Construction Notice: York Road water and sewer pipe construction

Wyndham Street South to Ontario Street

Update (as of October 11):

Map showing area of construction on York Road.

The York Road closure, from Wyndham Street South to Ontario Street is ongoing until November 15 for utility work. On November 15, the westbound lane will reopen for traffic. The east bound lane will reopen once work is completed in December. Local access will be maintained throughout the project.

Please follow posted detour signs.


About the project

The City is working with Drexler Construction Limited to upgrade underground water and sewer pipes on York Road from Wyndham Street South to Ontario Street including the York Road and Ontario Street intersection. In addition to water and sewer pipe replacement, work includes the replacement of curb and gutter, sidewalks, driveway aprons, as well as asphalt paving and the addition of bike lanes. The road’s current two lane configuration will be maintained and a multi-use path on the south side, and cycling lanes on the north side of the road will be added. On-street parking will be available on the south side of road.

Shops and services are open

Nothing should stand in the way of a tried and true shopper—not even a detour! While your favourite shops and services may be a little harder to get to these days because of construction, they’re still open and would love to see you. You’ll just want to keep in mind that some of these great businesses have changed their access points e.g. via Ontario Street. Your support is important to their continued success.

Property access

Every effort will be made to maintain access to driveways during construction. Temporary delays due to road work should be expected. There will be times when access will be restricted and alternate arrangements will need to be made for parking and access to properties. Notification will be given and arrangements made when this is to occur.

Pedestrian access

Sidewalks will be closed during construction; however, local access will be maintained.

Guelph Transit

Guelph Transit Route 4 York will be temporarily detoured during a portion of the construction. Detour information will be posted on when available.

City Services

Starting July 15, the City will be collecting waste starting at 6:30 a.m. on Friday mornings, to accommodate construction on York Road. Please place your green, blue and grey carts at the curb before 6:30 a.m. on Fridays in accordance with the Waste Management By-law (2011)

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 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

Majde Qaqish, P. Eng.,    
Project Engineer
Engineering and Capital Infrastructure Services
1 Carden Street
Guelph, ON  N1H 3A1
519-822-1260 extension 2225
Fax 519-822-6194  

David Martinell
Construction Inspector
Engineering Services
1 Carden Street
Guelph, ON  N1H 3A1
Fax 519-822-6194