Open house: Bristol Street 2017 construction

Essex Street to Wellington Street West

UPDATE May 11, 2017: Bristol Street construction fro Essex to Wellington will be postponed to 2018.

The City of Guelph is hosting an open house to present Bristol Street 2017 construction plans between Essex and Wellington streets.

Thursday February 2
5–7 p.m.
Guelph City Hall, 1 Carden Street, Room 112

Why come to the open house?

Map of Bristol Street 2017 constructionThis is your opportunity to view project information, including maps and schedules, and to ask questions about traffic impacts and property access. We encourage you to provide comments and feedback to City staff and consultants at the open house.

The City is proposing to close Bristol Street from Essex Street to Wellington Street West with limited local access to accommodate the replacement of underground water and sewer pipes. The City plans to start construction in May. Construction will take about four months to complete. Local traffic will detour around the construction zone via Essex, Nottingham, Fountain and Surrey streets.

The City completed construction of the first phase of Bristol Street between Edinburgh Road and Yorkshire Street was completed in 2016. The City will resume construction of Bristol Street from Yorkshire Street to Essex Street in late winter, as soon as weather permits, to finish this phase of construction.

Traffic calming design elements

The City has included the following traffic management initiatives aimed as part of the final design to help address issues with traffic speed and volume on Bristol Street:

  • Intersection realignment of Glasgow and Fountain streets to a narrower and perpendicular (90 degrees) alignment with Bristol Street;
  • Curb narrowing (bump-out) on Bristol Street at Surrey Street and at Wellington Street West;
  • Road narrowing on Bristol Street between Yorkshire Street and Essex Street;
  • Restricted on-street parking at all times on the north side of Bristol Street between Edinburgh Road and Wellington Street West.

The City will collect data to determine the effectiveness of traffic management initiatives once construction is done.

About the project

Aging 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 implement measures intended to support traffic calming through this neighbourhood.

For more information

Ken VanderWal P.Eng, Project Engineer
City of Guelph
519-822-1260 extension 2319

Marko Paranosic, P.Eng.
519-743-8777 extension 2216