Speedvale Avenue East improvements

Phase 1: Glenwood Avenue to east of Guelph Junction Railway tracks

Notice date: September 1, 2023

About the project

The City is working with J-AAR Excavating Limited on Phase 1 of the Speedvale Avenue East improvements project. This work includes:

  • widening the road to accommodate two travel lanes in each direction
  • new sidewalks or multi-use paths
  • upgraded underground infrastructure including sanitary and storm sewer pipes, sewers and watermains

Work will take place on Speedvale Avenue East from Glenwood Avenue to east of the Guelph Junction Railway (GJR) tracks and on Woolwich Street north and south of Speedvale Avenue.

Please visit the project page for more information.

Work is expected to be completed by end of October, weather permitting.

Lane reductions and delays expected

Speedvale Avenue East lane closures

Two lanes on Speedvale Avenue East from Glenwood Avenue to east of the GJR tracks will be closed during construction, however one lane in each direction will be open for the duration of the work. Please follow posted signs for safety. A full road closure is not planned, however, delays should be expected and any future lane closures will be communicated.

Woolwich Street

Woolwich Street north of Speedvale Avenue East will be reduced to one lane in each direction to Gemmel Lane. Woolwich Street south of Speedvale Avenue East will be reduced to one lane in each direction to Alexandra Street. Please follow posted signs for safety.

Future closure of Speedvale Avenue East or Woolwich Street – date to be confirmed

Pedestrian access

The sidewalks on Speedvale Avenue East are expected to remain open, however, pedestrians should follow posted signs for their safety.

Property and business 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. Access to driveways may be restricted and residents and businesses will be required to park on the side streets.

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.

Map of construction area

Thank you

This work is important as we prepare to be future ready and meet the demands of Guelph’s growing population, and we appreciate your patience, understanding and co-operation.

Project details and any updates will be posted on guelph.ca/construction.

For more information

Ike Umar, Project Manager
Engineering and Transportation Services
City of Guelph
519-822-1260 extension 2242
[email protected]  
Felix Wong, Senior Transportation Engineer
WSP E&I Canada Limited
[email protected]