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Open house: York Trunk Sewer and Paisley-Clythe Feeder Main Project

Waterworks Place to Victoria Road The City of Guelph is hosting an open house to present 2017-2018 construction plans for the York Trunk Sewer and Paisley-Clythe Feeder Main project. Work in this phase will take place between Boult Avenue and Victoria Road, through Florence Lane between Hays Avenue and Victoria Road, including work along the recreational trails, and a complete reconstruction of Brockville Avenue. Tuesday, October 3, 2017 5:00–7:30 p.m. Guelph Little Theatre, B. Slater Hall 176 Morris Street, Guelph 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 including: The closure of the Royal Recreation Trail in Eramosa River Park from Waterworks Place to… Continue reading Open house: York Trunk Sewer and Paisley-Clythe Feeder Main Project

Notice of open house: York Trunk Sewer and Paisley-Clythe Feeder Main Project

Waterworks Place to Victoria Road The City of Guelph is hosting an open house to present 2017-2018 construction plans for the York Trunk Sewer and Paisley-Clythe Feeder Main project. Work in this phase will take place between Boult Avenue and Victoria Road, through Florence Lane between Hays Avenue and Victoria Road, including work along the recreational trails, and a complete reconstruction of Brockville Avenue. Tuesday, October 3, 2017 5:00–7:30 p.m. Guelph Little Theatre, B. Slater Hall 176 Morris Street, Guelph 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 including: The closure of the Royal Recreation Trail in Eramosa River Park from Waterworks Place to… Continue reading Notice of open house: York Trunk Sewer and Paisley-Clythe Feeder Main Project

Construction notice: Waterworks Place closure

Lyon Park access via Boult Avenue; no public access to Water Services facility The York trunk sewer Paisley-Clythe feeder main is a $30 million, multi-year infrastructure project. It is the City’s largest water main and wastewater (sanitary) sewer project. It includes the installation of about 6.2 kilometres of water pipes and 3.8 kilometres of sewer pipes. Phase two of the York trunk sewer and Paisley-Clythe feeder main project is being completed in 2016 and 2017 includes the installation of six kilometres of underground water and sewer pipes between Gordon Street and Waterworks Place. Waterworks Place closes July 17 Waterworks Place will be closed beginning July 17 and will remain closed until November. There is no public or customer service access to the Water Services facility during… Continue reading Construction notice: Waterworks Place closure

Public safety notice: Royal Recreation Trail access at York Road and Eramosa River parks

Public safety information Recently, trespassers have cut the fencing on the construction site near Hooper Street. This fencing is in place to keep people and pets safe. Signs have been installed in the area with the following information: Trespassing onto the construction site or damaging the fence can result in injuries or fines. Access to the trail is available at the covered bridge and at Boult Avenue.  If you see someone trespassing onto the construction site or damaging the fence, contact Guelph Police at 519-824-1212 to report the problem. Royal Recreation Trail access map About the project The York trunk sewer Paisley-Clythe feeder main is a $30 million, multi-year infrastructure project. It is the City’s largest water main and wastewater (sanitary) sewer project. It includes… Continue reading Public safety notice: Royal Recreation Trail access at York Road and Eramosa River parks

City lowers Speed River water levels to install sewer pipes

Guelph, Ont., June 9, 2016—The City of Guelph is reducing water levels in a portion of the Speed River starting June 13 to install sewer pipes as part of the York Trunk Sewer Paisley-Clythe Feedermain project. “The Wellington Street Dam will be open for two weeks while crews install sewer pipes under Royal City Park,” said Majde Qaqish, a City project engineer. “Affected businesses and community groups have been advised of the temporary change in water levels and we’ll complete the work as quickly as possible.” Low water levels in the Speed River between Gordon Street and the Wellington Street Dam  are needed to increase visibility 14 feet underground to safely and accurately install 40 metres of sewer pipes. “Given the proximity of an existing watermain… Continue reading City lowers Speed River water levels to install sewer pipes

City hosts open house for next phase of $30 million water and sewer project

Attention news, photo and video editors Guelph, ON, March 1, 2016—The City is hosting an open house on March 8 to share information about the next phase of the York Trunk Sewer and Paisley Clythe Feeder Main project, and planned improvements to Waterworks Place. The construction route for 2016 travels from Gordon Street, alongside the Speed River, through York Road and Eramosa River parks, and along Waterworks Place to York Road. Phase two of the York Trunk Sewer and Paisley Clythe Feeder Main project includes the full closure of Gordon Street for a two to three week period, and impacts to some sports fields, trails and playgrounds in the York Road and Eramosa River parks. The construction route passes through an area that was used… Continue reading City hosts open house for next phase of $30 million water and sewer project

