Construction update: York Road sewer and water construction

Wyndham Street South to Ontario Street

UPDATE, December 6: York Road closed in both directions

York Road will be closed to through traffic in both directions until work for the season is complete, around mid-December. The City attempted to repoen the westbound lane of traffic to make through travel more convenient. For safety reasons, York Road has again been closed in both directions until work is complete.

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, York Road construction 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.

Work will wrap up mid-December and resume in spring 2017

Map shows areas of completed and remaining constructionConstruction has been delayed due to difficult site conditions and complications with underground utilities. Approaching winter weather and freezing temperatures can create issues with the temporary water piping needed to maintain residential water supply during construction, and with paving.

All work associated with the York Road project from Wyndham to Hersey/Toronto will be completed by about mid-December including curbs, sidewalks, repaving, line painting, driveways entrance repair and landscape restoration.

Remaining work for the section of York Road between Hersey/Toronto and Ontario streets will be completed in spring 2017. This work includes upgrading water and sewer pipes under the roadway, as well as final paving, curbs and sidewalks. A full road closure will be involved with the remainder of the work next spring. Remaining work is expected to occur from April to June, 2017.

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
519-822-1260 extension 2225

David Martinell, Construction Inspector
Engineering and Capital Infrastructure Services