Category Archives: Construction

Construction notice: Paisley Feedermain construction starts July 23

July 12, 2018

Waterloo Avenue and Silvercreek Parkway Update July 12: Waterloo Avenue at Silvercreek Parkway will be closed starting July 23. Update June 28: Waterloo Avenue at Silvercreek Parkway will be closed for two weeks starting July 16 while installation of the watermain crosses the roadway. 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… Continue reading Construction notice: Paisley Feedermain construction starts July 23


Construction notice: Raglan Street traffic signs changed to improve traffic

July 11, 2018

At Omar Street About the project The City has changed traffic signs on Raglan Street at Omar Street to improve traffic flow in the community. All yield signs have been removed on Raglan Street between Edinburgh Road North and Alma Street. In the same area, two stops signs have been installed on Raglan Street and one on Omar Street. Map of area For more information Steve Anderson, Supervisor, Traffic Engineering Engineering and Capital Infrastructure Services 519-822-1260 extension 2037 steve.anderson@guelph.ca


UPDATE: Construction notice: York trunk sewer work continues

July 6, 2018

Update: Microtunnelling work is expected to start July 9. Eramosa River Park, Florence Lane and Brockville Avenue The York Trunk Sewer and Paisley-Clythe Feedermain Project is a multi-phased project to expand Guelph’s water distribution infrastructure and install a new trunk sanitary sewer link from the west to the east side of the city. Work in this phase will take place between Boult Avenue and Victoria Road, including work along the recreational trails, and a complete reconstruction of Brockville Avenue. This next construction stage will include 265 metres of 1200mm diameter sanitary sewer installation using microtunnelling technology along Florence Lane between Lawrence Avenue and Hayes Avenue. Construction to begin middle of June While work on this project has begun, work along Florence Lane is expected to… Continue reading UPDATE: Construction notice: York trunk sewer work continues


Construction notice: Delhi Street and Speedvale Avenue intersection closed starting July 5

July 4, 2018

North side of Delhi Street at Speedvale Avenue East About the project Hydro crews are working on the underground installation on Speedvale Avenue East as part of the ongoing reconstruction project.  As part of the work, they must excavate Delhi Street at the Speedvale intersection, on the north side. During that work, Delhi Street will be closed at the intersection. Construction starts July 5 Construction on Delhi Street is expected to begin on or about July 5 for two days, weather permitting. Delhi Street closed at Speedvale Avenue East The north side of Delhi Street at Speedvale Avenue East will be closed in both directions. Guelph Transit Guelph Transit route 12 will be temporarily detoured during construction. Visit guelphtransit.ca for information about stop changes and… Continue reading Construction notice: Delhi Street and Speedvale Avenue intersection closed starting July 5


Construction notice: Elizabeth Street curb repairs start July 9

July 3, 2018

Victoria Road South to Industrial Street About the project The City is working with Capital Paving Inc. to remove and repair concrete curbs on Elizabeth Street, where needed, prior to paving. All work will take place on City property. Construction begins July 9 Construction is expected to start on or about Monday, July 9 and continue for approximately one week, weather permitting. Overnight paving work will follow curb repair work. A separate notice will be provided when this work is scheduled. Lane reductions There will be a lane reduction on Elizabeth Street, however, two-way traffic will be maintained. Map of construction area Property and business access All businesses in the construction area remain open and accessible throughout construction. Every effort will be made to maintain… Continue reading Construction notice: Elizabeth Street curb repairs start July 9


Construction notice: Delhi Street parking restrictions start July 3

July 3, 2018

Speedvale Avenue East to the west side of Riverview Drive About the project Guelph Hydro crews are working on hydro lines on Speedvale Avenue East in early July as a part of the Speedvale Avenue reconstruction project. A detour around the closure is required. Parking restrictions on Delhi Street begin July 3 There will be no on-street parking available on the west side of Delhi Street between Speedvale Avenue East and Riverview Drive starting on July 3, weather permitting.  Parking on the east side of Delhi Street will remain the same. The work is expected to impact parking until fall 2019. Guelph Transit detour begins June 26 Guelph Transit route 12 will be detoured throughout the project. For more information, visit guelphtransit.ca. Map of construction area… Continue reading Construction notice: Delhi Street parking restrictions start July 3


