Public Notice

Dawson Road closed at Willow Road from September 8 to 15

Willow Road remains open in both directions with lane reductions

About the project

The City is completing construction work at the intersection of Dawson Road and Willow Road beginning September 8, 2015. This work is part of the Willow Road reconstruction project to replace the existing water main on Willow between Edinburgh Road and Applewood Crescent.

Map showing affected section of Dawson Road at Willow Road

Construction timing

Work in the Dawson and Willow intersection will start September 8, 2015 and take about one week to complete, weather permitting.

The Willow Road reconstruction project began in July. Project completion is expected by late December.

Traffic detour and property access

Motorists are asked to follow marked detours while access to Dawson is closed at Willow. Access to properties along Dawson will be maintained via Speedvale Avenue.

One lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction on Willow Road for the duration of the Willow Road reconstruction project.

Transit detour

There will be a detour in place for Guelph Transit route 11. A temporary stop will be added at the northwest corner of the Dawson Road Medical Clinic on Speedvale at Dawson. Visit guelph.ca/transit for more details on transit detours.

The City of Guelph appreciates your patience, understanding and co-operation during this important construction project. Project details and updates are available on the City’s website at guelph.ca/construction.

Alternate formats are available upon request in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005.

For more information

Majde Qaqish, P. Eng. Project Engineer
Engineering and Capital Infrastructure Services
1 Carden Street, Guelph N1H 3A1
519-822-1260 extension 2225
519-822-6194
majde.qaqish@guelph.ca

Surrey Street Reconstruction: Neeve Street to Wellington Street

About the project

Map showing affected section of Surrey Street - Neeve Street to Wellington StreetThe City of Guelph will be extending the Surrey Street cul-de-sac east of Neeve Street to connect to Wellington Street. This road reconstruction project includes the replacement of underground sewers and water mains, and the replacement of sidewalks on both sides of the street.

Construction occurs September to November

Construction is expected to start on September 14, 2015 and take approximately six weeks to complete.

Traffic impacts and detours

Surrey Street on-road parking will be restricted during construction.

Lane reductions on Wellington Street, near the intersection of Surrey and Wellington, are expected in both directions, while work is completed on the Wellington Street traffic island. Construction on the traffic island is tentatively scheduled to start on October 5, 2015, and take approximately three days to complete.

Property access

Access to private property and driveways will be maintained for the duration of the construction work.

Waste collection

Waste collection will be maintained during the reconstruction. On collection days when access is restricted by construction work, crews will move waste bins to an accessible location for collection. Please ensure addresses are clearly marked on bins so that they can be returned after collection.

The City of Guelph appreciates your patience, understanding and co-operation during this important construction project. Project details and updates are available on the City’s website at guelph.ca/construction.

For more information

Ken Mercer, Construction Inspector
Engineering and Capital Infrastructure Services
519-710-0043
ken.mercer@guelph.ca

Andrew Janes, P.Eng., Project Engineer Supervisor
Engineering and Capital Infrastructure Services
519-822-1260 extension 2338
andrew.janes@guelph.ca

Niska Road Class EA Public Information Centre: September 10, 2015

Notice of Public Information Centre #2
Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Study

Niska Road Improvements from the City Limits at the Speed River to the Downey Road Intersection

The study

niska

The City of Guelph (City) is undertaking a Class Environmental Assessment (EA) study to investigate opportunities for improvements to Niska Road from the City limits to Downey Road.

Segments of the roadway and the bridge over the Speed River are nearing the end of their useful life and require a solution to address their deterioration and increasing maintenance costs. In addition to reviewing several alternative solutions for the road, improvements to the Downey Road intersection, and impacts to the environment and community road safety issues, a range of alternative bridge solutions have been examined. The approximate extent of the Study Area is shown on the map.

The process

The Environmental Assessment is being conducted as a Schedule C Project in accordance with the “Municipal Class Environmental Assessment” (Municipal Engineers Association, October 2000, as amended in 2007 and 2011) which is an approved process under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act. The Class EA process includes public, stakeholder and review agency consultation; an evaluation of alternative solutions to address the problem; alternative design concepts for the preferred solution; an assessment of potential environmental effects of the proposed improvements; and identification of reasonable measures to mitigate any potential adverse impacts.

