150 Wellington Street

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About the project

The City is undertaking construction on Wellington Street from Macdonell Street to Neeve Street. The purpose of the construction is to relocate sanitary sewer and watermain infrastructure from the site at 150 Wellington Street East to under the roadway on Wellington Street south of Macdonell Street. In addition, the work will include the replacement of the storm sewer, curb, gutter, sidewalk and road way.

The existing sanitary sewer and watermain are on the old Surrey Street right of way, which currently lies under the site at 150 Wellington Street East. The relocation of the utilities will allow the underground infrastructure to be ready to accommodate any development that may be approved for the site in the future.

The cost for the relocation of the sanitary sewer and watermain will be paid by the current property owner, the Tricar Group. Although this payment arrangement is not standard practice, Tricar has offered to cover the relocation costs in anticipation of the remediation work and site condition assessment that will be required if Tricar is to be successful in obtaining approval to develop residential units on the site.

The work on the City’s infrastructure is required regardless of what will be planned, approved and developed on the site itself.

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Public participation

An open house about the project was held on:.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013
5-7 p.m.
City Hall, Galleria
1 Carden Street

Construction timelines

It is anticipated that construction will start on October 21 and be completed by December 2013, weather permitting.

Traffic impacts

During the installation of the underground services, traffic on Wellington Street will be reduced to one lane in each direction.  There will also be a night time closure of the Woolwich/Macdonell Street intersection for the connection of the sanitary sewer. A construction notice with the closure dates will be provided once the exact dates are determined.

Transit impacts

As a result of the construction taking place on Wellington Street East, Several Guelph Transit routes will be detoured when travelling to and from Guelph Central Station, and several platform locations will be temporarily changed. All bus stops will remain in service, with the exception of the Community Bus North bus stop at the Bank of Montreal.View complete Guelph Transit detour details.

Service interruptions

Every effort will be made to maintain water service to individual properties during the reconstruction. However, there will be a short term water shutdown in the Neeve/Wellington area to allow the connection of the new watermain to the existing watermain. Advance written notice will be provided prior to any planned service interruption.

Planning application

An application from the Tricar Group for a zoning by-law amendment was received by the City on June 28, 2013 for the property at 150 Wellington Street East to permit an 18 storey mixed use building, consisting of 165 residential units and ground level commercial space. The application was brought forward to a Public Meeting at City Council on September 9, 2013.

For more information

Andrew Janes
Interim Manager, Infrastructure Planning, Design and Construction
Engineering Services
519-822-1260 extension 2338