Category Archives: Construction

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

February 16, 2018

Metcalfe Road 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 Road and Glenhill Drive. Work includes the construction of a new watermain and the replacement of an existing watermain on Eramosa Road between from Metcalfe Road 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


Emergency York Road asphalt repair – February 16

February 15, 2018

Emergency road repair will be done tomorrow on York Road between Watson Parkway and Elizabeth Street starting at about 6 a.m. Continue reading Emergency York Road asphalt repair – February 16


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


Traffic disruption: Woolwich Street at London Road

February 13, 2018

No Left Turn from Woolwich St. northbound into London Rd. Notice date: February 13, 2018 About the project Parsons Inc. will be taking water samples from some monitoring wells on Woolwich Street and London Road West. Work begins February 15 Work will take place on Thursday, February 15 and Friday, February 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Left turn restriction Two-way traffic will be maintained on Woolwich Street and London Road West; however, there will be no left turn from Woolwich Street northbound to London Road West. Pedestrian access There are no sidewalk closures planned as part of this work. Pedestrian access will not be disrupted. Property and business access and parking All businesses in the construction area remain open and accessible throughout construction.… Continue reading Traffic disruption: Woolwich Street at London Road


Construction Notice: York Trunk Sewer and Paisley-Clythe Feedermain Project  

February 12, 2018

Phase 2B: Eramosa River Park, Florence Lane and Brockville Avenue Notice date: February 12, 2018 About the project The City is about to begin construction on the York Trunk Sewer and Paisley-Clythe Feeder Main Phase 2B project. Work in this phase will take place between Boult Avenue and Victoria Road in Eramosa River Park, and through Florence Lane between Hayes Avenue and Victoria Road, including work along the recreational trails, and a complete reconstruction of Brockville Avenue. The York Trunk Sewer & Paisley-Clythe Feedermain is a $30 million, multi-year infrastructure project. It is the City’s largest water main and wastewater (sanitary) sewer project. It includes the installation of about 6.2 kilometres of water pipes and 3.8 kilometres of sewer pipes. The City’s 2009 Water and… Continue reading Construction Notice: York Trunk Sewer and Paisley-Clythe Feedermain Project  


Open house: Paisley Feedermain, February 20

February 8, 2018

Waterloo Avenue to Silvercreek Parkway The City of Guelph is hosting an open house to present plans for reconstruction Waterloo Avenue from Wellington Street to Silvercreek Parkway and Silvercreek Parkway from Waterloo Avenue to the Railway Tracks. Tuesday, February 20 Drop-in: 6-8 p.m. Guelph Bible Chapel, 491 Waterloo Avenue, Guelph Why come to the open house? To allow for the installation of underground utilities, Waterloo Avenue will be closed from Silvercreek Parkway to Wellington Street for one week. Guelph Transit Route 9 Waterloo Avenue will be on detour. Visit guelphtransit.ca for information about route detours. Construction is expected to start in March 2018 and be completed by September 2018. This is your opportunity to view project information, including maps and schedules, and to ask questions about traffic impacts and property access. You’re encouraged to… Continue reading Open house: Paisley Feedermain, February 20


Bristol Street reconstruction, utility pole relocation

February 7, 2018

Holiday Street to Edinburgh Road About the project The City is working with Guelph Hydro to relocate existing utility poles before starting the Bristol Street reconstruction from Holiday Street to Wellington Street W. Utility poles are being moved to address conflicts with existing/proposed sewer or storm infrastructure or due to proposed intersection re-alignments. Work to begin late February Pole relocation is anticipated to begin in late February and end in early March. The Bristol Street work is expected to begin in April and end in the fall. 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. Map… Continue reading Bristol Street reconstruction, utility pole relocation


Construction notice: retaining wall construction at 1159 Victoria Road South

February 2, 2018

Victoria Road South at DeCorso Drive Notice date: February 2, 2018 About the project Kieswetter Excavating will be constructing a retaining wall along Victoria Road South at DeCorso Drive as part of a residential development. Construction activity will only affect traffic heading southbound. Work begins February 5 Work is expected to begin on Monday, February 5 and will take about four weeks to complete, weather permitting. Two-way traffic on Victoria Road South to be maintained Two-way traffic will be maintained on Victoria Road South in the vicinity of 1159 Victoria Street South; however, temporary lane reductions will be necessary. During these times, cyclists will merge with traffic on Victoria Road South in order to navigate the site. Pedestrian access There are no sidewalks in the… Continue reading Construction notice: retaining wall construction at 1159 Victoria Road South


