Category Archives: Construction

Construction notice: Arthur Street South closed for sewer and water pipe installation

May 18, 2018

Guelph Junction Railway/Elizabeth Street to Cross Street The City is working with Drexler Construction Limited to undertake private infrastructure work on behalf of Fusion Homes to construct sewer and water pipes for new homes along Arthur Street South. Road closed May 28 Work is expected to start on or about Monday, May 28 and continue for about two weeks, weather permitting. Arthur Street South will be closed to through traffic at two locations on Arthur Street between Elizabeth Street and Cross Street. These closures will happen at different times. Local access will be maintained for people living between Elizabeth Street and Cross Street. People living outside the closure area are asked to detour around the closure via Neeve or Duke Streets. Pedestrian access Pedestrian sidewalk… Continue reading Construction notice: Arthur Street South closed for sewer and water pipe installation


Water main break at 52 Cassino Avenue being repaired today

May 18, 2018

Temporary road closure between Anthony Avenue and William Street Guelph, Ont., May 18, 2018—A water main break occurred at 52 Cassino Avenue early this morning. Crews are on site undertaking repair work today and estimate to be done by this evening, barring no complications. The City has notified local residents about the break. People living and working in the area may notice disruptions in water service and changes in water pressure. Traffic and transit impacts Cassino Avenue is closed to all traffic between Anthony Avenue and William Street until the water main repairs are complete. Guelph Transit route 13 will be detoured. Visit guelphtransit.ca for more information. Delays should be expected and drivers and transit riders are advised to plan extra time for travel. Pedestrian… Continue reading Water main break at 52 Cassino Avenue being repaired today


Construction notice: Woodlawn/Woolwich intersection traffic signal work

May 17, 2018

The City is working with TM3 Inc. to install new underground traffic signal infrastructure in the Woodlawn/Woolwich intersection. Following this work, the intersection will be repaved. More information regarding the paving will follow. Work begins May 22 Road work is expected to start on or about Tuesday, May 22 and continue for about three weeks. The duration of work may need to be extended due to weather. This notice will be updated accordingly. Overnight paving work will follow underground traffic signal work. A separate notice will be provided when this work is scheduled. Lane reductions There will be shifting lane reductions during the work. Traffic will be maintained in all directions throughout the work, including turning, which may need to be made from centre lanes.… Continue reading Construction notice: Woodlawn/Woolwich intersection traffic signal work


Construction notice: Paving on York Road, Wyndham Street South, Howitt Street and Margaret Street

May 17, 2018

The City is working with Capital Paving Inc. to: Remove and repair concrete curbs, Raise manholes, and Repave the road surface. All work will take place on City property. Road work begins May 22 Road work is expected to start on or about Tuesday, May 22 and continue for approximately three weeks, weather permitting. Lane reductions There will be a lane reduction but two-way traffic will be maintained for the duration of the work. A flagging operation will be used to safely control traffic flow. Delays should be expected. Pedestrian access Pedestrian sidewalk access will be maintained. Property and business access and Parking All businesses in the construction area remain open and accessible throughout construction. Every effort will be made to maintain access to driveways… Continue reading Construction notice: Paving on York Road, Wyndham Street South, Howitt Street and Margaret Street


Annual asphalt program

May 17, 2018

Every year, the City creates a list of the roads in most need of repair. These roads make it into the annual asphalt program on a priority basis and are typically scheduled for paving between April and November. Below are the types of paving including descriptions (new subdivision work, paving deficit work, or capital work). For more information about the annual asphalt program, please see our Questions and Answers below the schedule information below. Subdivision Roads in new neighbourhoods fall under the subdivision category. A base road layer is built and sits for about a year to settle. After the year, and when all construction in the development is complete, manholes are raised, curbs are repaired, and the surface layer of the road is paved.… Continue reading Annual asphalt program


Construction notice: Wheeler Avenue paving

May 17, 2018

Elizabeth Street to Ferguson Street The City is working with Capital Paving Inc. to: Remove and repair concrete curbs, Raise manholes, and Repave the road surface. All work will take place on City property. Road work begins May 22 Road work is expected to start on or about Tuesday, May 22 and continue for approximately two weeks, weather permitting. Lane reductions There will be a lane reduction but two-way traffic will be maintained for the duration of the work. Pedestrian access Pedestrian sidewalk access will be maintained. Property and business access All businesses in the construction area remain open and accessible throughout construction. Every effort will be made to maintain access to driveways in the construction area during working hours (7 a.m.–7 p.m.) Construction activities… Continue reading Construction notice: Wheeler Avenue paving


