Category Archives: Construction

Construction notice: Slivercreek parkway reconstruction

April 18, 2018

Waterloo Avenue to Silvercreek Parkway across the south railway tracks About the project The City of Guelph is proposing to reconstruct Silvercreek Parkway from Waterloo Avenue north across the first set of railway tracks, including the short section of road between Wellington Street and Waterloo Avenue. The proposed work on Silvercreek Parkway was initiated because the pavement structure and underground services has reached the end of its useful life and the City needs to construct a second watermain to the Paisley reservoir near the corner of Ryde Road and Paisley Road. The road cross section will be reduced from four lanes to two lanes and a bicycle lane will be constructed on the east side of Silvercreek Parkway and a multiuse trail will be installed… Continue reading Construction notice: Slivercreek parkway reconstruction


Traffic notice: Railway bridge inspections

April 18, 2018

Wellington Street at Macdonell Street and the closure of the right turn lane from Macdonell Street to Elizabeth Street About the project and inspection schedule The Goderich Exeter Railway (GEXR) will be closing the northbound lanes on Wellington Street at Macdonell Street, and the right turn lane from Macdonell Street to Elizabeth Street, on Sunday, April 22.  The work is required to inspect the overhead railway bridge. This closure will be a one day closure with the streets reopening once the inspections are complete. Closures and detours Wellington Street will be closed at Macdonell Street. Vehicles travelling east along Wellington Street destine for the downtown will be detour onto Wyndham Street. Trucks travelling east along Wellington Street will be detoured to York Road to Victoria… Continue reading Traffic notice: Railway bridge inspections


Construction notice: Skov Park tennis court replacement starts May 1

April 17, 2018

Tennis players should use St. George’s Park in the interim Guelph, Ont., April 17, 2018 – The Skov Park tennis courts will be closed starting May 1 for replacement. The courts will reopen on July 1, 2018, weather permitting. The new courts will include new surfacing, nets and fencing. Anyone looking to continue playing tennis during May should use the tennis courts at St. George’s Park. For more information Stefan Ilic, Project Specialist Open Space Planning, Parks and Recreation City of Guelph 519-822-1260 extension 3349 stefan.ilic@guelph.ca


Construction notice: Museum masonry repairs begin April 16

April 16, 2018

Notice date: April 16, 2018 About the project The City is starting planned interior and exterior masonry repairs at the Guelph Civic Museum. Programs and activities at the museum will continue with little to no interruption during the work. Interior repairs first Scaffolding will be put up around the exterior of the museum starting April 13. Repairs to the interior will begin first, with repairs and re-pointing of the limestone exterior starting later in the spring. All repair work is expected to be complete by the end of 2018. Museum access and parking The museum will remain open and accessible throughout construction. There is no anticipated impact on pedestrian access during the renovation project. Six museum parking spaces will be unavailable while repair work is… Continue reading Construction notice: Museum masonry repairs begin April 16


Upgrades coming to a playground near you

April 12, 2018

Guelph, Ont., April 12, 2018 – Ten playgrounds across the city will be upgraded this year.  Each playground will be closed during construction. Parks receiving playground upgrades and the estimated construction period is as follows: Centennial Park, construction complete Jensen Park, currently under construction with a mid-April opening Carter Park, opening mid-May Guelph Lake, April 4 until mid-May Kimberley Park, April 4 until mid-May Springdale Park, April 16 until mid-May Waverley Park, May 18 until mid-June Mollison Park, June 22 until August 1 Oak Street Park, May 14 until mid-July Hugh Guthrie Park, May 21 until July 1 We appreciate your patience as we complete these important playground upgrades. Construction dates are dependent on weather conditions. Updates on the construction of these playgrounds will be… Continue reading Upgrades coming to a playground near you