The first of two Public Information Centres (PIC) was held on November 27, 2014.  This PIC presented the study’s problem/opportunity statement, results of environmental and technical studies, the alternative solutions considered for the road and bridge, and the preliminary preferred solutions as determined by the study team.

Opportunity to participate

The second PIC will present the results of environmental studies completed to date, the alternative design concepts evaluated, and the preliminary preferred design concepts for all alternatives considered for improvements to the road, bridge and intersection.

Thursday, September 10, 2015 
5–7 p.m.
Kortright Presbyterian Church Gymnasium (this location is wheelchair accessible)
55 Devere Drive, Guelph

For more information

Further details, including the list of alternative solutions, can be found by visiting guelph.ca/niskaroad. If you have questions or comments, or would like to be added to the project mailing list, please contact one of our study team members.

Brad Hamilton, P. Eng.
City Project Engineer
City of Guelph
1 Carden Street
Guelph, ON N1H 3A1
519-822-1260 extension 2319
brad.hamilton@guelph.ca

Philip Rowe, C.E.T.
Consultant Project Manager
R. J. Burnside & Associates Limited
292 Speedvale Avenue West, Unit 20
Guelph, ON N1H 1C4
1-800-265-9662 extension 5915
philip.rowe@rjburnside.com

Information will be collected in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record and published with the final Environmental Study Report.

(This notice first issued August 27, 2015)

Construction Notice: Sewer installation at Woodlawn Road and Woolwich Street/Highway 6 North starts September 8

The project

This project is being undertaken by Greenfield Contracting under contract to the City of Guelph. The work will entail the removal of the pavement, the installation of an underground sanitary sewer main, and the restoration of the pavement once the main is installed and tested. All work will take place in the City right of way.

Construction is expected to start September 8, 2015 and continue for approximately two weeks, weather permitting.

Major traffic restrictions in effect

There will be lane reductions, through-road closures and turning restrictions as follows:

Map of restrictions September 8-9 and 18-25September 8–9 and 1825

  • No through access for eastbound Woodlawn Road traffic past Woolwich Street/Highway 6 North intersection (traffic must turn left onto Highway 6 North or right onto Woolwich Street)
  • No right (eastward) turn from Woolwich Street onto Woodlawn Road East
  • No left (eastward) turn from Highway 6 North onto Woodlawn Road East
  • No access to 777 Woodlawn Road East from Woodlawn road; plaza must be accessed from Woolwich Street

Map of restrictions September 10-17September 1017

  • No left turns in any direction at the Woodlawn Road and Woolwich Street/Highway 6 North intersection
  • Woolwich Street northbound traffic will end at the entrance to 777 Woolwich Street: there will be no right or left turn onto Woodlawn Road, no through access to Woodlawn via the plaza, and no through access to Highway 6 North
  • No through access or left turn for eastbound Woodlawn Road traffic past Woolwich Street/Highway 6 North intersection: traffic must turn right onto Woolwich Street
  • No access to 777 Woodlawn Road East from Woodlawn road, plaza entry and exit via Woolwich Street only
  • All businesses on Woolwich Street between Speedvale Avenue and Woodlawn Road are accessible from Woolwich Street (northbound and southbound)

Traffic detours

Note that increased volumes of traffic are expected along Woolwich Street and Speedvale Avenue. This may lead to long delays, especially at the Speedvale/Woolwich intersection. Please plan accordingly.

September 8–9 and 1825

  • Those accessing points east of Woolwich Street on Woodlawn Road East should travel eastward on Speedvale Avenue East to Victoria Road, turn left (north) onto Victoria Road, then turn left (west) onto Woodlawn Road East.
  • Those accessing the Canadian Tire/Staples plaza from Woolwich Street should travel north across Woodlawn Road onto Highway 6 North and use the plaza entrance on the right
  • Those accessing the plaza at 777 Woolwich Street must enter and exit the plaza from the Woolwich Street entrances. The Woodlawn Road entrance/exit will be closed.