Construction notice: Baker Street closed to through traffic May 28-29

May 16, 2018

Crane installation for development at 45 Yarmouth Street A private developer is setting up a tower crane as part of ongoing construction of a mid-rise apartment building at 45 Yarmouth Street. Baker Street will be closed to through traffic while the crane is in place. Baker Street closed May 28-29 Baker Street will be closed to through traffic from Chapel Lane to Park Lane for two days, May 28-29. Two-way traffic will be temporarily allowed on Baker Street between Woolwich Street to Park Lane during the closure. The Baker Street parking lot can be accessed from Chapel Street only. There will be no access at the Baker Street entrance throughout the closure. Pedestrian access The west sidewalk will be closed. Pedestrians can use the east… Continue reading Construction notice: Baker Street closed to through traffic May 28-29


Construction notice: Morris Street paving

May 16, 2018

Alice Street to York Road The City is working with Capital Paving Inc. to: Remove and repair concrete curbs, Raise manholes, and Repave the road surface. All work will take place on City property. Road work begins May 22 Road work is expected to start on or about Tuesday, May 22 and continue for approximately two weeks, weather permitting. Lane reductions There will be a lane reduction but two-way traffic will be maintained for the duration of the work. Pedestrian access Pedestrian sidewalk access will be maintained. Property and business access All businesses in the construction area remain open and accessible throughout construction. Every effort will be made to maintain access to driveways in the construction area during working hours (7 a.m.–7 p.m.) Construction activities… Continue reading Construction notice: Morris Street paving


Construction notice: Arkell Road sewer pipe installation

May 14, 2018

Arkell Road near Summerfield Drive About the project The City is working with Kusiar Project Services Inc. to undertake infrastructure work to construct and install sewer pipe for the Burke Well property. Lane reduction starts June 4 Construction is expected to begin on or about Monday, June 4, and take approximately one week to complete, weather permitting. There will be a lane reduction throughout the project and traffic will be maintained in both directions with a temporary traffic light. Pedestrian access There will be no impact to the sidewalk on the south side of Arkell Road. There is no sidewalk on the north side of the road. Property and business access Every effort will be made to maintain access to driveways in the construction area during… Continue reading Construction notice: Arkell Road sewer pipe installation


Construction notice: Mullin Drive closed for sewer and water pipe installation

May 14, 2018

Between Wideman Boulevard and Norma Crescent The City is working with Kieswetter Excavating Inc. to undertake private infrastructure work on behalf of Ethanview Limited to construct and install sewer and water pipes for the development at 85 Mullin Drive. Road and east sidewalk closed starting May 22 Construction is expected to begin on or about May 22, and take approximately one week to complete, weather permitting. The sidewalk on the east side of Mullin Drive will be closed throughout construction. The sidewalk on the west side of Mullin Drive will remain open. Property and access There will be no impact to property access and every effort will be made to minimize the impact to traffic due to equipment movement in the area, however minor delays… Continue reading Construction notice: Mullin Drive closed for sewer and water pipe installation


Construction notice: Stevenson Street North paving

May 10, 2018

Elizabeth Street to Bennett Avenue About the project The City is working with Capital Paving Inc to: Remove and repair concrete curbs, Raise manholes, and Repave the road surface. All work will take place on City property. Road work begins May 14 Road work is expected to start on or about Monday, May 14 and continue for approximately two weeks, weather permitting. Lane reductions and detour Throughout week one (May 14-May 18), there will be a lane reduction but two-way traffic will be maintained; expect delays. Throughout week two (May 22-25), Stevenson Street North will be closed to through traffic between Elizabeth Street and Bennett Avenue. Access will be permitted to local traffic. Traffic will detour along Stevenson Street North (at Bennett Avenue), to Eramosa… Continue reading Construction notice: Stevenson Street North paving


Open house: Bagot Street reconstruction

May 9, 2018

Mercer St to Drew St The City of Guelph is hosting an open house to present plans for construction on Bagot Street between Mercer Street and Drew Street. Work includes replacement of the storm, sanitary and water infrastructure including new curb and gutters, asphalt roadways and driveway aprons. Tuesday, May 22, 2018 6:15 to 8 p.m. Paisley Road Public School, Library, 406 Paisley Road, Guelph Why come to the open house? As part of the project Bagot Street will be closed to all but local traffic. The City does not plan to remove any trees as part of the project; however, some landscaping within the boulevards may be impacted. This is your opportunity to view project information, including maps and schedules, and to ask questions about traffic impacts and property access. You’re… Continue reading Open house: Bagot Street reconstruction


Construction notice: Edinburgh Road South closed for sewer and water pipe installation