Emergency road closure at College Avenue and Powerhouse Lane (Lang Way)

February 1, 2018

February 2, 2018—Update: College Avenue is open, repairs complete. … Road will reopen around midnight Guelph, Ont., February 1, 2018—College Avenue is closed to all vehicular traffic in both directions at Powerhouse Lane (Lang Way) due to a private property water main break at the University of Guelph. Guelph Transit Route 15 buses are being detoured around the area. The north side sidewalk on College Avenue remains open to pedestrians. Repairs are expected to be completed by midnight. Some noise and light due to construction may be experienced by those living or working in the area of the water main break. The City will provide updates at guelph.ca and on Facebook (facebook.com/cityofguelph) and Twitter (twitter.com/cityofguelph) should anything change, or once repairs are complete. Media contact… Continue reading Emergency road closure at College Avenue and Powerhouse Lane (Lang Way)


Construction notice: Speedvale Avenue reconstruction project tree removal

February 1, 2018

Woolwich Street to Manhattan Court The City is working with Guelph Hydro to facilitate the relocation of power lines prior to the start of the City’s reconstruction project. In order to relocate the power lines, it is necessary to remove some trees along Speedvale Avenue. The tree removal is being completed by Asplundh. Work begins mid-February It is expected that removal will begin mid-February and be completed by the end of March. Work is expected to take approximately three weeks to complete. The City appreciates your patience, understanding and co-operation during this important construction project. Any updates will be posted on guelph.ca/construction. For more information Andrew Janes, P.Eng., Project Engineer Engineering and Capital Infrastructure Services 519-822-1260 x 2338 andrew.janes@guelph.ca


Niska Road Bailey bridge to be reused in Canadian Armed Forces exercise

January 31, 2018

Guelph, Ont., January 31, 2018 – The Bailey bridge on Niska Road will be making a return to its roots. The bridge will be removed and reused by the Canadian Armed Forces for a training exercise. The Niska Road bridge, which will be replaced as part of the Niska Road improvements planned for 2019, will be removed by the Canadian Armed Forces over a four-day period in March. Site preparation will begin March 12, with the building removal exercise taking place 24-hours a day, Friday, March 16 through Monday, March 19. “The City is excited to see the bridge return to the Canadian Armed Forces,” says Ken VanderWal, Project Engineer with the City of Guelph. “This is a fantastic nod to the bridge’s former history… Continue reading Niska Road Bailey bridge to be reused in Canadian Armed Forces exercise


Niska Road and bridge improvements: open house results

January 31, 2018

At an open house on December 12, City staff presented the community with three bridge options for comment. Each option included two-lane traffic with a multi-use path on the north side, and was a variation of the pony-truss style bridge that originally stood on the site prior to its collapse in 1974. The community was also asked about traffic calming measures and truck exclusion options. The City is reviewing the feedback. Decisions regarding the replacement bridge and traffic calming measures will be announced when available. The City will be extending the truck exclusion zone on to the city limits at the bridge and monitoring for compliance. Additional measures for truck traffic will be considered as needed. Niska bridge reconstruction   Warren pony truss, 13% Bowstring arch… Continue reading Niska Road and bridge improvements: open house results


The City of Guelph wins two Ontario Public Works Association awards

January 31, 2018

Historic preservation and leadership recognized Guelph, Ont., January 30, 2018– The Ontario Public Works Association (OPWA) has recognized Guelph’s commitment to historical preservation and restoration. The City was presented with the award for 2017 Project of the Year for Historic Restoration/Preservation in the less than $2 million category for the Guelph Transit Terminal Renovation. Steven Di Pietro, Construction Engineering Technologist for the City of Guelph, was also presented with the 2017 Wally Wells Young Leader Award. The awards were presented at the OPWA’s Annual General meeting in Mississauga on January 25. The Transit Terminal, originally built in 1911, has been in continuous operation for over 100 years. The Association noted the complex nature of the project including the requirement of three levels of Government heritage-designation… Continue reading The City of Guelph wins two Ontario Public Works Association awards


Construction notice: Wilson Street, Norfolk footbridge closing for parkade construction starting February 5