September 10–17

  • Those accessing points north of Woodlawn Road on Highway 6 North should take Speedvale Avenue West to Silvercreek Parkway North, turn right (north) onto Silvercreek, then turn right (east) onto Wellington County Road 30 (Marden Road) and continue to Highway 6 North
  • Those continuing from the Hanlon Expressway to Highway 6 North should exit the Hanlon at Woodlawn Road West, travel east to Silvercreek Parkway, turn left (north) onto Silvercreek, then turn right (east) onto Wellington County Road 30 (Marden Road) and continue to Highway 6 North
  • Those accessing points east of Woolwich Street on Woodlawn Road East , including the Canadian Tire/Staples plaza , should take Speedvale Avenue eastward to Victoria Road, turn left onto Victoria Road and travel north to Woodlawn Rod, then travel west on Woodlawn Road East to destination
  • Those accessing the plaza at 777 Woolwich Street must enter and exit the plaza from the Woolwich Street entrances. The Woodlawn Road entrance/exit will be closed.
  • Those accessing the Smart Centre (Wal-mart etc.) or Home Depot should travel west on Speedvale Avenue West to Edinburgh Road North, turn right (north) onto Edinburgh, then turn right (east) Woodlawn Road West

Guelph Transit

Transit routes 2A/2B and 3A/3B will be detoured during the construction period. Visit guelphtransit.ca for information about stop changes and route detours.

City services

There will be no interruptions to any other City services throughout the construction period. Waste collection will not be impacted by the construction. If applicable, please continue to place your green blue and grey carts at the curb as per your regular schedule.

The City appreciates your patience, understanding and co-operation during this important construction project.

For more information

Grant Ferguson
Manager of Technical Services
Engineering Services
519-822-1260 extension 2251
grant.ferguson@guelph.ca

 

Construction Notice: 375 Southgate Drive – Cutten Place to Laird Road

About the project

This project is being undertaken by Greater Provincial Construction Inc. under contract to the City of Guelph. Work includes the removal of the road surface, the installation of water and sanitary pipes and the replacement of the road surface once all services have been installed, passed sampling tests, and are put into service. All work will take place on City property.

Construction timeline

Construction is expected to start on or about August 31 and continue for approximately one week, weather permitting.

Road closure

A local road closure will be in effect at this address for the duration of the work. Please follow the detour routes as posted.

Property access and parking

Map showing affected section of Southgate Drive - Cutten Place to Laird Road
Every effort will be made to maintain access to homes and driveways throughout construction during normal business hours (7 a.m. to 7 p.m.). Construction activities and equipment movement may temporarily impact some access to private property and delays should be expected.

Traffic movement will be as follows:

  1. Businesses from 15/17 Southgate Drive through to 400 Southgate Drive will enter and exit from the eastern Laird Road/Southgate Drive intersection.
  2. Businesses from 679 Southgate Drive through to 395 Southgate Drive will enter and exit from the western Laird Road/Southgate Drive intersection.

Transit impacts

Transit riders travelling to an address between 15 and 361 Southgate Drive will have to exit the bus at a temporary stop on Laird Road, west of intersection at Southgate Drive, and walk to their destination.

Transit riders travelling to an address between 395 and 679 Southgate drive will have service as far as Cutten Place (505 Southgate Drive) where the bus will turn around and return south on Southgate Drive.

City services

There will be no interruptions of any City services throughout the construction period. Waste collection will not be impacted by construction. If applicable, please continue to place your green blue and grey carts at the curb as per your regular schedule.

The City appreciates your patience, understanding and co-operation during this important construction project.