May 8, 2018

Between Inkerman Street and Allan Avenue About the project The City is working with Need Excavating Inc. to undertake private infrastructure work on behalf of Emerald Renovations & Construction Inc. to construct sewer and water pipes for the new home at 33 Edinburgh Road South. Road closed starting May 28 Construction is expected to begin on or about May 28 and take approximately one week to complete, weather permitting. Detour in effect Edinburgh Road South will be closed to through traffic throughout the project. Traffic will be detoured along Waterloo Avenue to Norfolk Street and along Paisley Street. Local traffic will be permitted along Edinburgh Road; however, there will be no through access at 33 Edinburgh Road South. Pedestrian access The sidewalk along the west… Continue reading Construction notice: Edinburgh Road South closed for sewer and water pipe installation


Construction notice: Malcolm Road closed for water pipe and fire hydrant installation

May 8, 2018

Between Elmira Road North and Michener Road About the project The City is working with J G Goetz Construction Ltd to construct and install water pipe and fire hydrant installation in the boulevard on the north side of Malcolm Road. Road closed starting May 14 Construction is expected to begin on or about May 14, and take approximately one week to complete, weather permitting. Property and business access All businesses in the construction area remain open and accessible throughout construction. Every effort will be made to maintain access to driveways in the construction area during working hours (7 a.m.–7 p.m.). Construction activities and equipment movement may temporarily impact access to private property and delays should be expected. Guelph Transit Guelph Transit route 20 will be… Continue reading Construction notice: Malcolm Road closed for water pipe and fire hydrant installation


Construction notice: Westra Drive closed for sewer and water pipe installation

May 8, 2018

At Drone Crescent About the project The City is working with G. Melo Excavating Limited to undertake private infrastructure work on behalf of a Fusion Homes to construct and install sewer and water pipes for the development at 107 Westra Drive. Road closed starting May 11 Construction is expected to begin on or about May 11, and take approximately one week to complete, weather permitting. Property access Every effort will be made to maintain access to driveways in the construction area during working hours (7 a.m.–7 p.m.). Construction activities and equipment movement may temporarily impact access to private property and delays should be expected. City services There will be no interruption to any City services during construction. Waste collection will not be affected. Please continue… Continue reading Construction notice: Westra Drive closed for sewer and water pipe installation


Construction notice: Tiffany Street West closed for sewer and water pipe installation

May 8, 2018

Between Woolwich Street and Central Street About the project The City is working with J G Goetz Construction Ltd. to undertake private infrastructure work on behalf of a Centrix Building Group Ltd. to install sewer and water pipes for the new home at 21 Tiffany Street West. Road closed May 9 Construction is expected to begin on or about May 9, and will take approximately one week to complete, weather permitting. Pedestrian access The sidewalk on the north side of Tiffany Street West will remain closed at 21 Tiffany Street West throughout the project. The sidewalk on the south side of Tiffany Street West will remain open. Property and business access Every effort will be made to maintain access to driveways in the construction area… Continue reading Construction notice: Tiffany Street West closed for sewer and water pipe installation


Construction notice: Skov Park tennis court replacement starts May 14

May 5, 2018

Tennis players should use St. George’s Park in the interim Guelph, Ont., April 17, 2018 – The Skov Park tennis courts will be closed starting May 14 for replacement. The courts will reopen on July 1, 2018, weather permitting. The new courts will include new surfacing, nets and fencing. Anyone looking to continue playing tennis during May should use the tennis courts at St. George’s Park. For more information Stefan Ilic, Project Specialist Open Space Planning, Parks and Recreation City of Guelph 519-822-1260 extension 3349 stefan.ilic@guelph.ca


Construction notice: Paisley Feedermain

May 4, 2018

Waterloo Avenue and Silvercreek Parkway About the project The City is about to begin construction on the Paisley Feedermain project. Work will take place on Waterloo Avenue between Silvercreek Parkway and Wellington Street and Silvercreek Parkway from Waterloo Avenue north past the first set of railway tracks. The Paisley Feedermain project includes the installation of a feedermain water pipe to supply water to the Paisley Reservoir, and the replacement of the local water pipe, sanitary sewer and storm sewer. Silvercreek Parkway will be reconstructed with two lanes of traffic (one lane each direction), sidewalk and a bicycle lane on the east side of Silvercreek Parkway, and a multiuse trail on the west side of Silvercreek Parkway. Construction will be completed by Capital Paving Inc. Construction… Continue reading Construction notice: Paisley Feedermain


