Starwood Road to Watson Parkway North
The sidewalk on Eastview Road between Watson Parkway and Summit Ridge Drive (170 metres) was identified for completion and inclusion in City’s active transportation network by the Sidewalk Needs Assessment and Active Transportation Network studies (2016) respectively. This segment connects two ends of the proposed active transportation network.
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 in July
Sidewalk work on the north side of Eastview Road, between Starwood Drive and Summit Ridge Drive, is expected to start in early to mid-July. There are no road closure impacts associated with this part of the work.
Underground infrastructure and multi-use path work is expected to begin in August. Eastview Drive will be closed to all traffic between Summit Ridge Drive and Watston Parkway North for the duration of this work, approximately four months.
Further work to finalize utility pole relocations and minor changes to the multi-use path is planned for 2018.
Up to 162 trees will be removed to accommodate the path. The City is working to minimize the number of trees being removed. The location of the path is restricted by adjacent significant wildlife habitat which limits the route the path can take, and impacts the trees that will need to be removed. Tree removal will be completed before bird nesting season begins. Trees will be replaced through a tree management plan in coordination with the Pollinator Park.
All construction notices, including timing updates and traffic changes, will be posted at guelph.ca/construction and in the Latest updates section below.
The City hosts open houses to provide detailed project information to interested stakeholders. Open houses notices are posted in the Latest updates section below. Open house materials will be available online following the event.
The City of Guelph appreciates your patience and understanding as we complete this important infrastructure project.