Part of Conestoga Parkway to close overnight until August
Sections of the Conestoga Parkway will be closed overnight starting Monday as crews undergo paving work that will continue until the end of August.
The paving work, set to take place between Krug Street in Kitchener and King Street in Waterloo, will occur mainly on weeknights between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m., said Liane Fisher, spokesperson for the Ontario Ministry of Transportation.
The work is planned in sections between adjacent interchanges to permit local detours on city streets for nighttime drivers, she said. However, some single lane closures will take place during the day.
“While we won’t need to close a whole direction to pave the shoulders, we will need to bring the highway down to one lane in order for crews to get out there,” said Fisher. “Some of that single-laning could happen during the day.”
The road paving is expected to be complete August 29, however some area bridge rehabilitation included in the $32.3-million project will continue until November.
“We’re getting toward the end of what’s been a two-year project to rehabilitate a number of bridges along this stretch and do the paving as well,” Fisher said.
“There certainly is a lot that we’ve covered over the last two years, and I think that drivers will notice the difference once it’s done.”