Construction notice: Paisley Feedermain construction starts July 23

Waterloo Avenue and Silvercreek Parkway

Update July 12: Waterloo Avenue at Silvercreek Parkway will be closed starting July 23.

Update June 28: Waterloo Avenue at Silvercreek Parkway will be closed for two weeks starting July 16 while installation of the watermain crosses the roadway.

About the project

The City is about to begin construction on the Paisley Feedermain project. Work will take place on Waterloo Avenue between Silvercreek Parkway and Wellington Street and Silvercreek Parkway from Waterloo Avenue north past the first set of railway tracks.

The Paisley Feedermain project includes the installation of a feedermain water pipe to supply water to the Paisley Reservoir, and the replacement of the local water pipe, sanitary sewer and storm sewer. Silvercreek Parkway will be reconstructed with two lanes of traffic (one lane each direction), sidewalk and a bicycle lane on the east side of Silvercreek Parkway, and a multiuse trail on the west side of Silvercreek Parkway.

Construction will be completed by Capital Paving Inc.

Construction to being May 17

The Paisley Feedermain project work will begin May 17 and continue through fall 2018. Work will take place between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday to Friday. If there is a need to work outside of these hours, a notice will be provided.

Lane reductions and detours

A single lane of traffic will be maintained during construction on Silvercreek Parkway. Waterloo Avenue at Wellington Street West will be reduced to one lane eastbound during the installation of the watermain in this section of road. A full one-week closure will be required when the installation of the watermain crosses Waterloo Avenue at Silvercreek Parkway. Additional information will be posted on when timing of the lane reduction and closure is known.

Pedestrian access

All sidewalks will be maintained during construction. Access to recreational trails through Eramosa River Park will be closed. Signage will be posted to direct pedestrians around the construction site.

Property access

Every effort will be made to maintain access to driveways during construction working hours (7 a.m.–7 p.m.). Construction activities and equipment movement may temporarily impact access to private property and delays should be expected.

City services

There will be no interruptions to City services during construction. Waste collection will not be affected. Please continue to place your green, blue and grey carts at the curb, as per your regular schedule and ensure that your address is clearly noted on each bin.

Map of construction area












The City appreciates your patience, understanding and co-operation during this important construction project. Any updates will be posted on

For more information

Majde Qaqish, P. Eng, Project Engineer
Engineering and Transportation Services
City of Guelph
519-822-1260 extension 2225