Construction notice: West Parkade to close April 30

April 12, 2018

Notice date: April 12, 2018 About the project Planned rehabilitation work at the West Parkade has identified the need for additional structural work which, to ensure safety, requires a full closure of the facility until the fall. Parking downtown during the closure West Parkade permit holders are being notified directly with relocation information. Alternate casual, short-term parking is available in lots on Wyndham, Macdonell and Baker streets. There is also free two-hour on-street parking in the downtown available once per day per vehicle. Why close the parkade? Every effort was made to reduce further impacts to parking in the downtown. Needed additional structural work at the West Parkade cannot be completed while maintaining public access. Closure of the parkade is needed because: Two-way traffic cannot… Continue reading Construction notice: West Parkade to close April 30


Construction notice: Metcalfe Street closing for final road work

April 5, 2018

Speedvale Avenue to Terry Boulevard The City is working with Goetz Construction to finish upgrades to Metcalfe Street from Speedvale Avenue to Terry Boulevard. Water and sewer pipes, road, curb and gutter were replaced in 2017.  Work to be finished this spring includes completing sidewalks and driveway aprons, and replacing topsoil and sod. Metcalfe closes week of April 9 Goetz Construction will begin final work on Metcalfe Street the week of April 9. Work is expected to be finished by June. Metcalfe Street will be closed to through traffic, however, local traffic will be maintained. Pedestrian access will be maintained The contractor will keep sidewalks open wherever possible. Some sections of the sidewalk in the construction area are being replaced as part of the work.… Continue reading Construction notice: Metcalfe Street closing for final road work


Mico Valeriote Park tree removal starts April 6

April 5, 2018

New trees to be planted as part of park master plan Guelph, Ont., April 5, 2018 – The City of Guelph is working with Full Circle Tree Care to remove 2 trees and 12 saplings at Mico Valeriote Park on Friday, April 6. The removal of these trees, and the planting of 14 new trees, is part of the park’s new master plan. The majority of the trees in the park will remain; however, the removed trees will accommodate the park’s new features including new open space, a large playground, a water play pump and natural areas with seating and pathways. Construction of the new playground is scheduled to begin in summer and be completed by the end of 2018. For more information Mallory Lemon,… Continue reading Mico Valeriote Park tree removal starts April 6


Repairs to pedestrian signal on Gordon Street at Water Street start April 3

April 3, 2018

Gordon Street at Water Street The City is working to repair a pedestrian signal at the intersection of Gordon Street and Water Street that was damaged over the weekend in a traffic accident. Repairs will start April 3 Work is expected to be complete on April 4, depending on the level of damage. Pedestrian access is limited Pedestrian access to the west side of the road is limited at the intersection. Pedestrians are advised to use the crosswalk at Gordon Street and Wellington Street while repairs are underway. The City appreciates your patience, understanding and co-operation during this important repair. Any updates will be posted on guelph.ca/construction. For more information Steve Anderson, Supervisor Traffic Engineering Engineering and Capital Infrastructure Services City of Guelph 519-822-1260 extension… Continue reading Repairs to pedestrian signal on Gordon Street at Water Street start April 3


Construction notice: Section of Norfolk Street closed April 19 and 20 for footbridge removal

March 29, 2018

Between Waterloo Avenue/Wilson Street and Macdonell Street The City is building a new parking facility at the site of the Wilson Street parking lot. The new parkade will provide over 400 new parking spaces. Parkade construction is expected to be complete in 2019. The City is also replacing the Norfolk Street footbridge as part of this project. Norfolk Street closed April 19-20 Norfolk Street will be closed to all traffic between Waterloo/Wilson and Macdonell for two days to allow for the removal of the Norfolk Street footbridge. Through detour via Wellington/Woolwich The detour for those travelling past the downtown core to the north end of Guelph is via Wellington and Woolwich streets. Those accessing the downtown should use Wellington and Wyndham when coming from the… Continue reading Construction notice: Section of Norfolk Street closed April 19 and 20 for footbridge removal