Construction notice: Eramosa Road and Glenhill Place Watermain Replacement

May 4, 2018

Metcalfe Road to Glenhill Place including Guelph General Hospital easement About the project The City is replacing and upgrading a major watermain on Eramosa Road and Glenhill Place. Construction will take place on Eramosa Road and Glenhill Place including the Easement on Guelph General Hospital’s property. Work will involve: Placement of a large (600mm) watermain and replacement of a small (150mm) watermain on Eramosa Road between Metcalfe Road and Glenhill Place; Placement of a 300mm watermain on Glenhill Place to Guelph General Hospital Easement; Connecting Guelph General Hospital to the new watermain; Abandonment/removal of the old watermain within Guelph General Hospital Easement and on Glenhill Place; and Reconstruction and replacement of Glenhill Place Watermain Phase 2 in 2019. Construction begins May 24 Construction will take… Continue reading Construction notice: Eramosa Road and Glenhill Place Watermain Replacement


Downtown parking options

May 2, 2018

City Council and staff understand the unexpected closure of the West Parkade has resulted in a parking shortage in the downtown. City staff is working hard to make sure people have places to park when visiting or doing business in the downtown. Staff has put a number of new parking options in place and continue to explore every available option for adding more public parking space in the downtown. Updates will continue to be posted at guelph.ca/construction and on the West Parkade project page: https://guelph.ca/living/construction-projects/west-parkade-repairs/. The City will continue to post social media updates (Twitter and Facebook), place print ads in the Guelph Mercury Tribune (City News), and update downtown signs to promote where people can park. Parking options in place Shuttle service The City… Continue reading Downtown parking options


Construction notice: Verney water tower upgrades

May 2, 2018

Painting and safety upgrades Notice date: May 2, 2018 About the project The City is undertaking maintenance work at the Verney water tower including removing the existing coating of paints, repainting the interior and exterior of the tank, upgrading the tower safety systems, and installing new pipes and valves. Work is being completed by BGL Contractors Corp. Construction schedule Construction will take place from early May until October 2018, weather permitting. Minor traffic impacts There are no closures or lane reductions on adjacent roadways. It is anticipated that there will be increased construction vehicle traffic to the site.  Smaller staff vehicles will use the Verney Street entrance at 36 Verney Street to access the site.  Larger construction vehicles including materials deliveries will access the site… Continue reading Construction notice: Verney water tower upgrades


Park downtown for free evenings and weekends

May 1, 2018

Starting Saturday, May 5, 2018, when you come downtown to shop or eat in the evening or on the weekend, you can park for free in any of the City’s seven open parking lots. Continue reading Park downtown for free evenings and weekends


Guelph police headquarters: April 2018 construction update

April 30, 2018

The renovation and expansion of Guelph Police Service’s headquarters is underway. Here is a summary of the work completed in April, 2018. Progress to date East wing addition Wall paint finishes are 90 per cent complete Ceramic floor finishes are 40 per cent complete Door installation is 60 per cent complete Ceiling installation is 70 per cent complete Men’s locker room locker installation is 90 per cent complete Steel frame for the generator is 90 per cent complete West wing addition Masonry, slab and door frames for the final cell block are installed Cell beds are framed Roof protective wall is installed Framing for the curtainwall is 70 per cent complete Secure entryway masonry and mechanical system are 50 per cent complete Masonry block coating… Continue reading Guelph police headquarters: April 2018 construction update


Construction notice: Candlewood Drive closed for sewer, water and hydro installation

April 27, 2018

Between Paisley Road and Bushmills Crescent About the project The City is working with Cambridge Landscaping & Construction Ltd to undertake private infrastructure work on behalf of a Highstreet Ventures Inc to construct and install sewer and water pipes for new homes along Candlewood Drive. Road closed starting May 4 Construction is expected to begin on or about May 4, and take approximately four weeks to complete, weather permitting. Pedestrian access Pedestrians will not be able to access Candlewood Drive between Paisley Road and Bushmills Crescent. Pedestrians should detour south along Candlewood Drive to Stephanie Drive, and north along Stephanie Drive to access Paisley Road. Property and business access All properties near the construction area will remain accessible throughout construction. Equipment movement may temporarily impact… Continue reading Construction notice: Candlewood Drive closed for sewer, water and hydro installation


Metrolinx rail work starts April 30 in Guelph

April 24, 2018

Track Improvements between Imperial Road and Edinburgh Road Metrolinx, an agency of the Province of Ontario, is working to transform the way the region moves by building a seamless, convenient, and integrated transit network across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. Over the next ten years, Metrolinx is transforming the existing GO rail system to deliver a whole new rapid transit experience to your community. With more frequent train service you’ll have more options to get you where you need to go. The local project Metrolinx has begun a multi-year construction program to expand and improve the existing GO Transit service network. As part of this expansion, Metrolinx will be working to upgrade tracks and improve safety between Imperial Road and Edinburgh Road. The first… Continue reading Metrolinx rail work starts April 30 in Guelph


Notice of work: Environmental investigation work to be completed along Wellington Street West