Notice of open house: York trunk sewer and Paisley-Clythe feeder main project

Gordon Street to Waterworks Place The City of Guelph is hosting an open house to present 2016 construction plans for the York Trunk Sewer and Paisley-Clythe Feeder Main project, as well for improvements to Waterworks Place. Construction will begin in April 2016. Tuesday, March 8, 2016 5:30–7:30 p.m. F.M. Woods (Water Services), 29 Waterworks Place Why come to the open house? This phase of the project includes the full closure of Gordon Street for a two to three week period, and impacts to some sports fields, trails and playgrounds in the York Road and Eramosa River parks. The construction route passes through an historical industrial and residential landfill. This is your opportunity to see the project timeline and route, and to learn how the City… Continue reading Notice of open house: York trunk sewer and Paisley-Clythe feeder main project

Resuming work on Wellington Street site

Guelph, ON, July 13, 2015–On Friday, construction crews resumed work after the City disposed of one drum, metal debris that appeared to be a second drum, and surrounding soil from a construction site near the intersection of Wellington Street and the Hanlon Expressway. Odours subsided once the materials were removed, and the two workers who experienced nausea on Thursday returned to work on Friday. Crews stabilized the walls of the excavation area and began improvements along the banks of Howitt Creek that will allow the waterway to return to its normal flow. Project updates will be posted at guelph.ca/construction . Removing drums and debris from the site The City has removed a total of 44 drums from the site since September 2014: Eight drums were… Continue reading Resuming work on Wellington Street site

Update on drums removed from Guelph construction site

Guelph, ON, July 9, 2015 – Earlier today, the City announced it found a metal drum on the construction site near the intersection of Wellington Street and the Hanlon Expressway. Read the announcement from earlier today. Since then, the City has confirmed that two members of the construction crew experienced some nausea while on site; they were sent to hospital as a precaution and released shortly thereafter. Also, while removing the affected soil from the site, crews revealed crushed metal debris that appeared to be a second metal drum, meaning the City has removed a total of 44 drums from the site since September 2014: Eight drums were removed in September 2014 One drum was removed during the site examination in November 2014 33 drums… Continue reading Update on drums removed from Guelph construction site

One more drum removed from Guelph construction site

Construction crews found, removed and contained one more metal drum on the construction site near the intersection of Wellington Street and the Hanlon Expressway. Odours are expected to subside quickly. The drum and surrounding soil are being removed for safe disposal. Since September, 2014, 43 170-litre (45-gallon) drums have been removed from the site. Continue reading One more drum removed from Guelph construction site

Cleanup complete at site where drums were found

Watermain construction resuming on Wellington Street* Guelph, ON, June 22, 2015 – Since starting cleanup activities on May 11, a specialized contractor removed 33 170-litre (45-gallon) metal drums from a construction site near the intersection of Wellington Street and the Hanlon Expressway. Thirty of the drums were empty, two contained liquid, and one contained a mixture of liquids and solids. All materials have been removed from the site for proper disposal. A total of 42 drums were found on the site: Eight drums were removed in September One drum was removed during the site examination in November 33 drums were removed between May 11 and June 4 The City’s consultant has confirmed the Remediation Action Plan is complete, and construction of the Paisley-Clythe watermain can… Continue reading Cleanup complete at site where drums were found

Twenty-one more drums removed from Wellington Street construction site

On May 11, the City began removing more debris from the site where eight 170-litre (45-gallon) drums of chemicals were found in September. 21 more drums have been removed. 2 of the drums were partially filled with liquid; the liquid was transported to a disposal facility. 1 of the drums contained a mixture of liquids and solids; the mixture is being analyzed to determine how to dispose of it properly, and results are expected next week. updates will be posted at http://guelph.ca/construction Continue reading Twenty-one more drums removed from Wellington Street construction site

