Edinburgh Road to Applewood Crescent
The City of Guelph is hosting an open house to discuss construction on Willow Road that includes watermain replacement between Edinburgh Road and Applewood Crescent, and road reconstruction to include bicycle lanes.
Tuesday, May 12
Drop in hours: 5:30–8:30 p.m.
Family Gateway, 20 Shelldale Crescent
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. You’re encouraged to provide comments and feedback to City staff and consultants at the open house.
Construction starts in June
The City is installing a new 300mm watermain from Edinburgh Road to Applewood Crescent. Construction is scheduled to start in June and is expected to be completed by mid–November. Motorists are asked to follow marked detours as traffic will be reduced through the work zone.
About the project
The City is replacing the existing watermain (250mm) on Willow Road between Edinburgh Road and Applewood Crescent as a required improvement to the existing water distribution system. The final roadway reconstruction includes a lane reduction from four lanes to three, with the addition of on–road bicycle lanes from Edinburgh Road to Applewood Crescent. The addition of these bike lanes is a recommendation of the 2013 Cycling Master Plan and will provide an east–west connection between Silvercreek Parkway and Edinburgh Road. The bike lanes will also connect to the trail leading to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School on Westmount Road.
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 to Willow Road will also help to make Willow Road a street that accommodates all road users, including public transit, cycling, pedestrians and vehicles.
For more information
Majde Qaqish, P.Eng., Project Engineer
Engineering Services, City of Guelph
519-822-1260 extension 2225