Construction notice: Eramosa Road closed for construction starting July 9

July 3, 2018

Speedvale Avenue East to Brant Avenue About the project Kieswetter Excavating will be making water main and sewer connections to the City’s infrastructure as part of the Nima Trails Development. Construction on Eramosa Road begins July 9 Work is expected to begin on Monday, July 9 and take about three weeks to complete, weather permitting. Traffic on Eramosa Road will be detoured During construction, traffic will be detoured via Speedvale Avenue East and Watson Parkway North.  Detour and information signs will be posted. Pedestrian access will be closed at Brant Avenue and Speedvale Avenue East The City sidewalk will be closed at the intersection of Brant Avenue and Speedvale Avenue East. Property and business access and parking All businesses in the construction area remain open… Continue reading Construction notice: Eramosa Road closed for construction starting July 9


Upgrades coming to a playground near you

July 3, 2018

Ten playgrounds across the city will be upgraded this year.  Each playground will be closed during construction Continue reading Upgrades coming to a playground near you


Water main break on Speedvale Avenue East being repaired today

June 29, 2018

Road closed between Delhi Steet and Metcalfe Street Update, June 30, 2018: the water main has been repaired and the road has reopened. Guelph, Ont., June 29, 2018—A water main break occurred at 243 Speedvale Avenue east between Metcalfe and Delhi around 3 p.m. today. Crews are on site repairing the break now and expect to be done later tonight or early in the morning, as long as there are no added complications. The City has notified local residents about the break. Significant water  has surfaced in the roadway causing asphalt heaving and road flooding. People living and working in the area may notice disruptions in water service and changes in water pressure. Traffic and transit impacts Speedvale Avenue East is closed to all traffic… Continue reading Water main break on Speedvale Avenue East being repaired today


Construction notice: Willow Road paving starts July 9

June 28, 2018

Applewood Crescent to Edinburgh Road North 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 July 9 Road work is expected to start on or about July 9 and continue for about four weeks, weather permitting. Lanes will be reduced during construction There will be a lane reduction with two-way traffic 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 and equipment movement may temporarily impact access to private property and delays… Continue reading Construction notice: Willow Road paving starts July 9


Construction notice: College Avenue East closed for construction starting July 9

June 28, 2018

College Avenue East at Lang Way (Powerhouse Lane) About the project Kieswetter Excavating will be carrying out road work for University of Guelph. Construction on College Avenue East starts July 9 Work is expected to begin on Monday, July 9 and take about one week to complete, weather permitting. Traffic on College Avenue East will be detoured During construction, traffic will be detoured via Gordon Street, Stone Road East and Victoria Road South. Detour and information signs will be posted. Pedestrian access The south side sidewalk on College Avenue East will be closed at the intersection of College Avenue East and Lang Way (Powerhouse Lane). Property and business access and parking All businesses in the construction area remain open throughout construction. Every effort will be… Continue reading Construction notice: College Avenue East closed for construction starting July 9


Construction notice: Arthur Street South closes July 9 for sewer installation

June 27, 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 pipes for new homes along Arthur Street South. Road closes July 9 Construction is expected to begin on or about Monday, July 9 and continue for approximately one week, weather permitting. Arthur Street South will be closed to through traffic between Elizabeth Street and Cross Street. Local access will be maintained. Pedestrian access Pedestrian sidewalk access will be maintained. 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… Continue reading Construction notice: Arthur Street South closes July 9 for sewer installation


Construction notice: Stone Road/Gordon Street intersection traffic signal work starts July 16

June 27, 2018

The City is working with TM3 Inc. to install new underground traffic signal infrastructure in the Stone Road/Gordon Street intersection. Work begins July 16 Road work is expected to start on or about Monday, July 16 and continue for about four weeks. The duration of work may need to be extended due to weather. 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. Delays should be expected. Pedestrian and property access Pedestrian sidewalk access will be maintained, however delays should be expected… Continue reading Construction notice: Stone Road/Gordon Street intersection traffic signal work starts July 16