January 29, 2018

Northbound lane reduction also starts on Norfolk at Gordon The City is building a new parking facility at the site of the Wilson Street parking lot. The new parkade will provide over 400 new parking spaces. Parkade construction is expected to be complete in 2019. Wilson Street closure and Gordon/Norfolk northbound lane reduction Starting on February 5, Wilson Street will be closed between Gordon Street and Northumberland Street for the duration of the construction, about 18 months. There will also be a lane reduction on Norfolk Street between Gordon Street and Macdonell Street and traffic will change as follows: The left most northbound lane on Gordon Street will become a left-turn lane only (onto Waterloo Avenue) The centre lane will be the through lane on… Continue reading Construction notice: Wilson Street, Norfolk footbridge closing for parkade construction starting February 5


Wilson Street parking lot closes February 4

January 29, 2018

On February 4, the Wilson Street parking lot will be closed as the City and their contractor, Newton Group, prepare to board up the site for construction. Continue reading Wilson Street parking lot closes February 4


Guelph police headquarters: January 2018 construction update

January 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 January 2018. Progress to date East wing addition Drywall wall/ceiling framing is 70 per cent complete Drywall board is 50 per cent complete; taping is 30 per cent complete Mechanical ducting and electrical rough-ins to continue Glazing and roof to 100 per cent complete 5 per cent painting done in main floor locker room 2 roof top mechanical units to be installed West wing addition Remaining detention cell slab removed; subgrade and stone installed Miscellaneous block walls and door frames installed Roof parapet steel framing is 85 per cent complete 4th floor curtain wall steel framing support is 80 per cent complete Looking ahead… Continue reading Guelph police headquarters: January 2018 construction update


Construction notice: Victoria Road South – Gas Installation

January 19, 2018

MacAlister Boulevard to Owens Way (781 Victoria Road South) About the project Union Gas is working to install Gas Service to 781 Victoria Road South. Work is being completed by Aecon Group Inc. (Contractor). Work begins January 22 Work is expected to begin on Monday, January 22 and will take about three weeks to complete, weather permitting. Two-way traffic on Victoria Road South to be maintained Two-way traffic will be maintained on Victoria Road South between Stone Road East and Macalister Boulevard; however, short-term lane reductions may be necessary. During these times, cyclists will merge with traffic on Victoria Road South as necessary. Pedestrian access The sidewalk on the west side of Victoria Road South will remain open; however, pedestrians may have to detour around… Continue reading Construction notice: Victoria Road South – Gas Installation


Water main break repair underway on Stevenson Street North

January 8, 2018

No northbound traffic between Emma and Speedvale Update,  January 8, 2018, 3:20 p.m.—The water main break has now been repaired. Crews are working to repair the road. Stevenson Street North will reopen to northbound traffic after 6 p.m. Guelph, Ont., January 8, 2018—A water main break occurred on Stevenson Street North just north of Emma Street early this morning. There are no health risks as a result of the break. Traffic and transit impacts The northbound lane of Stevenson Street North is closed between Emma Street and Speedvale Avenue. Drivers are asked to detour around the area via Eramosa Road, Victoria Road and Speedvale Avenue. Transit route 12 General Hospital is being detoured. Buses will continue on Delhi Street past Emma Street and turn east… Continue reading Water main break repair underway on Stevenson Street North


Guelph police headquarters: December 2017 construction update

December 19, 2017

The three-year renovation and expansion of Guelph Police Service’s headquarters is underway. Here is a summary of the work completed in December 2017. Progress to date West wing addition Remaining floor in existing garage removed Last section of concrete slab poured in the garage Interior blockwork 90% complete Mezzanine mechanical and electrical 70% complete Steel support for roof parapet started Third storey enclosed for heating and finishes Office design mock-ups 50% complete Stone roof ballast removed from existing west roof East wing addition Drywall installation underway 90 per cent of roof sealed Public washroom blocked in and plumbing is roughed in Glazing for glass curtainwall 90 per cent complete Electrical and mechanical rough-ins underway Exterior blockwork on second level is finished Structure for new generator… Continue reading Guelph police headquarters: December 2017 construction update


Niska Road improvements open house information

December 13, 2017

The Niska Road improvements open house was held on December 12, 2017. The following materials were shared at the open house: Niska Road Information Package Niska Road Comment Sheet You may submit comments on the information presented until Friday, December 22, 2017. Submit your comments by: Filling in, scanning and emailing the comment sheet in the above linked comment sheet to ken.vanderwal@guelph.ca Sending an email with your comments included in the body to ken.vanderwal@guelph.ca or Mailing in the completed comment form to the attention of Ken VanderWal at City Hall, 1 Carden Street, Guelph, Ontario N1H 3A1 Please include your name and address on the forms. About the project The City of Guelph initiated a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) to investigate opportunities to improve Niska Road… Continue reading Niska Road improvements open house information


