UPDATED Construction notice: Duke and Arthur streets closed starting July 9

Arthur Street sanitary trunk sewer and road construction

UPDATE: All underground work and paving should be completed on or about September 14, weather permitting.

The City is working with Sousa Concrete to upgrade underground water and sewer pipes on Arthur Street from Alice Street to approximately 200 metres north of Cross Street, and on Duke Street from Elizabeth Street to south of the existing rail crossing. This work is part of the Arthur Street sanitary trunk sewer project.

Construction work includes the installation of sanitary and storm sewer pipes, water pipes, curbs, sidewalks, driveway aprons and road paving.

Construction starts July 9

Work on Duke Street is expected to start the week of July 9 and will take one month to complete, weather permitting. Work will take place between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday to Friday, and over one weekend for the railway crossing area.

The start of work on Arthur Street depends on progress on Duke Street. Some work may be done on both streets at the same time.

Duke and Arthur Street closures

Duke Street will be closed to through traffic. Local access will be maintained.

The intersection of Arthur and Cross Streets will remain open until work on Duke Street is complete and reopened, however, Arthur Street may be closed north of Cross Street during the Duke Street closure.

Once Duke Street has reopened, Arthur Street will close to through traffic between Alice and Elizabeth Streets. Local access will be maintained.

Pedestrian access

Pedestrian access through the work areas will be maintained during construction. Temporary sidewalk closures may occur. Signs will be posted to direct pedestrians around the closed areas as needed.

Tree removals

One tree in front of 88 Arthur Street will be removed as part of this work.

Property inspections

DST Consulting Engineers Inc. will be contacting residents over the next two weeks to complete a pre-condition survey of homes within the construction areas on Duke Street and Arthur Street. This inspection is a proactive measure intended to assess the condition of properties in the area before the start of construction. This information will be used to determine the contractor’s responsibility in the unlikely event of property damage during the reconstruction. There is no cost for this inspection.

Property access

Every effort will be made to maintain access to driveways. Construction activities may temporarily block driveway access, and delays should be expected in the work area.

City services

There will be no interruption to any 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. Construction crews may occasionally need to move carts to a central collection area. Please ensure your address is written on your cart so it can be returned to you.

Map of construction area

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

For more information

Ike Umar
Project Manager, Engineering and Transportation Services
519-822-1260 extension 2242

Denis Viens
Associate, Dillon Consulting Limited
519-571-9833 extension 3109