Metrolinx overnight work near Silvercreek Parkway crossing July 20-23

June 27, 2018

Guelph Track Improvements: Imperial Road to Edinburgh Road Metrolinx has begun a multi-year construction program to expand and improve service on GO Transit’s Kitchener line. Improving GO service means upgrading existing infrastructure to increase speeds and ensure the safety of trains travelling through the Guelph Subdivision. The first phase of work, which started in April, is still underway. You have probably noticed that we are clearing vegetation from the corridor and installing and upgrading fencing. The next phase and what it means for you While we do our best to complete track maintenance during the day, on occasion we require some overnight work, to be completed while rail traffic is lighter. Weather permitting; the next phase requires overnight work to be conducted near the Silvercreek… Continue reading Metrolinx overnight work near Silvercreek Parkway crossing July 20-23


Construction notice: East Parkade lighting upgrade and stairwell repair begins July 3

June 27, 2018

About the project Scheduled lighting upgrade work on all levels including the roof of the East Parkade will begin on July 3, 2018. The lighting upgrade will replace the existing lighting with high-efficiency LED lighting on all levels of the parkade. The City will also install new exit signage. The new LED lighting provides brighter, cleaner light quality, further extending the City’s commitment to finding environmentally friendly solutions as we renovate City facilities. Crews will also be repairing two of the parkade’s stairwells which will require the full closure of each stairwell, beginning with the North West stairwell. Only one stairwell will be closed at a time. It is expected that the work will be completed by late summer 2018. Work to begin July 3… Continue reading Construction notice: East Parkade lighting upgrade and stairwell repair begins July 3


Construction notice: Duke and Arthur streets closed starting July 9

June 27, 2018

Arthur Street sanitary trunk sewer and road construction The City is working with Sousa Concrete to upgrade underground water and sewer pipes on Arthur Street from Alice Street to approximately 200 metres north of Cross Street, and on Duke Street from Elizabeth Street to south of the existing rail crossing. This work is part of the Arthur Street sanitary trunk sewer project. Construction work includes the installation of sanitary and storm sewer pipes, water pipes, curbs, sidewalks, driveway aprons and road paving. Construction starts July 9 Work on Duke Street is expected to start the week of July 9 and will take one month to complete, weather permitting. Work will take place between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday to Friday, and over one weekend… Continue reading Construction notice: Duke and Arthur streets closed starting July 9


Guelph police headquarters: June 2018 construction update

June 25, 2018

The renovation and expansion of Guelph Police Service’s headquarters is underway. Here is a summary of the work completed in June 2018. Progress to date East wing Ceramic flooring work complete Ceiling complete Men’s washroom and shower partition complete Rooftop HVAC unit installed Washroom fixtures 80 per cent complete Wood door installation, including hardware, 80 per cent complete Sheet vinyl flooring 75 per cent complete Painting 60 per cent complete Exterior wall finish (cladding) 60 per cent complete Front entrance flooring poured and sidewalk complete West wing Roof on new addition complete Exterior brickwork complete Lower windows installed Detention cell doors and frames installed Generator frame complete and generator installed Curtainwall frames (non-structural outer covering of a building for weather protection) 25 per cent complete… Continue reading Guelph police headquarters: June 2018 construction update


Construction notice: New pedestrian crosswalk to be installed on Grange Road starting July 30

June 22, 2018

Auden Road and Schroder Crescent About the project The City is working with TM3 Inc. to install a new pedestrian crosswalk on the west side of the Grange Road and Auden Road/Schroder Crescent intersection. The new crosswalk will include: Ladder style crosswalk pavement markings Shark’s teeth yield lines “Stop for pedestrians” signs Flashing lights Overhead pedestrian crossing traffic signs New crosswalk to be installed July 30 Installation is expected to start July 30, and will continue for approximately three weeks, weather permitting. Lane reductions and detours Traffic will be maintained in both directions, however, there will be lane reductions and delays should be expected. Pedestrian access Pedestrian sidewalk access will be maintained throughout the working area at all times.Map of construction area Map of construction… Continue reading Construction notice: New pedestrian crosswalk to be installed on Grange Road starting July 30


Construction notice: New pedestrian crosswalk to be installed on Grange Road starting August 1