April 20, 2018

Edinburgh Road South to the Hanlon Expressway Beginning Monday, April 23, engineering consultant, GHD, hired by the City of Guelph will be working along Wellington Street West from Edinburgh Road South to the Halon Expressway. The City is conducting environmental investigations around historical landfill sites and the adjacent land to assess the current soil and groundwater conditions. As part of this work, the consultant will survey the land, identify and mark public and private utilities on the site, and drill, then monitor and retrieve samples from wells. Any waste pulled from these activities will be stored in drums and removed from the site. This work is expected to take three weeks, weather permitting. There are no road closures associated with the work. Traffic should drive… Continue reading Notice of work: Environmental investigation work to be completed along Wellington Street West


Construction notice: Silvercreek Parkway construction

April 18, 2018

Waterloo Avenue to Silvercreek Parkway across the south railway tracks About the project The City of Guelph is proposing to reconstruct Silvercreek Parkway from Waterloo Avenue north across the first set of railway tracks, including the short section of road between Wellington Street and Waterloo Avenue. The proposed work on Silvercreek Parkway was initiated because the pavement structure and underground services has reached the end of its useful life and the City needs to construct a second watermain to the Paisley reservoir near the corner of Ryde Road and Paisley Road. The road cross section will be reduced from four lanes to two lanes and a bicycle lane will be constructed on the east side of Silvercreek Parkway and a multiuse trail will be installed… Continue reading Construction notice: Silvercreek Parkway construction


Traffic notice: Railway bridge inspections

April 18, 2018

Wellington Street at Macdonell Street and the closure of the right turn lane from Macdonell Street to Elizabeth Street About the project and inspection schedule The Goderich Exeter Railway (GEXR) will be closing the northbound lanes on Wellington Street at Macdonell Street, and the right turn lane from Macdonell Street to Elizabeth Street, on Sunday, April 22.  The work is required to inspect the overhead railway bridge. This closure will be a one day closure with the streets reopening once the inspections are complete. Closures and detours Wellington Street will be closed at Macdonell Street. Vehicles travelling east along Wellington Street destine for the downtown will be detour onto Wyndham Street. Trucks travelling east along Wellington Street will be detoured to York Road to Victoria… Continue reading Traffic notice: Railway bridge inspections


Construction notice: Museum masonry repairs begin April 16

April 16, 2018

Notice date: April 16, 2018 About the project The City is starting planned interior and exterior masonry repairs at the Guelph Civic Museum. Programs and activities at the museum will continue with little to no interruption during the work. Interior repairs first Scaffolding will be put up around the exterior of the museum starting April 13. Repairs to the interior will begin first, with repairs and re-pointing of the limestone exterior starting later in the spring. All repair work is expected to be complete by the end of 2018. Museum access and parking The museum will remain open and accessible throughout construction. There is no anticipated impact on pedestrian access during the renovation project. A few museum parking spaces will be unavailable while repair work… Continue reading Construction notice: Museum masonry repairs begin April 16


Upgrades coming to a playground near you

April 12, 2018

Guelph, Ont., April 12, 2018 – Ten playgrounds across the city will be upgraded this year.  Each playground will be closed during construction. Parks receiving playground upgrades and the estimated construction period is as follows: Centennial Park, construction complete Jensen Park, construction complete Carter Park, opening mid-May Guelph Lake, April 4 until mid-May Kimberley Park, April 4 until mid-May Springdale Park, April 16 until mid-May Waverley Park, May 18 until mid-June Mollison Park, June 22 until August 1 Oak Street Park, May 14 until mid-July Hugh Guthrie Park, May 21 until July 1 We appreciate your patience as we complete these important playground upgrades. Construction dates are dependent on weather conditions. Updates on the construction of these playgrounds will be updated at guelph.ca For more… Continue reading Upgrades coming to a playground near you


Construction notice: West Parkade to close April 30

April 12, 2018

Notice date: April 12, 2018 About the project Planned rehabilitation work at the West Parkade has identified the need for additional structural work which, to ensure safety, requires a full closure of the facility until the fall. Parking downtown during the closure West Parkade permit holders are being notified directly with relocation information. Alternate casual, short-term parking is available in lots on Wyndham, Macdonell and Baker streets. There is also free two-hour on-street parking in the downtown available once per day per vehicle. Why close the parkade? Every effort was made to reduce further impacts to parking in the downtown. Needed additional structural work at the West Parkade cannot be completed while maintaining public access. Closure of the parkade is needed because: Two-way traffic cannot… Continue reading Construction notice: West Parkade to close April 30


