Cambridge gripped with delays amid construction projects
Published Friday, June 14, 2019 12:34PM EDT
Last Updated Friday, June 14, 2019 3:51PM EDT
Several major construction projects throughout Cambridge are causing delays on the roads and in the streets.
One project on King Street East has taken over half of the street, including what used to be parking spaces for customers.
That project started in April.
Businesses in the area say that not having that parking has been one of the biggest setbacks. Some in the area are lucky enough to have spots at the back of their stores, saying that’s what has kept customers coming in.
Most businesses say that sales have declined slightly since the project began. Mr. Sub was recently taken over by new owners. They say they didn’t know what they were getting into when they set up shop.
“When we took over the store, we didn’t know about the construction until after we took it over and then they said that there was construction going on,” explains manager Natasha Potter.
She says the store also relies on business from the Canada Day parade which normally goes down King Street East but will be detoured this year.
A couple of other major closures include:
Highway 401 widening from six to 10 lanes between Highway 8 and Hespeler Road
Fountain Street, King Street to Highway 401 for road reconstruction
Franklin Boulevard to Clyde for reconstruction
South Boundary Road, Water Street to Franklin Boulevard; Franklin Boulevard extension, Myers Road to Cambridge south east boundary road for new construction, multi-use trail
Main Street from Ainslie Street North to Shade Street for reconstruction