June 22, 2018

Grange Road at Kearney Street About the project The City is working with TM3 Inc. to install a new pedestrian crosswalk on the east side of the intersection of Grange Road at Kearney Street. The new crosswalk includes: Ladder style crosswalk pavement markings Shark’s teeth yield lines “Stop for pedestrians” traffic signs Flashing lights Overhead pedestrian crossing traffic signs New crosswalk to be installed August 1 Installation is expected to start August 1, and will continue for approximately three weeks, weather permitting. Lane reductions and detours Traffic will be maintained in both directions, however, there will be lane reductions and delays should be expected. Pedestrian access Pedestrian sidewalk access will be maintained throughout the working area at all times. Map of construction area The City… Continue reading Construction notice: New pedestrian crosswalk to be installed on Grange Road starting August 1


Construction notice: New pedestrian crosswalk to be installed on Waterloo Avenue starting August 7

June 22, 2018

Waterloo Avenue west of Beachwood Avenue About the project The City is working with TM3 Inc. to install a new pedestrian crosswalk on Waterloo Avenue, west of Beachwood Avenue. The new crosswalk includes: Ladder style crosswalk pavement markings Shark’s teeth yield lines “Stop for pedestrians” traffic signs Flashing lights Overhead pedestrian crossing traffic signs New crosswalk to be installed August 7 Installation is expected to start on or about Wednesday, August 7, and will continue for approximately three weeks, weather permitting. Lane reductions and detours Traffic will be maintained in both directions, however, there will be lane reductions and delays should be expected. Pedestrian access Pedestrian sidewalk access will be maintained throughout the working area at all times. Map of construction area The City appreciates… Continue reading Construction notice: New pedestrian crosswalk to be installed on Waterloo Avenue starting August 7


Construction notice: New pedestrian crosswalk to be installed on Woodlawn Road East

June 22, 2018

Woodlawn Road at Atto Drive About the project The City is working with TM3 Inc. to install a new pedestrian crossover on the east side of the intersection at Woodlawn road and Atto Drive. The new pedestrian crossover will include: Ladder style crosswalk pavement markings Shark’s teeth yield lines “Stop for pedestrians” signs New crosswalk to be installed August 10 Installation of the new crosswalk is expected to start around August 10 and will continue for approximately three weeks, weather permitting. There will be no lane reductions or detours Traffic will be maintained in both directions, however, there will be lane reductions and delays should be expected. Pedestrian access Pedestrian sidewalk access will be maintained throughout the working area at all times. Map of construction… Continue reading Construction notice: New pedestrian crosswalk to be installed on Woodlawn Road East


Construction notice: New pedestrian crosswalk to be installed on Ironwood Road starting August 3

June 21, 2018

East of Reid Court About the project The City is working with TM3 Inc. to install a new mid-block pedestrian crosswalk at Ironwood Road, just east of Reid Court. The new pedestrian crosswalk will include: Ladder style crosswalk pavement markings Shark’s teeth yield lines “Stop for pedestrians” signs New crosswalk to be installed August 3 Installation of the new crosswalk is expected to start around August 3 and will continue for approximately three weeks, weather permitting. Lane reductions and detours Traffic will be maintained in both directions, however, there will be lane reductions and delays should be expected. Pedestrian access Pedestrian sidewalk access will be maintained throughout the working area at all times. Map of construction area The City appreciates your patience, understanding and co-operation… Continue reading Construction notice: New pedestrian crosswalk to be installed on Ironwood Road starting August 3


Construction notice: Traffic signals replacement at Woolwich and Powell Streets start July 1

June 21, 2018

Intersection of Woolwich Street and Powell Street About the project The City is working with TM3 Inc. Electrical Contractors to undertake infrastructure work on behalf of the City of Guelph. The contractor will be closing the east and west approaches on Powell Street at the Woolwich Street intersection to all traffic to remove the traffic signal equipment. The contractor will then install new traffic signals. Traffic signal replacement stars July 1 Traffic signal replacement will start at or around July 1, 2018, and is scheduled to last four to five weeks, weather permitting. Lane reductions and detours Vehicle and bicycle traffic will not be permitted at the Powell Street entrances of the intersection. Traffic will continue to have access on Woolwich Street throughout construction. Pedestrian… Continue reading Construction notice: Traffic signals replacement at Woolwich and Powell Streets start July 1


