Construction takes place July 2015 to Spring 2016
The City will maintain two-way traffic on Stone Road East at all times. Work will be completed in sections to minimize disruptions, and co-ordinate work being completed by its own contractors and local utilities.
Gordon Street to Village Green Drive
The project involves widening and reconstructing Stone Road East from Gordon Street to Village Green Drive. We are installing the storm sewer, curb and gutter, sidewalk, street lighting, replacement of the existing distribution watermain and repairs to the existing sanitary sewer.
A Class Environmental assessment was completed in 2002. When construction is complete, Stone road will have two lanes in each direction, with on-road bike lanes, and a centre turn lane between Gordon Street and Evergreen Drive. The existing traffic signals will be replaced and left turn lanes will be added at Village Green Drive.
Traffic impacts and detours
All eastbound lanes and one westbound lane are expected to completed in 2015. The remaining westbound lanes, sidewalks and landscaping on the north side will be completed after required utility relocations are complete in the spring of 2016. Proposed staging and anticipated timing is shown below.
Stage Construction Activity with Anticipated Timing
- July to August 2015 - South side road widening and reconstruction including intersection improvements at Village Green Drive
- August to October 2015 - North side road widening and reconstruction including intersection improvements at Village Green Drive
- October 2015 to April 2016 - Utility relocation and streetlight installation
- May 2016 - Complete north side reconstruction, sidewalk installation and landscaping
Access to properties will be maintained as best as possible throughout the reconstruction. There will be times when trenching is being performed or when concrete curb and gutter or sidewalk is being installed across the entrance when vehicular access will be restricted. Such restrictions will be coordinated with the property owner / businesses to minimize disruptions.
DBA Environmental Services may contact nearby property owners to arrange an interior / exterior inspection of any buildings on properties near the reconstruction area. This inspection is a proactive measure intended to assess whether or not a property has any existing damage. This information will be used to determine the contractor’s responsibility in the unlikely event of property damage during the reconstruction.
David Martinell is the construction inspector for this project. Please feel free to contact David at 519-222-5175 regarding any construction issue.
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
Brad Hamilton, P. Eng.
Engineering and Capital Infrastructure Services
T 519-822-1260 extension 2319