Public Notice

Wyndham Street closed between Carden and Fountain July 13 to August 14

Date: July 6, 2015

About the project

Guelph Hydro is completing work to support upcoming renovations at Guelph Police Headquarters. Crews are relocating switch gears and installing a new transformer.

Detours and traffic impacts

June 22 to August 14

• Farquhar Street closed between Wyndham and Freshfield Streets

July 13 to July 27

• Wyndham Street closed to vehicular traffic between Carden and Farquhar Streets
• Farquhar Street East reduced to one lane; local two-way traffic directed by flag person
• Local access to Farquhar Street and GO Transit Kiss & Ride via Wellington Street

July 27 to August 14

• Wyndham Street closed to vehicular traffic on between Farquhar and Fountain Streets
• Local access to Farquhar Street East and GO Kiss & Ride via Macdonell Street

Fall 2015

• Additional work relocating Guelph Hydro services on Freshfield Street between Fountain Street and the Farmer’s Market is scheduled for fall.

Public transit

GO Transit Kiss & Ride will remain open and accessible during construction.

Guelph Transit routes 2B, 8, 9 and 16 will be affected by the road closure with some stops in the work area out of service. Visit guelphtransit.ca for more information about temporary changes to stop locations and schedules.

The City of Guelph appreciates your patience, understanding and co-operation during this important construction project. Future construction and road closure notices will be posted at guelph.ca/construction.

For more information about road closures and traffic

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

For more information about Guelph Hydro work

Adam Doucet C.E.T.
Engineering Technician, Guelph Hydro Electric Systems Inc.
519-822-1750 extension 4618
ADoucet@guelphhydro.com

For more information about GO Transit services

Ken Potter
Customer Care Coordinator, GO Transit
905-803-8008 extension 2681
ken.potter@gotransit.com

Notice of collection: household call survey about source water protection

The City of Guelph is conducting a residential telephone call survey to gain insight knowledge and attitudes about source water protection in Guelph.

The telephone survey will begin July 8 and be completed by July 15. Oraclepoll Research Limited is contacting 400 households within the City of Guelph.

Results of the survey will be used by City staff develop education and outreach programs related to the protection of drinking water.

Participation is voluntary. All individual responses will be kept confidential and will be used for further program development and optimization only.

Personal information, as defined by Section 2 of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (MFIPPA) is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001, and in accordance with the provisions of the MFIPPA.

For more information about the project please contact the City’s Risk Management Official at
519–822–1260 extension 2368
sourcewater@guelph.ca

For questions regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of this information please contact the Program Manager Information, Privacy and Elections at
519-822-1260 extension 2605
privacy@guelph.ca

Construction Notice – Elizabeth Street

Victoria Road to Industrial Street

The City of Guelph will be reconstructing Elizabeth Street from Victoria Road to Industrial Street as it replaces important underground sewer and watermain pipes. Reconstruction will include the addition of curb and gutter, and of bicycle lanes and sidewalks on both sides of the street.

Construction continues until November

elizabeth street reconstruction map
Reconstruction will be completed in two phases, the first in 2015 and the second in 2016. Phase 1 commenced in late June and will continue until November 2015.

Traffic impacts and detours

Beginning July 6, eastbound traffic on Elizabeth Street will be detoured onto Victoria Road and York Road.  Westbound traffic will be maintained during the project.

Property access

Access to properties 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 operations, construction crews will place containers at an accessible location for collection. Please ensure that your address is clearly marked on your containers so they can be returned to you after collection.

Bike lanes

The addition of bike lanes is part of the 2013 Cycling Master Plan, 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 roads accessible to all users including drivers, cyclists and pedestrians.

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

Notice of open house: Woodlawn Road Multi-Use Path, July 8

Silvercreek Parkway to Nicklin Road

The City of Guelph is hosting an open house to present construction plans for a multi-use path to be constructed on Woodlawn Road West from Silvercreek Parkway to Nicklin Road.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Drop in hours: 5–7 p.m.
Unifor Local 1917, 611 Silvercreek Pkwy N RR 5

Why come to the open house?

