Updated construction notice: Edinburgh Road South bridge has reopened

Update August 3, 2017: Edinburgh Road work is complete and the bridge has reopened

At the bridge over the Speed River, south of Wellington Street

The City is working with Capital Paving Inc. to:

  1. Remove and repair concrete curbs and sidewalk
  2. Waterproof the bridge deck, and
  3. Repave the road surface.

All work will take place on City property.

Road work begins July 31

Road work is expected to start on or about July 31 and continue for approximately three weeks, weather permitting.

Edinburgh Road closed at bridge

Map shows Edinburgh closure at bridge with detour via Stone, Gordon and WellingtonEdinburgh Road will be completely closed to all through traffic at the bridge over the Speed River for the duration of the work.

The through traffic detour is route is via Stone Road, Gordon Street and Wellington Street. Please follow the posted detour. Residential roads are not designated detour routes. For the safety of the community, the City asks that drivers use the designated detour route.

Local traffic will be maintained south of the closure from College Avenue, and north of the closure from Wellington Street.

Business and property access

No property access or parking will be affected by the project. All businesses on Edinburgh Road south of the closure will remain open and accessible from College Avenue.

Work hours will be Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Some noise due to equipment movement may be expected during work hours. The contractor will make every effort to minimize noise.

Pedestrian access

The pedestrian sidewalk over the bridge will be closed throughout the project. Pedestrians must travel along Water Street to McCrae Boulevard and cross the river at Gow’s bridge.

Guelph Transit

Guelph Transit route 8 will be temporarily detoured during construction. Visit guelphtransit.ca for information about stop changes and route detours.

City services

There will be no interruption to any City services during construction. Waste collection will not be affected. Please continue to place your green, blue and grey carts at the curb, as per your regular schedule.

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

For more information

Joe de Koning, P. Eng., Manager, Technical Services
Engineering and Capital Infrastructure Services, City of Guelph
519-822-1260 extension 2251