Road construction in Waterloo, including Avenue Rd, starting the week of May 6

Roadwork in the Region of Waterloo continues throughout the year. Many of these projects will result in road closures for extended periods of time. Closing times shown are subject to change due to weather conditions and other factors.

Avenue Rd 59m West of Franklin Blvd to Elgin St N in Cambridge will be partially closed from Monday May. 9-7 hours for road reconstruction and is expected to last 82 days. This work should be completed by Friday, July 29 at 6 p.m. Impact: closure of the eastbound lane; westerly flow maintained; Pedestrian traffic maintained around the work area.

Detour route: Detour for eastbound traffic: Hespeler Road RR24 – Can-Amera Parkway RR80 – Franklin Blvd RR36.

Benton St in St George St 52m southwest of St George St in Kitchener will be partially closed from Monday May. 9 to 7 a.m. and is expected to last 103 days. This work should be completed by Friday, August 19 at 5 p.m. Impact: Two-way traffic maintained; expect delays; Pedestrian traffic maintained around the work area.

Bleams Rd at Helena Feasby St 110m west of Washburn Dr in Kitchener will be partially closed from Monday May. 9 to 6 a.m. for road reconstruction and is expected to last 23 days. This work should be completed by Tuesday, May 15. 31 to 6 p.m. Impact: Two-way traffic maintained; expect delays; Pedestrian traffic maintained around the work area.

Charles St W to Water St S to 68m west of Ontario St S to Kitchener will be partially closed from Monday May. 9 to 7 a.m. for road repairs and is expected to last five days. This work should be completed by Friday May. 1 to 5 p.m. Impact: Two-way traffic maintained; expect delays; Pedestrian traffic maintained around the work area.

Detour route: The sidewalk will be closed on the north side of Charles Street West (RR64) from Gaukel Street to Water Street South. It is understood that pedestrians will be diverted to the south side of Charles Street West (RR64) at the signalized intersections of Gaukel Street and Water Street South in accordance with the attached pedestrian control plan.

Charles St W from Water St S to Ontario St S in Kitchener will be closed starting Monday May. 9 to 7 a.m. for road resurfacing and is expected to last five days. This work should be completed by Friday May. 1 to 5 p.m. Impact: Closed. No access.

Fairway Rd N from Chicopee Park Crt to Jansen Ave in Kitchener will be partially closed starting Monday May. 9 to 7 a.m. for sewer work and is expected to last six days. This work should be completed by Saturday, May 1. 2 to 5 p.m. Impact: Closure of the northbound lane; southerly traffic maintained; Pedestrian traffic maintained around the work area.

Diversion Route: Northbound Fairway Road (RR53) = Head East at King Street (RR08) to River Road (RR56) to Fairway Road; or ; Northbound Fairway Road (RR53) = Westbound at King Street (RR08) to Kinzie Avenue to River Road to Fairway Road

George St N from North Sq to Salisbury Ave in Cambridge will have lane reductions from Monday May. 9 to 9 a.m. for public works and is expected to last five days. This work should be completed by Friday May. 1 to 3 p.m. Impact: Two-way traffic maintained; pedestrian traffic maintained around the work area

King St N of Ezra Ave to Central St in Waterloo will be closed from Wednesday May. 11 to 6 a.m. and is expected to last five days. This work should be completed by Sunday, May 15. 3 to 5 p.m. Impact: Closed to through traffic; open to businesses and residences; Pedestrian traffic maintained around the work area.

Lancaster St W from Shirk Pl to Bridge St W in Kitchener will be closed from Monday May. 9 to 9 a.m. for manhole work and is expected to last two days. This work should be completed by Tuesday, May 15. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Impact: Closed. No access.

Detour route: Eastbound Lancaster Street = Bridge Street to Woolwich Street to Shirk Place to Lancaster Street; Westbound Lancaster Street = Lancaster Street to Shirk Place to Woolwich Street to Bridge Street

Line 86 440m southeast of Powell Rd to County Rd 86 in Wellesley will have lane reductions from Monday May. 9 to 7 a.m. for road reconstruction and is expected to last 23 days. This work should be completed by Tuesday, May 15. 31 to 7 p.m. Impact: Two-way traffic maintained with signaling operation; expect delays; Pedestrian traffic maintained around the work area.

Northfield Drive East between Scotch Line Road and Line 86 at Woolwich will be partially closed from Monday May. 9 to 7 a.m. for bridge work and is expected to last 12 days. This work should be completed by Friday May. 8 p.m. to 5 p.m. Impact: Two-way traffic maintained with signaling operation; expect delays; Pedestrian traffic maintained around the work area.

Northumberland St 150m north of Guthrie St 57m northwest of Inglis St in North Dumfries will have lane reductions from Monday May. 9 to 7 a.m. for road repairs and is expected to last 19 days. This work should be completed by Friday May. 27 at 7 p.m. Impact: Two-way traffic maintained with signaling operation; expect delays; Pedestrian traffic maintained around the work area.

Ottawa St S at Valleyview Rd 63m southwest of International Pl in Kitchener will be partially closed from Monday May. 9 to 7 a.m. for road reconstruction and is expected to last 23 days. This work should be completed by Tuesday, May 15. 31 to 5 p.m. Impact: Two-way traffic maintained; expect delays; Pedestrian traffic maintained around the work area.

Peel Street 130m southeast of Seyler Street in Wilmot Township will be partially closed starting Tuesday May. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. for a special event and is expected to last a day. This work should be completed Tuesday at 11 p.m. Impact: Controlled by Waterloo Regional Police Services

Stanley Street to Northumberland Street; 24 Northumberland Street in North Dumfries will have lane reductions from Wednesday May. 11-8am for manhole work and should last a day. This work should be completed Wednesday at 4 p.m. Impact: Two-way traffic maintained with signaling operation; Pedestrian traffic maintained around the work area.

Let’s keep your furry friend safe with these tips and tricks to make sure you ride safely with him:

1. Although we all like to have our pets sitting next to us in the front, it is also the most dangerous place for them in the event of an accident, where they can be injured by the airbags or the dashboard ; put them in the back seats instead

2. Even though our dogs love to travel with their heads out of the window, it’s best that they don’t, in order to avoid debris in their eyes and the risk of them jumping out of curiosity. Instead, keep the windows rolled up or buy a pair of goggles and a restraint for their seat.

3. In addition to being safe on the road, it is also very important to never leave our pets in the vehicle unattended. This can pose a serious risk to their health – and can even lead to death – as the temperature in vehicles can rise rapidly

For more advice, see:

How to drive safely with your dog

This list of road closures and restrictions is updated weekly.

Source: This story was auto-generated from information provided by the Region of Waterloo through its open data portal.