Construction Notice: Stevenson Street road and sewer construction  

Grange Street to Bennett Avenue

Update (as of October 26):

The Grange Street and Stevenson Street intersection has reopened. Work is taking place on Stevenson Street from Grange Street to Cassino Avenue (July to second week of November). Work will take place on Stevenson Street from CassinoMap shows road closure and designated detour route Avenue to Bennett Avenue (October to end of December).

Through traffic is directed to use Eramosa Road, Victoria Road and York Road. Local access will be maintained from the north end of the construction area.

Construction is taking about six months to complete, weather permitting.


About the project

The City is working with Blue-Con Construction to upgrade underground water and sewer pipes on Stevenson Street from Grange Street to Bennett Avenue. In addition to water and sewer pipe replacement, work includes the replacement of curb and gutter, sidewalks and the addition of bike lanes. The road lane configuration will be changed from four vehicle lanes to two vehicle lanes and two bicycle lanes. The addition of these bike lanes is a recommendation of the 2013 Cycling Master Plan and will provide a north-south connection along Stevenson including connections to local schools and parks.

Property access

Every effort will be made to maintain access to homes and businesses during the closure. Access to driveways may be restricted and residents and businesses will be required to park on side streets. Notification will be given, and alternate parking arranged when this is to occur.

If you are displaced by construction, please contact Guelph By-Law at 519-836-7275 to provide your license plate information for an on-street parking exemption.

Property inspections before construction

OZA Inspections Ltd. may contact you to arrange an interior/exterior inspection of your home and/or building. This proactive inspection will assess the condition of properties in the area to determine the contractor’s responsibility in the unlikely event of property damage during construction. There is no cost to residents and business owners for this inspection.

Service interruptions

Every effort will be made to maintain sanitary sewer and water service to properties during construction.

Waste collection

Collection of recyclables, organics and waste materials will be maintained during construction. On collection days when access is restricted by construction operations, construction crews will place containers at an accessible location for collection. Please ensure that your address is clearly marked on your containers so they can be returned to you after collection.

About bike lanes

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 helps make Guelph a city that accommodates all road users, including public transit, cycling, pedestrians and vehicles.

The City of Guelph will make every effort to minimize inconvenience during the Stevenson Street closure. We appreciate 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

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

Bob Richardson, Construction Inspector
Engineering and Capital Infrastructure Services
Infrastructure, Development and Enterprise

Serge Bianchin, Contract Administrator
WSP/MMM Group Limited
519-743-8777 extension 2281