Construction notice: Metcalfe Street closing for final road work

April 5, 2018

Speedvale Avenue to Terry Boulevard The City is working with Goetz Construction to finish upgrades to Metcalfe Street from Speedvale Avenue to Terry Boulevard. Water and sewer pipes, road, curb and gutter were replaced in 2017.  Work to be finished this spring includes completing sidewalks and driveway aprons, and replacing topsoil and sod. Metcalfe closes week of April 9 Goetz Construction will begin final work on Metcalfe Street the week of April 9. Work is expected to be finished by June. Metcalfe Street will be closed to through traffic, however, local traffic will be maintained. Pedestrian access will be maintained The contractor will keep sidewalks open wherever possible. Some sections of the sidewalk in the construction area are being replaced as part of the work.… Continue reading Construction notice: Metcalfe Street closing for final road work


Mico Valeriote Park tree removal starts April 6

April 5, 2018

New trees to be planted as part of park master plan Guelph, Ont., April 5, 2018 – The City of Guelph is working with Full Circle Tree Care to remove 2 trees and 12 saplings at Mico Valeriote Park on Friday, April 6. The removal of these trees, and the planting of 14 new trees, is part of the park’s new master plan. The majority of the trees in the park will remain; however, the removed trees will accommodate the park’s new features including new open space, a large playground, a water play pump and natural areas with seating and pathways. Construction of the new playground is scheduled to begin in summer and be completed by the end of 2018. For more information Mallory Lemon,… Continue reading Mico Valeriote Park tree removal starts April 6


Repairs to pedestrian signal on Gordon Street at Water Street start April 3

April 3, 2018

Gordon Street at Water Street The City is working to repair a pedestrian signal at the intersection of Gordon Street and Water Street that was damaged over the weekend in a traffic accident. Repairs will start April 3 Work is expected to be complete on April 4, depending on the level of damage. Pedestrian access is limited Pedestrian access to the west side of the road is limited at the intersection. Pedestrians are advised to use the crosswalk at Gordon Street and Wellington Street while repairs are underway. The City appreciates your patience, understanding and co-operation during this important repair. Any updates will be posted on guelph.ca/construction. For more information Steve Anderson, Supervisor Traffic Engineering Engineering and Capital Infrastructure Services City of Guelph 519-822-1260 extension… Continue reading Repairs to pedestrian signal on Gordon Street at Water Street start April 3


Niska Road construction starts in March

March 26, 2018

Ptarmigan Road to west of the Speed River The City of Guelph is starting construction on Niska Road from Ptarmigan Road to about 100m west of the Speed River. Construction includes the addition of a multi-use path for cyclists and pedestrians on the north side of Niska Road, new stormwater infrastructure, and four on-street parking spaces for natural area users. Work starts March 27 Construction is expected to start on or about March 27 beginning with tree removals. Construction of the multi-use path and stormwater infrastructure will start in April and take about four months to complete. Bridge construction is expected to start in August with final bridge and road construction work finished in summer 2019. The City will host an open house for the… Continue reading Niska Road construction starts in March


Guelph police headquarters: March 2018 construction update

March 26, 2018

The three-year renovation and expansion of Guelph Police Service’s headquarters is underway. With a lot of interior work happening now, here is a summary of the work completed in March, 2018. Progress to date East wing addition Installation of the roof top unit is nearly complete Painting is 80 per cent complete Ceramic tiled flooring is nearly 40 per cent complete Door installation is 50 per cent complete Ceiling installation is 70 per cent complete Firing range roof is complete Interior frames and glazing are 90 per cent complete Installation of lockers in the men’s locker room is 75 per cent complete West wing addition The cell block masonry, slab and door frames are complete Roof parapet has been installed Framing for the curtainwall is… Continue reading Guelph police headquarters: March 2018 construction update


Construction notice: Westbound lane reduction starts on Speedvale Avenue West on March 23

March 23, 2018

Between Royal Road and Imperial Road North The City is working to assess a retaining wall on the north side of the Speedvale water tower that has collapsed. Lane reductions start March 23 Lane reductions to assess the retaining wall will start March 23. The length of the lane reduction is unknown, but the City will update residents as soon as a timeline is known. Westbound lane on Speedvale Avenue West is reduced to one lane The westbound, curbside lane of Speedvale Avenue West, between Royal Road Imperial Road North will be closed. Traffic will continue in both directions, however, delays should be expected. Map of construction area The City appreciates your patience, understanding and co-operation during this important construction project. Any updates will be… Continue reading Construction notice: Westbound lane reduction starts on Speedvale Avenue West on March 23


Environmental investigation work being done in and around Fountain Street parking lot starting March 26