Construction notice: Malcolm Road closed for construction starting November 27

December 13, 2017

Between Elmira Road North and Michener Road UPDATE: Construction has been delayed by one day due to weather conditions. The road is anticipated to open the following day, December 14. The City is working with Goetz Construction to do infrastructure work on Malcolm Road on behalf of a private business. Goetz Construction will be installing a water pipe to service the property at 60 Malcolm Road. Construction begins November 27 Construction is expected to begin on or about November 27 and take approximately two weeks, weather permitting. Malcolm Road will be closed Malcolm Road will be closed to through traffic at 60 Malcolm Road for approximately two days at the beginning of the project, and approximately two days at the end of the project. Property and… Continue reading Construction notice: Malcolm Road closed for construction starting November 27


Eastview Road features multi-use path and wildlife crossings

December 4, 2017

Eastview Road has reopened to through traffic after four months of construction. The completed construction between Starwood Road and Watson Parkway North offers a number of new amenities for pedestrians, cyclists, drivers and even wildlife, including some changes which cannot be seen. Continue reading Eastview Road features multi-use path and wildlife crossings


McCrae House renovations start November 28

November 30, 2017

The McCrae House National Historic Site is undergoing renovations that start on November 28. Renovations include electrical and technology upgrades to the coach house to support educational programming, a storage room and repainting, exterior lighting projects and washroom renovations. City staff are also considering the replacement of perimeter fencing in the backyard of McCrae House. The City’s Heritage Planner, forestry advisers and accessibility staff have been engaged with the process. Every effort will be made by the City to protect and preserve shared neighbourhood trees and historical features. Construction schedule Construction starts on November 28 and will wrap up in March 2018, weather permitting. The City appreciates your patience, understanding and co-operation during this important construction project. For more information Tammy Adkin, Manager of Guelph… Continue reading McCrae House renovations start November 28


UPDATE Construction notice: Neeve Street and Cross Street sewer and road construction

November 30, 2017

The City is working with Drexler Construction Limited to upgrade underground water and sewer pipes on Neeve Street from Howitt Street to the bridge over the Speed River, and on Cross Street from Neeve Street to Arthur Street. This work is part of the Arthur Street sanitary trunk sewer project and includes the installation of sanitary and storm  sewer pipes, water pipes, curb and gutter, sidewalks and on–street parking. Construction starts November 30 Construction is expected to start on or about November 30 and be completed by the end of May 2018, weather permitting. Street closures and detours Starting November 30, Cross Street will be closed for the remainder of construction. Neeve Street, Ontario Street and Howitt Street are now open. Property access and parking… Continue reading UPDATE Construction notice: Neeve Street and Cross Street sewer and road construction


Construction notice: Woodside Road lane reductions start December 6

November 29, 2017

South of Dean Avenue About the project The City is working with Goetz Construction to undertake private infrastructure work on behalf of the owners of 68 Woodside Road to install sewer and water pipes for the new dwelling currently under construction. Construction begins December 6 Construction is expected to begin on or about December 6 and take approximately one week, weather permitting. Lane reduction Woodside Road will undergo a temporary lane reduction throughout the project, but will remain open to through traffic at all times. Property and 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.… Continue reading Construction notice: Woodside Road lane reductions start December 6


Guelph police headquarters: November 2017 construction update

November 27, 2017

The three year renovation and expansion of Guelph Police Service’s headquarters is underway. Here is a summary of the work completed in November 2017. Progress to date West wing addition Elevator installation 50% complete Exterior and interior block walls 90% complete Third floor stud framing and door frame installation 80% complete Third and fourth floor mechanical and electrical 50% complete Steel framing and deck installed for new generators Last storm sewer connection done Staircase extension complete with roof deck East wing addition Aluminum window frames installed Roofing 50% complete Concrete slab for front plaza entrance poured Looking ahead West wing addition Exterior finish block install to begin Slab poured for new generator Steel framing at roof to begin for roof parapet East wing addition Finish… Continue reading Guelph police headquarters: November 2017 construction update


Open house: Community feedback needed for Niska Road reconstruction

November 23, 2017

Ptarmigan Drive to City limits The City of Guelph is hosting an open house to present plans for construction on Niska Road between Ptarmigan Drive and the City limits west of the Niska Road Bridge. Work includes the reconstruction of Niska Road from Ptarmigan Drive to the City limits at the Speed River as per the approved Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA), filed on December 3, 2015. The EA was approved on March 21, 2017 by the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC). Tuesday, December 12, 2017 5:30—8:30 p.m. Kortright Hills Public School, Library 23 Ptarmigan Drive, Guelph Why come to the open house? This is your opportunity to view project information, including map and schedules, and ask questions about traffic impacts… Continue reading Open house: Community feedback needed for Niska Road reconstruction