This is your opportunity to view project information, including maps and schedules. We invite you to talk with City staff working on the project so that you can ask questions and clarify plans including traffic changes, timing and property access.

Construction starts in August

Construction is expected to begin in August 2015 and be completed by November 2015. During the construction of the multi-use path, traffic on Woodlawn Road West will be reduced to one lane east or west bound direction only.

About the project

woodlawn multiuse map

The City is constructing a multi-use path on Woodlawn Road on both the north and south side between the existing curb and property line from Silvercreek Parkway to Nicklin Road.

The construction includes placement of a three metre wide asphalt path for active transportation use. The design and implementation of the Woodlawn Road Multi-use path is consistent with the 2013 Cycling Master Plan. The master plan is a ten 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 a multi-use path on Woodlawn Road West will also help to create a route that accommodates all road users including public transit, cycling, pedestrians and vehicles.

The City of Guelph appreciates your patience and understanding as we complete this important infrastructure project.

For more information

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

Woodlawn Road from Speed River bridge to Victoria Road

(The following notice was distributed to properties in the area on May 13, 2015)

The project

woodlawn reconstruction map

Woodlawn Reconstruction Map

This project is being undertaken by Capital Paving Inc. as part of the City of Guelph Annual Asphalt program. The work will entail:

  1. Installation of new traffic signals at Inverness Drive
  2. removal and repair of concrete curbs
  3. removal of the existing asphalt by milling,
  4. raising manholes and re-paving of the asphalt surface, and
  5. line painting as required.

All work will be within the City road allowance.

Construction timeline

Construction is expected to start on or about May 19 and continue for approximately three weeks, 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. Flagmen will be present to direct traffic safely around the work zone. Some noise due to backup warning devices and equipment movement can be expected but 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, but delays due to construction activities and equipment movement should be expected. All driveways will be restored at the end of each work day.

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 regularly scheduled time.

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

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

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

Wellington Street Lane Reduction: Hanlon Expressway to Edinburgh Road

Construction Update

The City is resuming work on Phase 1 of the York Trunk Sewer and Paisley-Clythe Feedermain project. This involves installing water and wastewater pipes across Wellington Street.

Construction June 22 to July 3

wellington construction map

lane reduction on Wellington Street between Hanlon expressway and Edinburgh Road

Wellington Street is reduced to one lane in each direction to accommodate construction.  Pedestrians are redirected with signs and detours as necessary.

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

Majde Qaqish, Project Engineer
519-822 -1260 extension 2225
majde.qaqish@guelph.ca

guelph.ca/construction

Notice of open house: Stevenson Street Reconstruction, June 25

Elizabeth Street to Grange Street

The City of Guelph is hosting an open house to present plans for for Stevenson Street, from Elizabeth Street to Grange Street.

Thursday, June 25  
Drop in hours: 5 – 7 p.m.
Italian Canadian Club, 135 Ferguson Street

Why come to the open house?

This is your opportunity to view project information, including maps and schedules. We invite you to talk with City staff and consultants working on the project so that you can ask questions and clarify plans including traffic changes, timing and property access.

Construction starts in August

Reconstruction is expected to begin in August and be completed by December. During the installation of the underground services, traffic on Stevenson Street will be reduced to one lane north bound direction only.

About the project

stevenson street reconstruction map

This City is reconstructing Stevenson Street from Elizabeth Street to Grange Street.

The reconstruction includes replacement and upgrading of the sanitary sewer, storm sewer, watermain, curb and gutter, sidewalk, driveway aprons, bike lanes and asphalt roadway.

Final road design will provide one lane for traffic in each direction and on–road bicycle lanes as recommended by the Cycling Master Plan.

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 Stevenson Street will also help to make Stevenson a route that accommodates all road users including public transit, cycling, pedestrians and vehicles.