March 23, 2018

Guelph, Ont., March 23, 2018 – Beginning Monday, March 26, engineering consultants and contractors hired by the City of Guelph will be doing environmental investigation work at the Fountain Street Parking Lot and surrounding roadways. Drilling and groundwater samples will be done in the Fountain Street parking lot and along the surrounding roadways between March 26 and April 11. All work is being done on public (City of Guelph) property. During this time, workers and equipment will be located on some sidewalks and roadways. There are no road closures associated with the work. Two-way traffic will be maintained on all roadways. Traffic should drive with care around work areas adjacent to roads. Temporary closures of some sidewalks will be required to complete the work. Pedestrians… Continue reading Environmental investigation work being done in and around Fountain Street parking lot starting March 26


Open house: Arthur Street sanitary trunk sewer and road reconstruction

March 19, 2018

Arthur Street South from Alice Street north toward Elizabeth Street Duke Street Reconstruction from Elizabeth Street to south side of railway tracks The City of Guelph is hosting an open house to present construction plans for two projects related to Arthur Street sanitary trunk sewer and road reconstruction: On Arthur Street from Alice Street to 200 metres north of Cross Street, and On Duke Street from Elizabeth Street to 50 metres south of the railway tracks. Work for both projects includes the replacement of the underground sanitary sewer, storm sewer and watermain pipes. Construction is expected to start in May or June 2018 and be completed by December 2018. One tree will be removed along Arthur Street as part of this construction. Wednesday, April 4,… Continue reading Open house: Arthur Street sanitary trunk sewer and road reconstruction


Riverside Park playground construction starts March 13

March 12, 2018

Construction of the new Riverside Park playground is set to start on March 13 and last through to June. Continue reading Riverside Park playground construction starts March 13


Water main break at 150 Westwood Road being repaired this afternoon

March 5, 2018

Update: Water main repairs are complete and all traffic lanes are open. … Lane reductions on Westwood Road between Willow and Rhonda Roads Guelph, Ont., March 5, 2018—A water main break occurred at 150 Westwood Road, St. Peter Catholic School, early this morning. Crews will begin repair work around 2 p.m. today and expect to be done by this evening. The City has notified the school, local businesses and residential properties about the break. People living and working in the area around the water main break may notice minor disruptions in water service and changes in water pressure. Traffic and transit impacts Lanes will be shifted along Westwood Road between Willow Road and Rhonda Road with two-way traffic maintained. Guelph Transit buses will continue to run… Continue reading Water main break at 150 Westwood Road being repaired this afternoon


Walkway connecting Huron and Grove/Metcalfe streets now open

March 5, 2018

Update March 5, 2018: Metrolinx has completed the installation of the new bridge and it is now open for pedestrians to use. Update February 5, 2018: Metrolinx was onsite this past weekend installing the new bridge. According to Metrolinx, the bridge will  reopen by the end of February. Update November 14, 2017: According to Metrolinx, a new bridge should be installed by the end of January 2018. Update November 1, 2017: Metrolinx will have a contractor on-site this week. A construction schedule is expected sometime in the next week. Update August 30, 2017: The City’s rail partners expect to begin repair work on the bridge on or about September 11, 2017 and be finished by the end of the month. Guelph, Ont., August 1, 2017—The… Continue reading Walkway connecting Huron and Grove/Metcalfe streets now open


Traffic notice: Clair Road traffic signal removal

February 28, 2018

Clair Road at Southgate Drive About the project The City is working to remove traffic signals on Clair Road at Southgate Drive which were originally installed to accommodate the construction of the Hanlon Expressway (Highway 6) and Laird Road interchange. The Hanlon Expressway at Laird Road interchange has been fully open since November, 2013 and traffic patterns in the area have since stabilized. Traffic and pedestrian data was gathered at this intersection in October 2015 and the data shows the current volumes no longer satisfy the requirement of a traffic control signal for this intersection. Staff will be proceeding with the removal of the temporary traffic control signal and installation of an all-way Stop control for all approaches. Traffic light removal set for March 5… Continue reading Traffic notice: Clair Road traffic signal removal


Construction notice: West Parkade repair work resumes March 5

February 26, 2018

Scheduled work to levels 2, 3 and 4 Update March 8, 2018: Elevator #2 will be closed as of March 12 until further notice as it will be replaced with a new elevator in the coming weeks. About the project General contractor, Heritage Restoration, will continue with structural repair work to the parkade starting March 5. This phase of repair work will focus on levels 2 through 4; however additional work will be done on levels 5 and 6. Phase 1 of the project was completed between summer 2017 and winter 2018 and required the closure of levels 5 and 6. Construction schedule Construction is expected to begin on March 5, 2018 and continue until late fall 2018. Starting in March, levels 2, 3 and… Continue reading Construction notice: West Parkade repair work resumes March 5


