Construction notice: Howitt Street closure at Wyndham

Wyndham Street South road and sewer construction

The City is installing sewers and reconstructing the roadway on Wyndham Street South from York Road to the bridge at the Speed River, just south of Wellington Street East. This work is the first stage of the Arthur Street sanitary trunk sewer project. Work includes the installation of sanitary trunk, storm sewer, water main, curb and gutter, sidewalks, bike lanes and on–street parking.

This project is being undertaken by Network Sewer and Watermain Ltd. under contract to the City of Guelph. Construction started in November 2015 and is expected to be complete in June 2016, weather permitting.

Final road design will provide one lane for traffic in each direction and on–road bicycle lanes, as recommended by the 2013 Cycling Master Plan.

Howitt Street closed at Wyndham Street starting April 4

Map shows closure and access to HowittConstruction in the intersection at Howitt Street and Wyndham Street was scheduled to be completed in one week but weather caused delays in work. Work should now be complete the week of April 18.

Through traffic is directed to use Neeve Street as an alternate route. Local access will be maintained along Howitt Street from Margaret Street.

During most of the construction period, traffic on Wyndham Street will be maintained in both directions between Wellington Street and York Road. Lane width will be reduced to accommodate construction. Motorists travelling through the work area should expect delays.

Property access

Every effort will be made to maintain access to driveways in the construction area during construction hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Construction activities and equipment movement may temporarily restrict access to private property and delays should be expected.

When access to driveways is restricted, residents and businesses will be provided with notice and direction for parking on nearby streets.

The City of Guelph appreciates your patience, understanding and co-operation during this important infrastructure renewal project. Construction information and updates are available on the City’s website at

For more information

For more information about the project, or if you require this document to be provided in an alternative format as per the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (2005), please contact:

Ike Umar, Project Manager
Engineering and Capital Infrastructure Services
519-822-1260 extension 2242

David Martinell, Construction Inspector
Engineering and Capital Infrastructure Services
519-822-1260 extension 2277

Denis Viens, Contract Administrator
Dillon Consulting Limited
519-571-8460 extension 3109