Construction notice: Bristol Street road, water and sewer construction

Edinburgh Road to Holliday Street

Map showing area of construction on Bristol StreetAging infrastructure under the Bristol Street roadway needs to be replaced. The City’s construction plans include the replacement of sanitary and storm sewer pipes, water main, curb and gutter and driveway aprons. Road repaving will include bike lanes and curb narrowing between Yorkshire Street and Raymond Street to prevent on-street parking and support traffic calming through this neighbourhood.

UPDATE (as of September 8):

Map shows Edinburgh Road closure between Waterloo and Wellington

Bristol Street will be closed from Edinburgh Road to Holliday Street with limited local access for the duration of the work, until December. Local traffic will be re-routed via Raymond Street with temporary intersection closures of Raymond and Holliday at Bristol Street during construction.

The properties located at 187 Bristol and 100 Edinburgh will be accessible via Edinburgh and will no longer be accessible from the east.

Property access

Access to driveways will be maintained as best as possible during the construction. Trenching work across driveway entrances will restrict vehicular access at times. Access restrictions will be coordinated with property owners to minimize impacts.

Water and sewer service interruptions

Every effort will be made to water and sewer service to individual properties during construction. As services are transferred to the new water and sewer mains, short interruptions (lasting up to a few hours during normal working hours) can be expected. Advance written notice will be provided prior to any planned service interruption. In order to maintain water service to individual properties during construction, a temporary above-ground water main will be installed.

Waste collection

Waste collection will be maintained during construction. On collection days when access is restricted by construction operations, crews will move containers to 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.

Guelph Transit

Transit Route 8 will be detoured during construction. Please visit for more information.

The City of Guelph appreciates your patience, understanding and co-operation during this important construction project.  Project details and updates are available on the City’s website at

For more information

Ken VanderWal P.Eng, Project Engineer
Engineering and Capital Infrastructure Services
519-822-1260 extension 2319