Silvercreek Trail closure for Hydro One work

Hydro One public notice – November 13, 2015

Silvercreek Trail closure: Weekdays, Tuesday, November 17 to Friday, December 11 between Water Street and the Hanlon Parkway

About the project

Hydro One Networks Inc. (“Hydro One”) is conducting vegetation management on the electricity transmission corridor highlighted on the map below.  Keeping tall-growing and dense vegetation away from high-voltage electricity facilities is necessary to prevent unnecessary service interruptions, to allow crews clear and safe access to perform maintenance or emergency repairs, and to ensure the right-of-way is safe for public recreational use. The work involves the removal of vegetation using heavy machinery, following which the corridor will be re-seeded with a prairie grass and wildflower seed mixture.

Crews working to upgrade electrical supply facilities serving Guelph will also be on the corridor during this period to replace one skywire on the 230 kilovolt transmission line (the one closest to Pacific Place) with a fibre optic wire to facilitate telecommunication capability and monitoring of the transmission system.

Local electricity service will not be affected during this project.

Map of work area

Map of Hydro One work area










Project start and anticipated duration

Equipment will be moved to the corridor on Monday, November 16. Work will begin on Tuesday, November 17. The project is expected to be completed by Friday, December 11.

Trail closure

Generally, the trail between Water Street and the Hanlon Parkway will be inaccessible to the public while crews are working, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday. Work equipment will be moved away from the trail in the evenings and on weekends to allow public use. Signs will be posted to indicate trail closure or alternate access points/detours.

Traffic restrictions

Crews will be parking at the end of Water Street. To the extent possible, residents are asked to avoid parking or walking in this area.


Worker and public safety is the top priority for Hydro One. Members of the public are asked to stay clear of the area while crews are working, and to obey all posted signs.

Thank you for your patience while we complete this important work.

For more information

Hydro One Community Relations