Walkway connecting Huron and Grove/Metcalfe streets closed

November 14, 2017

Routine inspection revealed corrosion of bridge structure 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 City has closed access to the walkway near 560 Elizabeth Street that connects Huron Street… Continue reading Walkway connecting Huron and Grove/Metcalfe streets closed


New timeline: Wilson Street reconstruction ends November 17

November 10, 2017

Northumberland Street to Macdonell Street Update: November 10, 2017 Construction on Wilson Street complete by November 17 Snow and rain continue to impact construction progress on Wilson Street. The street will remain closed to vehicle traffic from Gordon Street to Macdonell Street. The street is expected to be open Friday, November 17, weather permitting. The detour route during construction is along Norfolk Street and Macdonell Street. Pedestrian access along Wilson Street The sidewalks on both sides of Wilson Street are complete and accessible. All businesses in the construction area remain open and accessible throughout construction. Wilson Street parking lot is open The Wilson Street parking lot is open. The parking lot is accessible from Carden Street. Guelph Transit Guelph Transit route 5, 8 and 9… Continue reading New timeline: Wilson Street reconstruction ends November 17


Construction notice: Grange Street closed starting November 20

November 8, 2017

Between Stevenson Street North and Louisa Drive The City is working with Greenfield Contracting to undertake infrastructure work on Grange Street on behalf of a private developer. Greenfield Contracting will be installing sewer and water pipes to service the property at 125 Grange Street. Construction begins November 20 Construction is expected to begin on or about November 15 and take approximately two weeks, weather permitting. Grange Street will be closed Grange Street will be closed to through traffic at approximately 125 Grange Street throughout construction. Property and 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.… Continue reading Construction notice: Grange Street closed starting November 20


Construction notice: Watson Parkway North intersection improvements start November 30

November 2, 2017

Watson Parkway North at Eastview Road The City is modifying travel lanes on Watson Parkway North at Eastview Road to help with traffic movement through the intersection. Additional left-turn lanes will be added, reducing the number of lanes through the Watson Parkway North and Eastview Road intersection from two through lanes to one in each direction. Construction starts November 30 The City will complete line painting and pavement markings overnight starting on or about November 30, weather permitting. No traffic impacts are expected during the day. The City will make every effort to keep noise impacts to a minimum. The City appreciates your patience, understanding and co-operation during this important construction project. Project details and any updates will be posted on guelph.ca/construction. For more information… Continue reading Construction notice: Watson Parkway North intersection improvements start November 30


UPDATE Construction notice: Exhibition Street closed for construction starting November 7

November 2, 2017

Between Verney Street and St Andrew Street The City is working with J. Weber Contracting to undertake infrastructure work on behalf of Aberdeen Homes on Exhibition Street. J. Weber Contracting will be installing sewer and water pipes to service the property at 251 Exhibition Street. Construction begins November 7 Construction is expected to begin on or about October 7 and take approximately one week, weather permitting. Exhibition Street will be closed Exhibition Street will be closed to through traffic at approximately 251 Exhibition Street throughout the project. Property and 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… Continue reading UPDATE Construction notice: Exhibition Street closed for construction starting November 7


UPDATE Construction notice: Eastview Road sidewalk, multi-use path and storm sewer

November 2, 2017

Starwood Road to Watson Parkway North The City is constructing sidewalk (350m), multi-use path (800m) and underground storm sewer infrastructure on Eastview Road between Starwood Drive and Watson Parkway North. A multi-use path will be constructed along the south side of Watson Road from Summit Ridge Road to Watson Parkway North. The City will also be completing curbs and gutters, and adding local storm drainage. Construction starts July 24 Sidewalk work on the north side of Eastview Road, between Starwood Drive and Summit Ridge Drive, is expected to start July 24, 2017. There are no road closure impacts associated with this part of the work. Pedestrians will be able to continue using the sidewalk on the south side of Eastview Road throughout this part of… Continue reading UPDATE Construction notice: Eastview Road sidewalk, multi-use path and storm sewer


