Water main break at 236 Gordon Street will be repaired tomorrow

Gordon will be closed between Forbes/Dormie and James all day Tuesday

Guelph, Ont., September 24, 2018—A water main break occurred at 236 Gordon Street this afternoon.

Crews are on-site investigating and preparing for repairs. Provided there are no additional complications, repairs will be done tomorrow between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

People living and working in the area may notice disruptions in water service and changes in water pressure. Impacted properties will be directly notified by City staff.

Traffic and transit impacts

Gordon Street will be closed to all vehicle traffic between Forbes Avenue/Dormie Lane and James Street from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 25 to allow for repairs. Drivers traveling past the closure from the north or south should detour via  College Avenue and Wellington/York Roads to use Edinburgh and Victoria Roads. Residential streets are not detour routes. Please drive safely and respectfully in these areas at all times.

Guelph Transit routes 99 and 41 will be detoured around the area until further notice. Buses will use Wellington, Edinburgh and College as the detour route. This detour is expected to cause significant delays for riders, and people should plan extra time for travel tomorrow. Visit guelphtransit.ca for more information.

Pedestrian and cycling access

The sidewalk on the east side of Gordon Street will be closed, the west sidewalk will remain open. Pedestrians are reminded to cross Gordon safely at designated crossings.

Cyclists can walk their bikes through the closure area using the west sidewalk.

The City will provide updates at guelph.ca and on Facebook (facebook.com/cityofguelph) and Twitter (twitter.com/cityofguelph) should anything change, or once repairs are complete.

Media contact

Chris Garcia, Manager Water Operations
Water Services
City of Guelph
519-822-1260 extension 3394