Phase 1: Glenwood Avenue to east of the Guelph Junction Railway tracks
Notice date: March 21, 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.
Work begins March 27
Work is expected to begin on or about March 27, and be completed by end of September, weather permitting.
Only one eastbound lane will be open to traffic from May 15 to May 23.
Westbound lane will be closed.
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 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.
Future closure of Speedvale Avenue East – date to be confirmed
The City will have to completely close Speedvale Avenue East from Woolwich Street to Riverview Drive to upgrade utilities under the railway tracks. The work will be done over the course of a weekend. The date of this closure is unknown; the City will provide a schedule and notify the community two weeks prior to the closure date.
The sidewalks on Speedvale Avenue East are expected to remain open, however, pedestrians should follow posted signs for their safety.
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.
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
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
|Felix Wong, Senior Transportation Engineer
WSP E&I Canada Limited