UPDATE Wilson Street reconstruction ends November 10

October 31, 2017

Northumberland Street to Macdonell Street Update: October 31, 2017 Construction on Wilson Street complete by November 10 Final construction is wrapping up over the next two weeks. Wilson Street remains closed to vehicle traffic from Gordon Street to Macdonell Street with a target timeline to reopen the street on or about November 10, weather permitting. The detour route during construction is along Norfolk Street and Macdonell Street. When Wilson Street reopens it will operate as previously: One-way northbound from Gordon to Northumberland Streets, and two-way from Northumberland to MacDonell Streets. Pedestrian access along Wilson Street The sidewalks on both sides of Wilson Street are complete and accessible. All businesses in the construction area remain open and accessible throughout construction. Wilson Street parking lot is open… Continue reading UPDATE Wilson Street reconstruction ends November 10


Geotechnical investigations at various City parks

October 30, 2017

October 30, 2017 From Wednesday, November 1 to Friday, November 3, engineering consultants and contractors hired by the City of Guelph will be working in the following parks: Drummond Park, 10 Drummond Place Green Meadows Park, 245 Stevenson Street North Lee Street Park, 71 Lee Street Peter Misersky Park, 122 Hadati Road Skov Park, 580 Eramosa Road Sunny Acres Park, 45 Edinburgh Road North Steffler Park, 215 Ironwood Road Hanlon Creek Park, 505 Kortright Road West John Gamble Park, 594 Kortright Road West The City is conducting geotechnical investigations to understand the subgrade and soil conditions in preparation for future reconstruction works. Work is being carried out by V.A. Wood (Guelph) Inc. and their subcontractors. Drilling is expected to occur over a three–day period, weather… Continue reading Geotechnical investigations at various City parks


Construction notice: Lyon Avenue closed for construction starting October 31

October 24, 2017

North of Campion Avenue The City is working with Drexler Construction Limited to undertake infrastructure work on behalf of a private developer to install sewer and water pipes to service the property at 66 Lyon Avenue. Construction begins October 31 Construction is expected to begin on or about October 31 and take approximately one week, weather permitting. Lyon Avenue will be closed Lyon Avenue will be closed to through traffic at 66 Lyon Avenue throughout the project. Properties at or north of the closure may not have access to their driveways throughout the project. The residents of the affected properties are asked to ensure that their vehicles have been moved prior to the start of construction. City services There will be no interruption to any… Continue reading Construction notice: Lyon Avenue closed for construction starting October 31


UPDATE Construction notice: 561 York Road sewer and water pipe construction

October 24, 2017

Construction update The City is working with Goetz Construction to continue infrastructure work on behalf of a private development company. Unforeseen utility conflicts arose with the original project that resulted in having to close the site and re-enter at a later date to complete the installation of a water pipe servicing 561 York Road. Construction between Victoria Road South and Wells Street begins November 6 Construction is expected to begin on or about November 6 and take approximately one week, weather permitting. No westbound traffic on York Road York Road will be closed to westbound traffic between Victoria Road South and Elizabeth Street. Westbound traffic is to follow the detour along Elizabeth Street to Victoria Road South. Eastbound traffic will be maintained on York Road.… Continue reading UPDATE Construction notice: 561 York Road sewer and water pipe construction


Construction notice: Asphalt repairs on Gordon Street begin October 12

October 11, 2017

Gordon Street at Water Street A small water main break occurred in the area of 180 Gordon Street on October 10. The repairs to the water main were completed the same day. Asphalt resurfacing will begin October 12 to repair the site. Construction starts on October 12 Construction is expected to start on or about October 12 beginning at 9 a.m. and ending the same day, weather permitting. Lane reductions There will be lane reductions in effect on Gordon Street, however, alternating two-way traffic will be maintained. Motorists should anticipate delays. Property access and parking Every effort will be made to maintain access to driveways in the construction area during working hours. Construction activities and equipment movement may temporarily impact access to private property and… Continue reading Construction notice: Asphalt repairs on Gordon Street begin October 12


Construction notice: Sunnylea Crescent closed for sanitary sewer installation

September 29, 2017

Sunnylea Crescent and Metcalfe Street pedestrian walkway About the project The City is working with Goetz Construction to upgrade underground water and sewer pipes on Metcalfe Street from Speedvale Avenue to Terry Boulevard, including the Speedvale Avenue and Metcalfe Street intersection. In addition to water and sewer pipe replacement, work includes the replacement of curb and gutter, sidewalks, driveway aprons and final paving. The road’s current two-lane configuration will be maintained as a two-lane road. A new sanitary sewer will be installed in the pedestrian walkway connecting Sunnylea Crescent to Metcalfe Street between 37 and 39 Sunnylea Crescent. Construction on Sunnylea Crescent starts October 10 Construction on Sunnylea Crescent and the pedestrian walkway that connects to Metcalfe Street is expected to start on or about… Continue reading Construction notice: Sunnylea Crescent closed for sanitary sewer installation


