After years of planning the ION, construction will begin this September. The region has an excellent website to answer any questions you have about the ION LRT. There will be a lot happening over the next six months, so please go here for all the latest information and to sign-up for regular construction updates: www.rideION.ca
Here’s what you need to know about Uptown
Construction begins September 8th on Caroline Street. Construction crews will working on Caroline, between Erb and Allen until mid-December. During this time, portions of the road will be closed and detours will be posted. All of the work is for underground utilities, such as water and sewer mains, so they are out of the way of the rail line. When portions of the road are closed, access to local businesses, residences and EMS will remain open, but the road will be closed to through-way traffic.
KEY POINT – Portions of the road closed, no through-way traffic, for up to for four months.
Construction along Allen Street, between Caroline and King, is scheduled for late-2014. More information to come following the work on Caroline.
KEY POINT – Portions of the road closed, not through-way traffic, late-2014.
Crews will be on the existing CN Railway tracks, from King Street (Public Square) through Waterloo Park, clearing bushes and dirt to make way for the ION track work that will begin in 2015.
KEY POINT – vegetation and dirt will be removed and cleaned up along the Spurline.
KING* – Approx 2015
Construction along King Street, between Erb and Union, will take place in 2015. An exact date has not yet been determined. More details to follow in early-2015.
In the future, we will have four ION stops in UpTown. If you would like to see the designs click here.
Quick dates that may change depending on weather
Five locations in Uptown
Caroline, from Erb to Allen, begins September 2014
Allen, from Caroline to King, set to start in late-2014
Spurline, from Waterloo Park to King, set to start in August 2014, track work in 2015
King northbound, from Allen to Union, 2015
King Street, from Erb to Allen, 2015