, to accommodate the relocation and upgrading of underground services. Initial work includes staging traffic, removing trees and brush from select areas, removing concrete and pavement from the roadway and installing the temporary watermain.
Work began to upgrade and relocate underground utilities on Borden, from Courtland to the CN railway tracks in Kitchener is underway. Initial work includes staging