Construction notice: Lane reductions to Macdonell Street and Wellington Street

September 28, 2017

Macdonell Street and Wellington Street The City of Guelph and Guelph Junction Railway (GJR) will be completing scheduled updates to railway crossings throughout the city starting in October. Signal replacement for the rail crossing at Macdonell Street and Wellington Street is a part of these annual signal upgrades. Construction on Macdonell Street starts October 13 Signal upgrades to the railway crossing at Macdonell Street and Wellington Street are expected to start on or about October 13 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., weather permitting. Lanes reductions Macdonell Street and Wellington Street will remain open to traffic during signal upgrades, however, there will be a reduced number of lanes. One of the westbound lanes on Macdonell will be reduced first, followed by an eastbound lane reduction… Continue reading Construction notice: Lane reductions to Macdonell Street and Wellington Street


Ellis Creek Park construction

September 28, 2017

September 28, 2017 In late June, the City of Guelph started the development and construction of Ellis Creek Park, located at 59 Westra Drive. The construction project includes the installation of playground equipment, asphalt and concrete pathways, shade features, seating areas, tree planting and naturalized plantings. During construction, there will be periodic closures of the existing trail. Residents are not permitted inside the construction fencing that marks the active construction zone. Once the fencing is removed, the entire park space will be accessible to the public. The work is being done by Euro Landscape Construction and Grounds Inc. and is expected to be completed by mid to late October 2017, weather depending. The project was originally expected to be done by September 30. However, unexpected… Continue reading Ellis Creek Park construction


Construction notice: Thorp Street closed for road work starting September 27

September 22, 2017

Thorp Street at Woolwich Street Road work begins September 27 Thorp Street will be closed for asphalt restoration work east of Woolwich Street. Road work is expected to start on or about Wednesday, September 27 at 7 a.m. The Road is expected to open later the same afternoon, weather permitting. Property access and parking Parking pass holders for the River Run Centre and the Wellington Catholic District School Board (WCDSB) will be asked to utilize on-street parking for the day. Construction activities and equipment movement may temporarily impact access to private property and delays should be expected. The City appreciates your patience, understanding and co-operation during this important construction project. Any available updates will be posted on guelph.ca/construction. For more information Yanick Beaudin, Public Works Supervisor… Continue reading Construction notice: Thorp Street closed for road work starting September 27


Norwich Street pedestrian bridge improvements ready for public review

September 21, 2017

Guelph, Ont., September 21, 2017—The City of Guelph has issued the Notice of Completion for the Norwich Street pedestrian bridge Schedule ‘B’ Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) today, and released the study documents for public review. The EA recommendations for the Norwich Street pedestrian bridge are to install a new crossing over the Speed River within the existing trusses. This alternative gives the City the greatest opportunity to improve safety for pedestrians, while also maintaining some of the key architectural features of the 134-year-old bridge. The estimated cost to upgrade the pedestrian bridge is approximately $900,000. Funding for both the design and construction of the project has already been identified in the City’s capital budget forecast. Final 2018 budget approvals will made by Council during… Continue reading Norwich Street pedestrian bridge improvements ready for public review


Norwich Street Pedestrian Bridge: Notice of study completion

September 21, 2017

Municipal Class Environmental Assessment, Schedule B Environmental Study The Study The City of Guelph has completed a Class Environmental Assessment study (EA) for evaluating alternatives to address the deteriorating condition of the Norwich Street pedestrian bridge. The bridge sits over the Speed River on the former Norwich Street between Cardigan Street and Arthur Street North. The approximate extent of the study area is shown on the map. The Process The EA was conducted as a Schedule B Project in accordance with the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment, an approved process under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act. As part of the study, public information centres—or open houses—were held in September 2016 and May 2017. These public sessions presented background information on the study to the community, and… Continue reading Norwich Street Pedestrian Bridge: Notice of study completion


