Construction update: Bristol Street road, water and sewer construction

Edinburgh Road to Holliday Street

Aging infrastructure under the Bristol Street roadway needs to be replaced. The City’s construction plans include the replacement of sanitary and storm sewer pipes, water main, curb and gutter and driveway aprons. Road repaving will include bike lanes and curb narrowing between Yorkshire Street and Raymond Street to prevent on-street parking and support traffic calming through this neighbourhood.

Work will wrap up mid-December and resume in spring 2017

Map shows completed and planned construction areas on Bristol StreetProject work has been delayed due to difficult site conditions. Approaching winter weather and freezing temperatures can create issues with the temporary water piping needed to maintain residential water supply during construction, and with paving.

All work associated with the Bristol Street project from Edinburgh to Yorkshire is expected to be complete by about mid-December including curbs, sidewalks, repaving, line painting, driveways entrance repair and topsoil.

Remaining work for the section of Bristol Street between Yorkshire and Holliday streets will be completed in spring 2017. This work includes upgrading water and sewer pipes under the roadway, as well as final paving, curbs and sidewalks. A road closure will be involved with the remainder of the work starting late winter to early spring 2017. Remaining work will take about eight weeks to complete.

Upcoming traffic changes

Bristol Street will reopen to two-way traffic once work wraps up in December.

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

For more information

Ken VanderWal P.Eng, Project Engineer
City of Guelph
519-822-1260 extension 2319

Marko Paranosic, P.Eng.
519-743-8777 extension 2216