Construction notice: Wilson Street sidewalk closed for retaining wall repair

June 20, 2018

Carden Street to Gordon Street About the project The City is working to assess a retaining wall on Wilson Street that has cracked. The sidewalk on Wilson Street will be closed starting June 19 The sidewalk on Wilson Street from Carden Street to Gordon Street will be closed until the retaining wall is assessed and pedestrian safety is assured. There is no timeline at this point for the sidewalk to reopen. Pedestrian access Pedestrian access is not permitted. Pedestrians should go around the closure using Norfolk Street or Wyndham Street. Map of construction area 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 Jeet Joginder, Manager, Complex Capital Projects Facilities Management… Continue reading Construction notice: Wilson Street sidewalk closed for retaining wall repair


Evergreen seniors facility to close for six weeks

June 18, 2018

Parking lot and sidewalk repairs begin July 2 Guelph, Ont., June 18, 2018 – Starting July 2, the City of Guelph will begin repairs of the parking lot and sidewalk at the Evergreen Seniors Community Centre, located at 683 Woolwich Street. The work includes: Parking lot repairs and repaving Sidewalk replacement Lighting installation Garage waterproofing repairs As a result of this work, the parking lot and facility will close to the public for about six weeks. The Evergreen Restaurant will also temporarily close as of June 28 at 1 p.m. During the facility closure, the City will do general maintenance work such as cleaning, painting and minor repairs. Pedestrian and vehicular access to Riverside Residences on the Park will be maintained throughout the project and… Continue reading Evergreen seniors facility to close for six weeks


Construction notice: Wellington Street paving Gordon to McCrae begins June 27

June 15, 2018

McCrae Boulevard to Gordon Street 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 June 27 Road work is expected to start on or about Wednesday, June 27 and continue for approximately two weeks. There will be overnight paving work following the concrete work. All dates are weather permitting. Lane reductions There will be a lane reduction, however, two-way traffic will be maintained for the duration of the work. Map of construction area 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… Continue reading Construction notice: Wellington Street paving Gordon to McCrae begins June 27


Construction notice: Wellington Street paving Imperial to City limits starts June 19

June 15, 2018

Imperial Road South to City limits 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. Paving begins June 19 Road work is expected to start on or about Wednesday, June 19 and continue for approximately two weeks, weather permitting. Lane reductions There will be a lane reduction, however, two-way traffic will be maintained for the duration of the work. Property and business access All businesses will 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… Continue reading Construction notice: Wellington Street paving Imperial to City limits starts June 19


Construction notice: Parking lot repaving/sidewalk repairs

June 15, 2018

June 15, 2018 Starting July 2, the City of Guelph will begin scheduled repairs of the parking lot and sidewalk at the Evergreen Seniors Community Centre, located at 683 Woolwich Street. The work will include: Parking lot repairs and repaving Sidewalk replacement Lighting installation Garage waterproofing repairs During construction, the parking lot and facility, including Evergreen Restaurant, will be closed to the public. Please note: The Evergreen Restaurant will close on June 28 at 1 p.m. Pedestrian and vehicular access to Riverside Residences on the Park will be maintained throughout the project and will be marked by signage. Riverside Park users are reminded to access the park via the entrance off Woolwich Street and exit using Marilyn Drive. The public is not permitted inside the construction… Continue reading Construction notice: Parking lot repaving/sidewalk repairs


Traffic notice: New pedestrian signal at Scottsdale Drive

June 12, 2018

Between Janefield Avenue and Wilsonview Avenue About the project The City is working with TM3 Inc. to install a new pedestrian signal on Scottsdale Drive between Janefield Avenue and Wilsonview Avenue, behind the Stone Road Mall. Installation to occur June 21 Installation is expected to start on or about Monday, June 21 and will continue for approximately three weeks, weather permitting. The contractor expected to activate the new signal no later than Friday, August 31. Lane reductions and detours Traffic will be maintained in both directions; however, there will be lane reductions and delays should be expected. Pedestrian access Pedestrian sidewalk access will be maintained throughout the working area at all times. City services There will be no interruption to any City services during construction.… Continue reading Traffic notice: New pedestrian signal at Scottsdale Drive