Niska Road construction starts in March

March 26, 2018

Ptarmigan Road to west of the Speed River The City of Guelph is starting construction on Niska Road from Ptarmigan Road to about 100m west of the Speed River. Construction includes the addition of a multi-use path for cyclists and pedestrians on the north side of Niska Road, new stormwater infrastructure, and four on-street parking spaces for natural area users. Work starts March 27 Construction is expected to start on or about March 27 beginning with tree removals. Construction of the multi-use path and stormwater infrastructure will start in April and take about four months to complete. Bridge construction is expected to start in August with final bridge and road construction work finished in summer 2019. The City will host an open house for the… Continue reading Niska Road construction starts in March


Guelph police headquarters: March 2018 construction update

March 26, 2018

The three-year renovation and expansion of Guelph Police Service’s headquarters is underway. With a lot of interior work happening now, here is a summary of the work completed in March, 2018. Progress to date East wing addition Installation of the roof top unit is nearly complete Painting is 80 per cent complete Ceramic tiled flooring is nearly 40 per cent complete Door installation is 50 per cent complete Ceiling installation is 70 per cent complete Firing range roof is complete Interior frames and glazing are 90 per cent complete Installation of lockers in the men’s locker room is 75 per cent complete West wing addition The cell block masonry, slab and door frames are complete Roof parapet has been installed Framing for the curtainwall is… Continue reading Guelph police headquarters: March 2018 construction update


Construction notice: Westbound lane reduction starts on Speedvale Avenue West on March 23

March 23, 2018

Between Royal Road and Imperial Road North The City is working to assess a retaining wall on the north side of the Speedvale water tower that has collapsed. Lane reductions start March 23 Lane reductions to assess the retaining wall will start March 23. The length of the lane reduction is unknown, but the City will update residents as soon as a timeline is known. Westbound lane on Speedvale Avenue West is reduced to one lane The westbound, curbside lane of Speedvale Avenue West, between Royal Road Imperial Road North will be closed. Traffic will continue in both directions, however, delays should be expected. Map of construction area The City appreciates your patience, understanding and co-operation during this important construction project. Any updates will be… Continue reading Construction notice: Westbound lane reduction starts on Speedvale Avenue West on March 23


Environmental investigation work being done in and around Fountain Street parking lot starting March 26

March 23, 2018

Guelph, Ont., March 23, 2018 – Beginning Monday, March 26, engineering consultants and contractors hired by the City of Guelph will be doing environmental investigation work at the Fountain Street Parking Lot and surrounding roadways. Drilling and groundwater samples will be done in the Fountain Street parking lot and along the surrounding roadways between March 26 and April 11. All work is being done on public (City of Guelph) property. During this time, workers and equipment will be located on some sidewalks and roadways. There are no road closures associated with the work. Two-way traffic will be maintained on all roadways. Traffic should drive with care around work areas adjacent to roads. Temporary closures of some sidewalks will be required to complete the work. Pedestrians… Continue reading Environmental investigation work being done in and around Fountain Street parking lot starting March 26


Open house: Arthur Street sanitary trunk sewer and road reconstruction

March 19, 2018

Arthur Street South from Alice Street north toward Elizabeth Street Duke Street Reconstruction from Elizabeth Street to south side of railway tracks The City of Guelph is hosting an open house to present construction plans for two projects related to Arthur Street sanitary trunk sewer and road reconstruction: On Arthur Street from Alice Street to 200 metres north of Cross Street, and On Duke Street from Elizabeth Street to 50 metres south of the railway tracks. Work for both projects includes the replacement of the underground sanitary sewer, storm sewer and watermain pipes. Construction is expected to start in May or June 2018 and be completed by December 2018. One tree will be removed along Arthur Street as part of this construction. Wednesday, April 4,… Continue reading Open house: Arthur Street sanitary trunk sewer and road reconstruction


Riverside Park playground construction starts March 13

March 12, 2018

Construction of the new Riverside Park playground is set to start on March 13 and last through to June. Continue reading Riverside Park playground construction starts March 13