The City of Guelph appreciates your patience and understanding as we complete this important infrastructure project.

For more information

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

Guelph Cenotaph

The City of Guelph is accepting additions and corrections for the Guelph Cenotaph between June 1 and July 31, 2015.

The name of any member of the Canadian Forces from Guelph who died as a result of their military service and whose name is missing from or incorrect on the cenotaph can be submitted to cenotaph@guelph.ca.

Submissions should include the following information:

  • Individual’s name
  • Military service record
  • Service number

Staff will review and evaluate any submitted names to ensure factual accuracy. Staff are aiming to complete updates to the cenotaph by Remembrance Day.

For more information

Colleen Clack
General Manager
Culture, Tourism and Community Investments
519-822-1260 extension 2588
colleen.clack@guelph.ca

Notice of open house: Paisley Road reconstruction, June 24

Elmira Road to 500 metres west of Elmira Road

The City of Guelph is hosting an open house to present plans for the Paisley Road reconstruction project that includes new sidewalks, a left turn lane onto Whitelaw Road and new bicycle lanes.

Wednesday, June 24 
Drop in hours: 5–7 p.m.
Parkwood Gardens Church, 501 Whitelaw Road

Why come to the open house?

This is your opportunity to view project information, including maps and schedules. We invite you to talk with City staff and consultants working on the project so that you can ask questions and clarify plans about traffic changes, detour routes, timing and access to properties.

Construction starts in July

Reconstruction is expected to be completed over a four month period.  Construction will begin in July 2015 and is expected to be complete by the end of October 2015.

About the project

paisley road reconstruction map

The City is reconstructing Paisley Road from Elmira Road to approximately 500m west of Elmira Road. The existing two lane road with gravel shoulders will be reconstructed to include new sidewalks on both sides of Paisley Road, a left turn lane onto Whitelaw Road and new bicycle lanes, as well as sanitary, water, and storm servicing

This section of Paisley Road will be closed to traffic during construction. Traffic will be detoured to Speedvale Avenue and County Road 32. Access to the properties along Paisley Road, as well as the intersection at Whitelaw and Paisley Road will be closed for the duration of the project.

The new bike lanes are part of the Cycling Master Plan, 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 Paisley Road will also help to make it a street that accommodates all road users, including public transit, cycling, pedestrians and vehicles.

The City of Guelph appreciates your patience and understanding as we complete this important infrastructure project.

For more information

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

Notice of collection and filming on city trails beginning June 15

The City of Guelph will be conducting counts and surveying local trail users to gain insight on active transportation use (running, walking, cycling, inline skating, etc.) in Guelph.

Paradigm Transportation Solutions Limited, a consultant of the City, is conducting both the counts and the surveys.

Counts are being collected using a video device called Scout by Miovision which films a section of trail but does not permit individuals to be identifiable. Filming will take place over a 12–hour period beginning at 7 a.m. on June 15 and ending at 7 p.m. on June 17. During this time, all city trails will remain accessible. Footage will be used to count the number of trail users and to identify trail use activities.

On-site surveys at random trail locations throughout the city will begin June 15, 2015. The survey collects information including the number of users, types of use, distance traveled and purpose of travel, as well as user opinions about current trail systems. Survey participation is voluntary.

The City will use the information from the video data collection and surveys to inform active transportation trail design guidelines and proposed networks. Collected information will help the City identify opportunities for upgrades to the trails that would make them more appealing and engaging for all users. All individual survey responses and film footage will be kept confidential and will be used for further program development and optimization only.

Personal information, as defined by Section 2 of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (MFIPPA) is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001, and in accordance with the provisions of the MFIPPA.

For more information about the project please contact the Transportation Demand Management Coordinator
519-822-1260 extension 2791
tdm@guelph.ca

For questions regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of information and video please contact the Access, Privacy and Records Specialist
519-822-1260 extension 2349
privacy@guelph.ca