Construction Notice: Simcoe Street work is now complete

Construction on Simcoe Street included the replacement of aging infrastructure and the lowering of water service connections.

Construction on Simcoe Street is complete as of November 7, 2016

Work on Simcoe Street is now complete. Final paving is done and finishing touches will be completed shortly. Thank you to local residents for your cooperation and patience.

Construction history

Map shows access around Victoria and York road closuresConstruction on Simcoe Street will start on or about August 24 and is expected to be complete around mid-October. One lane of traffic will be maintained along Simcoe Street at all times.

During the closure at Victoria (see below), local residents will need to access Simcoe Street from the south (i.e. via York Road/Victoria Road); there will be no access to Simcoe Street from the north (i.e. via Elizabeth Street/Victoria Road).

Victoria Road closures and lane reductions

  • Victoria Road will be closed at Simcoe Street for three days for required underground water and sewer work starting August 31
  • UPDATE: All lanes will be reopened by September 3
  • There will be occasional, temporary southbound lane reductions throughout the project (ending around mid-October); two-way traffic will be maintained.

Property access and parking

Every effort will be made to maintain access to driveways in the construction area during working hours (Monday to Friday, 7 a.m.–7 p.m.) Construction activities and equipment movement may temporarily impact access to private property and delays should be expected.

On road parking space for a minimum of six (6) vehicles will also be maintained in the event driveway access is restricted. Access restrictions are expected to be local and short term.

The City requests the cooperation of residents in ensuring the work area is cleared by 7 a.m. every morning.

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.

City Services

Temporary water service interruptions may occur as pipes are connected. Affected addresses will be notified in advance.

The City appreciates your patience, understanding and co-operation during this important construction project. Project details and any updates will be posted on guelph.ca/construction.

For more information

Ken VanderWal P.Eng., Project Engineer
Engineering and Capital Infrastructure Services
519-822-1260 extension 2319
ken.vanderwal@guelph.ca