Guelph to clean up construction site where drums were found

Specialized contractor to remove drums and debris in construction zone Guelph, ON, April 13, 2015 – The City has hired a qualified remediation contractor to remove buried materials from the construction site where crews found eight drums of chemicals last September. Cleanup activities are scheduled to start in May and will take two to three weeks to complete. Last fall, the City removed the drums, the liquid they contained and the affected soil. Then the City conducted detailed geophysical scans and analyzed the remaining soil to determine the best way to remove any additional buried materials from the construction area. Both the site examination report and the City’s Remediation Action Plan have been reviewed by the  Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC). The MOECC… Continue reading Guelph to clean up construction site where drums were found

City taking soil samples on site where drums were found

Restoring flow of Howitt Creek until construction resumes Guelph, ON, Monday, October 20 – This week, the City will begin taking soil samples from the site where construction crews found and removed eight 170-litre (45-gallon) drums of chemicals last month. Discovering the drums On September 2 and 3, eight 170-litre (45-gallon) drums of chemicals were found on a construction site near the Wellington/Hanlon interchange. The City contained the liquid and affected soil immediately and notified the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC). The City used clean soil to back fill the area. The liquid was transported from the site for disposal on September 5 and affected soil was transported for disposal on September 9 and 10. Site scans and soil samples On… Continue reading City taking soil samples on site where drums were found

Historic industrial and landfill activity near Wellington Street work site

History and archaeology Parts of the Paisley-Clythe feedermain project corridor are near the Phoenix Mill on Waterloo Avenue, a designated heritage building built in stone before 1874. The mill building was expanded as the former Sterling Rubber Factory which operated between about 1912 and the 1970’s. Before construction began, the City’s consultant MMM Group Limited commissioned Stage 1 and Stage 2 Archaeological Assessments stating these lands were used as landfill or dumping grounds, and recommended the York Street and Wellington Street corridor study area be considered free of any further concern for archaeological resources. Former landfill – inactive dump sites There are three historic landfill sites nearby where waste and/or fill could have been disposed of indiscriminately. The inactive dump sites are not engineered, are unlined and without synthetic containment barrier.… Continue reading Historic industrial and landfill activity near Wellington Street work site

Further sampling and tests required before resuming work on watermain

Guelph, ON, September 15, 2014 – Earlier this month, crews unearthed eight drums filled with industrial solvents during construction of the Paisley-Clythe feedermain near the Wellington Street/Hanlon Expressway interchange. The City halted the work, removed the liquid and is working with the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) to determine next steps before removing any remaining contaminated materials. “Knowing the history of industrial and landfill activity in the area, we did several scans and tests before construction. Before work continues, we’ll conduct more detailed scans to gather more specific information so we can take further precautions if necessary,” said Kealy Dedman, City Engineer. Next steps The City, its consultant MMM Group, and the MOECC developed the following plan to be implemented over the coming… Continue reading Further sampling and tests required before resuming work on watermain

Report identifies mixture of solvents found in buried drums

Meeting set to discuss next steps for construction on former landfill Guelph, ON September 8, 2014 – A report identifying the chemical make-up of the liquid found buried on a local construction has been submitted to the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC). Last week, crews discovered eight 170-litre (45-gallon) drums buried on a construction site near the Wellington Street/Hanlon Expressway interchange. The drums had leaked, and the City pumped and removed 34,700 litres of liquid from the site; a mixture of rainwater and solvents. The City is also removing contaminated soil from the area. The City hired MMM Group Limited to analyze the contents of the drums and the surrounding soil, and report the results to the MOECC. According to the… Continue reading Report identifies mixture of solvents found in buried drums

City removing eight buried drums from Wellington Street construction site

Construction crews discovered a total of eight drums while working on a construction site north of Wellington Street. Preliminary chemical analysis shows the drums contained solvents, and the City is removing the drums for disposal. Continue reading City removing eight buried drums from Wellington Street construction site

More drums unearthed on Wellington Street construction site

The City of Guelph and the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) are investigating the discovery of at least six 45-gallon drums filled with an unknown liquid. The City is working closely with the MOECC to ensure the area is safe, and there is no threat to public safety. Continue reading More drums unearthed on Wellington Street construction site

Unknown liquid unearthed during construction near Wellington Street

While digging a trench for a new watermain, City contractors unearthed and punctured a 45-gallon barrel, releasing an unknown liquid. The leak was contained quickly and poses no risk to public safety. The material is being identified and will be cleaned up as soon as possible. Continue reading Unknown liquid unearthed during construction near Wellington Street