For more information

For more information about the 375 Southgate Drive project or if you require this document to be provided in an alternative format as per the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (2005), please contact:

Grant Ferguson
Manager of Technical Services
Engineering and Capital Infrastructure Services
Planning, Building, Engineering and Environment
1 Carden Street, Guelph ON N1H 3A1
519-822-1260 extension 2251
grant.ferguson@guelph.ca

Stevenson Street northbound lanes closed starting week of Aug 24

Three month closure on Stevenson from Elizabeth to Grange

About the project

Map showing affected section of Stevenson Street from Elizabeth to Grange with detour routeThe City is reconstructing Stevenson Street, from Elizabeth Street to Grange Street, as it replaces important underground sewer and water pipes. Final roadway reconstruction includes a lane reduction from four lanes to two, with the addition of on–road bicycle lanes and sidewalks, curbs and gutters. The addition of these bike lanes is a recommendation of the 2013 Cycling Master Plan and will provide a north-south connection between Elizabeth and Grange.

Construction begins week of August 24

Construction starts the week of August 24 and is expected to end in November, weather permitting.

Lane closures and detours

Northbound lanes on Stevenson Street will be closed throughout the construction period. Northbound traffic will be detoured onto Victoria Road and Grange Road.

During construction, southbound traffic on Stevenson Street will be reduced to one lane. Motorists travelling through the work area should expect delays.

Property access and inspections

Access to homes and businesses will be maintained by southbound travel during the reconstruction. When access to driveways is restricted, residents and businesses will be provided with notice and direction for parking on nearby streets.

OZA Inspections Ltd. may contact property owners in the area to arrange an interior/exterior inspection of homes and buildings. This inspection is a proactive measure to assess property condition ahead of the start of construction.

The City of Guelph appreciates your patience, understanding and co-operation during this important infrastructure renewal project. Construction information and updates are available on the City’s website at guelph.ca/construction.

Visit the Stevenson Street reconstruction project page for updates on construction.

The Cycling Master Plan is a 10-year strategy to make cycling easier, safer and more accessible in Guelph by building a connected network of on– and off–road bike facilities throughout Guelph. It is part of the City of Guelph’s efforts to support sustainable transportation, relieve traffic congestion, and make mobility accessible to all road users. Adding bike lanes will also help to make Stevenson a street that accommodates all road users, including public transit, cycling, pedestrians and vehicles.

For more information

Ike Umar, Project Manager
Engineering and Capital Infrastructure Services
519-822-1260 extension 2242
ike.umar@guelph.ca

Doug Wilson, Construction Inspector
Engineering and Capital Infrastructure Services
519-822-1260 extension 2292
doug.wilson@guelph.ca

Serge Bianchin, Contract Administrator
MMM Group Limited
519-743-8777 extension 2281
bianchins@mmm.ca

Construction Notice: 30 Wilbert Street – Elmira Road to east end

About the project

Map showing affected section of Wilbert Street from Elmira Road to east end

This project is being undertaken by Drexler Construction under contract to the City of Guelph. The work will entail:

1. Removal of the road surfaces,
2. Excavation and installation of underground sewer pipes,
3. Replacement of the asphalt surface, and
4. Line painting as required.

All work will be done within the City road allowance.

Construction timeline

Construction is expected to start on or about August 20 and continue for approximately one week, weather permitting.

Traffic impacts

There will be lane closures during normal business hours (Monday to Friday between the hours of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.) for the duration of the work. Traffic will be directed by a flag person or a temporary yield sign.

Property access and parking

The contractor will make every effort possible to provide access around the construction area but delays due to construction activities and equipment movement should be expected.

City services

Waste collection will not be impacted by the construction. If applicable, please continue to place your green, blue and grey carts at the curb as per your regular schedule.

The City appreciates your patience, understanding and co-operation during this important construction project.

For more information

For more information about the 30 Wilbert Street project or if you require this document to be provided in an alternative format as per the Accessibility for Ontarian’s with Disabilities Act, please contact:

Grant Ferguson
Manager of Technical Services
Engineering and Capital Infrastructure Services
Infrastructure, Development and Enterprise
1 Carden Street, Guelph ON N1H 3A1
519-822-1260 extension 2251
grant.ferguson@guelph.ca

Construction Notice: 1405 Gordon Street – Arkell Road to Heritage Drive

The project

Map showing affected section of Gordon Street between Arkell Road and Heritage Drive
This project is being undertaken by Drexler Construction under contract to the City of Guelph. The work will entail the removal of asphalt on Vaughan Street, the installation of water and sanitary sewer pipes, and repaving once all services have been installed, passed sampling tests and are put into service. Work includes sidewalk and curb lane closures at the intersection of Gordon Street and Vaughan Street.