Construction notice: Edinburgh Road North sewer pipe construction

September 13, 2017

South east corner of Speedvale Avenue West at Edinburgh Road North About the project The City is working with Drexler Construction to install a sewer pipe to 146 Speedvale Avenue West, located at the intersection of Speedvale Avenue and Edinburgh Road North. All work will take place on City property. Construction begins September 21 Construction is expected to begin on or about September 21 and take approximately one week, weather permitting. Lane Reduction There will be a lane reduction on Edinburgh Road North south of Speedvale Avenue West, in front of the property at 146 Speedvale Avenue West. Traffic will be maintained in both directions at all times. Property and access Every effort will be made to maintain access to driveways in the construction area… Continue reading Construction notice: Edinburgh Road North sewer pipe construction


Notice of open house: York Trunk Sewer and Paisley-Clythe Feeder Main Project

September 12, 2017

Waterworks Place to Victoria Road The City of Guelph is hosting an open house to present 2017-2018 construction plans for the York Trunk Sewer and Paisley-Clythe Feeder Main project. Work in this phase will take place between Boult Avenue and Victoria Road, through Florence Lane between Hays Avenue and Victoria Road, including work along the recreational trails, and a complete reconstruction of Brockville Avenue. Tuesday, October 3, 2017 5:00–7:30 p.m. Guelph Little Theatre, B. Slater Hall 176 Morris Street, Guelph Why come to the open house? This is your opportunity to view project information, including maps and schedules, and to ask questions about traffic impacts and access to properties including: The closure of the Royal Recreation Trail in Eramosa River Park from Waterworks Place to… Continue reading Notice of open house: York Trunk Sewer and Paisley-Clythe Feeder Main Project


Construction notice: Downey Road traffic-calming construction starts September 12

September 11, 2017

Teal Drive to Niska Road Traffic calming measures The City of Guelph is installing traffic-calming infrastructure on Downey Road to address concerns from local residents about traffic speeds and community safety. Construction on Downey Road begins September 12 Construction is intended to start on or about the week of September 12 and is expected to take four to six weeks to complete. Lane reductions coming to east and westbound traffic Traffic will be maintained via one lane in each direction throughout the duration of construction with flagging operations as necessary.  Any flagging will be maintained to off-peak hours as much as possible. Pedestrian and parking access Pedestrian access will be unaffected during the construction. Every effort will be made to maintain access to driveways in… Continue reading Construction notice: Downey Road traffic-calming construction starts September 12


UPDATE Construction notice: Wilson Street reconstruction – Phase 2

September 11, 2017

Northumberland Street to Macdonell Street Update, September 11, 2017 Wilson Street parking lot open The Wilson Street parking lot is now open. The parking lot is accessible from Carden Street. Pedestrian access restricted along Wilson Street During the construction along Wilson Street, contractors will be connecting the existing properties to the new water and sewer services on the street. This work will involve closing small sections of the sidewalk in front of businesses over the next two weeks.  Each short-term closure will last about one day. Access to Wilson Street businesses on either side of the temporary closure will remain open.  Pedestrians will be detoured around the construction site to access businesses. Macdonell Street lane reductions start September 25 Construction along Macdonell Street will begin… Continue reading UPDATE Construction notice: Wilson Street reconstruction – Phase 2


Construction notice: Park Lane and Chapel Lane paving starts September 19

September 8, 2017

Park Lane and Chapel Lane at the Wyndham Street parking lot Road work begins September 19 Chapel Lane and Park Lane will be closed for construction for surface improvements. Rough areas have been marked off and road work is expected to begin Tuesday, September 19 for about three days, weather permitting. Property access and parking The entrance and access to Park Lane and Chapel Lane will be closed starting September 19 and will be open to pedestrian traffic later that evening, weather permitting. All asphalt repairs will be completed by September 21. All effected parking will be moved to the Baker Street parking lot via the main Baker Street entrance only. The following restrictions will be in effect for property access and parking: Businesses with… Continue reading Construction notice: Park Lane and Chapel Lane paving starts September 19


Construction notice: Durham Street sewer pipe construction

September 5, 2017

Yorkshire Street North to Glasgow Street North About the project The City is working with Drexler Construction to undertake a repair to the sewer pipe at 93 Durham Street. All work will take place on City property. Construction to Durham Street begins September 11 Construction is expected to begin on or about Monday, September 11 and take approximately one week, weather permitting. Road Closure A portion of Durham Street will be closed between Yorkshire Street North and Glasgow Street North, at house number 93. Local access to either side of Durham Street will be maintained west of the closure via Yorkshire Street North and east of the closure via Glasgow Street North. Property and access Every effort will be made to maintain access to driveways… Continue reading Construction notice: Durham Street sewer pipe construction