Traffic notice: New pedestrian signal on Watson Parkway North

June 12, 2018

At Fleming Road About the project The City is undertaking The City is working with TM3 Inc. to install a new intersection pedestrian signal on the north leg of the intersection of Watson Parkway North at Fleming Road. Installation to occur on June 18 Installation is expected to start on or about Monday, June 18, and will continue for approximately three weeks, weather permitting. The contractor is expected to activate the new signal no later than Friday, August 31. Lane reductions and detours Traffic will be maintained in both directions; however, there will be lane reductions and delays should be expected. Pedestrian access Pedestrian sidewalk access will be maintained throughout the working area at all times. City services There will be no interruption to any… Continue reading Traffic notice: New pedestrian signal on Watson Parkway North


Traffic notice: Lawrence Avenue traffic pattern change

June 6, 2018

At Florence Lane About the project The City has changed traffic signs on Lawrence Avenue at Florence Lane to improve traffic flow in and out of the Eramosa River Park parking lot. Stop signs have been installed on Lawrence Avenue at Florence Lane in both directions. The yield sign on Florence Lane at Lawrence Avenue has been removed. Map of area For more information Steve Anderson, Supervisor, Traffic Engineering Engineering and Capital Infrastructure Services 519-822-1260 extension 2037 steve.anderson@guelph.ca


Construction notice: Eramosa, Glenhill water main replacement

June 4, 2018

The City is replacing and upgrading a major watermain on Eramosa Road and Glenhill Place. Continue reading Construction notice: Eramosa, Glenhill water main replacement


Sinkhole repair underway on Paisley Road

May 29, 2018

Paisley Road closed between Sleeman Avenue and Silvercreek Parkway Guelph, Ont., May 29, 2018—A sinkhole on Paisley Road just west of Sleeman Avenue was reported to City staff early this morning. No accidents or injuries have occurred. A broken storm drain has been identified as the cause. Repairs to the drain will continue this evening and asphalt repairs will take place tomorrow morning, May 30. Traffic, pedestrian and transit impacts Paisley Road is closed between Sleeman Avenue and Silvercreek Parkway. Local traffic will have access this evening. Both sidewalks remain open. Guelph Transit route 10 and the Community Bus are on detour. Visit guelphtransit.ca for more information. The City will provide updates at guelph.ca and on Facebook (facebook.com/cityofguelph) and Twitter (twitter.com/cityofguelph) should anything change, or… Continue reading Sinkhole repair underway on Paisley Road


Guelph police headquarters: May 2018 construction update

May 28, 2018

The renovation and expansion of Guelph Police Service’s headquarters is underway. Here is a summary of the work completed in May 2018. Progress to date East wing Ceramic floor finishes and wall tiling are 90 per cent complete Lighting and ceiling in community room complete. Existing stucco removed from about 30 per cent of the existing building Steel frame for roof top unit is complete Mill work is happening on site for built in cabinets, counter tops, shelves, etc. Heating lines for the front entrance flooring installed West wing Finishes to existing roof complete Membrane on new roof installed and sealed South wall block exterior complete West wall block exterior 75 per cent complete Looking ahead to June East wing Sheet vinyl flooring installation will… Continue reading Guelph police headquarters: May 2018 construction update


Water main break at 28 Waterloo Avenue being repaired today

May 24, 2018

Road closure between Dublin and Glasgow Street Guelph, Ont., May 24, 2018—A water main break occurred at 28 Waterloo Avenue around noon today. Crews are on site repairing the break now and expect to be done later tonight, as long as there are no added complications. The City has notified local residents about the break. Some water is pooling on the street and neighbouring yards. People living and working in the area may notice disruptions in water service and changes in water pressure. Traffic and transit impacts Waterloo Avenue is closed to all traffic between Dublin Street and Glasgow Street  until the water main is repaired. Guelph Transit route 9 is being detoured around the area until further notice. Visit guelphtransit.ca for more information. Drivers… Continue reading Water main break at 28 Waterloo Avenue being repaired today


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


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: 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 at the end of July, 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


Downtown parking options

May 2, 2018

City staff is working hard to make sure people have places to park when visiting or doing business in the downtown. 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 (non-structural outer covering of a building for weather protection) is 70 per cent complete Secure entryway masonry and mechanical system… Continue reading Guelph police headquarters: April 2018 construction update


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


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


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


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