Construction timeline

Construction is expected to start in August and continue for approximately three weeks, weather permitting.

Road closure

A local road closure will be in effect on Vaughan Street from Revell Drive to Gordon Street for the duration of the work. All residents living on Vaughan Street and Revell Drive should enter and exit Vaughan Street by way of Heritage Drive.

Property access and parking

There will be no impact on access to homes and driveways throughout the construction during normal business hours, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Construction activities and equipment movement may temporarily impact some access to private property and delays may be expected.

City services

There will be no interruption of City services throughout the construction period. Waste collection will not change. Please continue to place your green, blue and grey carts at the curb as per your regular schedule.

The City appreciates your patience, understanding and co-operation during this important construction project.

For more information

For more information about the project, or if you require this document to be provided in an alternative format as per the Accessibility for Ontarian’s with Disabilities Act, please contact:

Grant Ferguson
Manager of Technical Services
Engineering and Capital Infrastructure Services
Planning, Building, Engineering and Environment
1 Carden Street, Guelph ON N1H 3A1
519-822-1260 extension 2251
grant.ferguson@guelph.ca

Baker Street parking lot closed for repairs: August 16-23

UPDATE: Work on the Baker Street parking lot is complete and has reopened as of August 20, 2015

Guelph, ON, August 07, 2015 – The City of Guelph is repairing the Baker Street parking lot starting on Sunday, August 16. The work will take approximately one week to complete, subject to weather conditions.

The parking lot will be closed at 2 p.m. on Sunday, August 16, and is expected to be re-opened the morning of Sunday, August 23.

“We thank Baker Street parking lot users for their patience and understanding as we complete these important repairs”, says Anna Marie O’Connell, Supervisor of Parking Administration.

The City is assisting permit holders by arranging alternate parking in the downtown core. To find short-term or temporary parking options, visit guelph.ca/parking .

For more information

Anna Marie O’Connell
Supervisor, Parking Administration
Transportation Services
519-822-1260 extension 2254
annamarie.oconnell@guelph.ca

Construction Notice: Kortright Road between the Hanlon Expressway and Scottsdale Drive, Ironwood Road

The project

This project is being undertaken by Capital Paving Inc. as part of the City’s annual asphalt program. The work will entail:

  1. repair and installation of concrete curbs,
  2. removal of the existing asphalt by milling,
  3. raising of manholes and repaving of the asphalt surface, and
  4. line painting as required.

All work will be within the City road allowance.

Construction timeline

Construction is expected to start on or about August 10 with concrete removals and repair, and will continue for approximately two weeks, weather permitting. Affected residents and businesses will be advised of additional road works by a future notice of construction.

Traffic impactsMap showing affected section of Kortright Road between the Hanlon Expressway and Ironwood Road

There will be lane closures during normal business hours (Monday to Friday between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.) for the duration of the concrete work. Some noise due to backup warning devices and equipment movement can be expected. The contractor will attempt to minimize such noise.

Property access and parking

The contractor will make every effort possible to maintain access to your driveway. Delays due to construction activities and equipment movement should be expected. All driveway access will be restored at the end of each work day. If for some reason your driveway access cannot be restored alternate parking arrangements will be made and you will be notified in advance of such action.

City services

Waste collection will not be impacted by the construction. Please continue to place your green, blue and grey carts at the curb as per your regular schedule.

The City appreciates your patience, understanding and cooperation during this important construction project.

For more information

For more information about the Kortright Road project, or if you require this document to be provided in an alternative format as per the Accessibility for Ontarian’s with Disabilities Act, please contact:

Grant Ferguson
Manager of Technical Services
Engineering and Capital Infrastructure Services
519-822-1260 extension 2251
grant.ferguson@guelph.ca