Guelph police headquarters: February 2018 construction update

February 26, 2018

The three-year renovation and expansion of Guelph Police Service’s headquarters is underway. Here is a summary of the work completed in February 2018. Progress to date East wing addition Aluminum caps on glass frames are installed Drywall framing/board and taping is almost complete Roof above firing range almost complete Paint and wall finish is 20 per cent complete Ceramic floor tile installation is 20 per cent complete Started installation on mechanical and electrical fixtures, and trims West wing addition Third and fouth floor framing for curtain wall is 30 per cent complete Detention cell is nearly complete Looking ahead to March East wing addition Final installation of the roof top unit Continue finishes on walls and floors Install doors and hardware Install new generators West… Continue reading Guelph police headquarters: February 2018 construction update


Elizabeth Street closed for emergency culvert repair February 22

February 22, 2018

Elizabeth Street from Beaumont Crescent to York Road The City’s Operations department is working on an emergency culvert repair at the intersection of Elizabeth Street and York Road. Elizabeth Street will be closed from Beaumont Crescent to York Road Culvert repairs will begin on February 22 and take one week, weather permitting. Traffic on York Road will remain open, however, traffic on Elizabeth Street from Beaumont Crescent to York Road will be closed. Property access and parking Every effort will be made to maintain access to driveways in the construction area during working hours (7 a.m.–7 p.m.). Construction activities and equipment movement may temporarily impact access to private property and delays should be expected. City services There will be no interruption to any City services… Continue reading Elizabeth Street closed for emergency culvert repair February 22


Construction notice: Rickson Avenue water pipe installation starts February 26

February 22, 2018

Rickson Avenue at Rodgers Road About the project The City is working with Network Sewer and Watermain to undertake private infrastructure work on behalf of Terra View Homes to install water pipes for the new homes at 138 and 142 Rickson Avenue. Construction begins February 26 Construction is expected to begin on or about February 26 and take approximately one week, weather permitting. Lane reduction A temporary lane reduction on Rickson Avenue will be in place throughout the project. Pedestrian access The sidewalk on the east side of Rickson Avenue between Kortright Road West and Darnell Road will be closed throughout the project; however, pedestrians will be able to use the sidewalk on the west side of Rickson Avenue. Property and access Every effort will… Continue reading Construction notice: Rickson Avenue water pipe installation starts February 26


Let’s Dig Wilson

February 20, 2018

Join us as we break ground on the City’s newest parkade Attention news, photo and video editors Guelph, Ont., February 20, 2018—Representatives from the media are invited to attend an event on Thursday, February 22 as the City breaks ground on Guelph’s first new parkade in over 30 years. Thursday’s groundbreaking will begin at 12:15 p.m. in front of City Hall, 1 Carden Street. Staff will be on hand to answer questions following the groundbreaking photo opportunity. The concept art for the parking facility will also be unveiled at the event. The Wilson Street parkade is part of the Council–approved Parking Master Plan. The parkade will offer more than 400 new parking spaces, dedicated bicycle parking facilities, electric vehicle charging stations and elevators for better… Continue reading Let’s Dig Wilson


Open house: Eramosa Road and Glenhill Drive Watermain Replacement, February 22

February 16, 2018

Metcalfe Street to Glenhill Drive including Guelph General Hospital easement The City of Guelph is hosting an open house to present plans for construction on Eramosa Road between Metcalfe Street and Glenhill Drive. Work includes the construction of a new watermain and the replacement of an existing watermain on Eramosa Road between from Metcalfe Street to Glenhill Drive. The reconstruction of Glenhill Drive is planned for 2019. Thursday, February 22, 2018 5:30-7 p.m. King George Public School (Library), 72 Lemon Street Why come to the open house? As part of this project, Eramosa Road will be closed from Metcalfe Street to Glenhill Drive for approximately four weeks, starting April 2. Guelph Transit route 13 will be on detour during this time. This is your opportunity… Continue reading Open house: Eramosa Road and Glenhill Drive Watermain Replacement, February 22


Council approves staff recommendations to include new Main Library as part of the Baker District development

February 14, 2018

Development partner will be chosen this summer Guelph, Ont., February 14, 2018—Last night Council approved four recommendations from staff related to the Baker District development including the size of and costs to design and build a new Main Library as part of this major capital project. The Guelph Public Library’s (GPL’s) business case identified the need for an 8,175 square metre (88,000 square foot) space to meet current and future library needs. Staff supported GPL’s business case in its report to Council and requested that Council approve the size as well as $1.9 million in capital funding to design and build the library as part of the Baker Street development. A development partner is expected to be chosen this summer. Currently the City is evaluating… Continue reading Council approves staff recommendations to include new Main Library as part of the Baker District development