Notice of open house: York Road water and sewer pipe replacement

Wyndham Street to Ontario Street

Map showing area of York Road undergoing constructionThe City of Guelph is hosting an open house to present plans for construction on York Road between Wyndham Street and Ontario Street. Work includes the replacement of water and sewer pipes, curb, gutter, sidewalks and on–street parking, and the addition of a multi-use path on the south side of the road and a bike lane on the north side. The road will remain a two-lane road.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016
5–7 p.m.
29 Waterworks Place (F.M. Woods Station, Water Services)

Why come to the open house?

To accommodate the replacement of the underground water and sewer pipes, a closure of York Road is being proposed beginning in June for about a three-month period.

The open house is your opportunity to view project information, including maps and schedules, and to ask questions about traffic impacts and access to properties. You’re encouraged to provide comments and feedback to City staff and consultants at the open house.

About the project

The reconstruction of York Road from Wyndham Street to Ontario Street implements one stage of the York Road Environmental Assessment (EA) completed in 2007. This EA identified the improvements to be made along York Road from Wyndham Street to the eastern City limit, east of Watson Road. The York Road EA was completed to address travel needs along York Road. As a truck and Guelph Transit route, York Road is a critical arterial road in Guelph.

The City and its engineering consultant, Amec Foster Wheeler, are nearing completion of the detailed design phase for work being completed in 2016. Construction on York Road between Wyndham Street and Ontario Street is expected to begin in June and be completed by October.

The Cycling Master Plan is a 10-year strategy to make cycling easier, safer and more accessible in Guelph by building a connected network of on– and off–road bike facilities throughout Guelph. It is part of the City of Guelph’s efforts to support sustainable transportation, relieve traffic congestion, and make mobility accessible to all road users. Adding bike lanes to York Road will also help to accommodate all road users, including public transit, cycling, pedestrians and vehicles.

The City of Guelph appreciates your patience and understanding as we complete this important infrastructure project. For more information about this project, including updates, please visit

For more information

Majde Qaqish, Project Engineer
Engineering and Capital Infrastructure Services
519-822-1260 extension 2225