Water main break at 150 Westwood Road being repaired this afternoon

March 5, 2018

Update: Water main repairs are complete and all traffic lanes are open. … Lane reductions on Westwood Road between Willow and Rhonda Roads Guelph, Ont., March 5, 2018—A water main break occurred at 150 Westwood Road, St. Peter Catholic School, early this morning. Crews will begin repair work around 2 p.m. today and expect to be done by this evening. The City has notified the school, local businesses and residential properties about the break. People living and working in the area around the water main break may notice minor disruptions in water service and changes in water pressure. Traffic and transit impacts Lanes will be shifted along Westwood Road between Willow Road and Rhonda Road with two-way traffic maintained. Guelph Transit buses will continue to run… Continue reading Water main break at 150 Westwood Road being repaired this afternoon


Walkway connecting Huron and Grove/Metcalfe streets now open

March 5, 2018

Update March 5, 2018: Metrolinx has completed the installation of the new bridge and it is now open for pedestrians to use. Update February 5, 2018: Metrolinx was onsite this past weekend installing the new bridge. According to Metrolinx, the bridge will  reopen by the end of February. Update November 14, 2017: According to Metrolinx, a new bridge should be installed by the end of January 2018. Update November 1, 2017: Metrolinx will have a contractor on-site this week. A construction schedule is expected sometime in the next week. Update August 30, 2017: The City’s rail partners expect to begin repair work on the bridge on or about September 11, 2017 and be finished by the end of the month. Guelph, Ont., August 1, 2017—The… Continue reading Walkway connecting Huron and Grove/Metcalfe streets now open


Traffic notice: Clair Road traffic signal removal

February 28, 2018

Clair Road at Southgate Drive About the project The City is working to remove traffic signals on Clair Road at Southgate Drive which were originally installed to accommodate the construction of the Hanlon Expressway (Highway 6) and Laird Road interchange. The Hanlon Expressway at Laird Road interchange has been fully open since November, 2013 and traffic patterns in the area have since stabilized. Traffic and pedestrian data was gathered at this intersection in October 2015 and the data shows the current volumes no longer satisfy the requirement of a traffic control signal for this intersection. Staff will be proceeding with the removal of the temporary traffic control signal and installation of an all-way Stop control for all approaches. Traffic light removal set for March 5… Continue reading Traffic notice: Clair Road traffic signal removal


Construction notice: West Parkade repair work resumes March 5

February 26, 2018

Scheduled work to levels 2, 3 and 4 Update March 8, 2018: Elevator #2 will be closed as of March 12 until further notice as it will be replaced with a new elevator in the coming weeks. About the project General contractor, Heritage Restoration, will continue with structural repair work to the parkade starting March 5. This phase of repair work will focus on levels 2 through 4; however additional work will be done on levels 5 and 6. Phase 1 of the project was completed between summer 2017 and winter 2018 and required the closure of levels 5 and 6. Construction schedule Construction is expected to begin on March 5, 2018 and continue until late fall 2018. Starting in March, levels 2, 3 and… Continue reading Construction notice: West Parkade repair work resumes March 5


Guelph police headquarters: February 2018 construction update

February 26, 2018

The three-year renovation and expansion of Guelph Police Service’s headquarters is underway. Here is a summary of the work completed in February 2018. Progress to date East wing addition Aluminum caps on glass frames are installed Drywall framing/board and taping is almost complete Roof above firing range almost complete Paint and wall finish is 20 per cent complete Ceramic floor tile installation is 20 per cent complete Started installation on mechanical and electrical fixtures, and trims West wing addition Third and fouth floor framing for curtain wall is 30 per cent complete Detention cell is nearly complete Looking ahead to March East wing addition Final installation of the roof top unit Continue finishes on walls and floors Install doors and hardware Install new generators West… Continue reading Guelph police headquarters: February 2018 construction update


Elizabeth Street closed for emergency culvert repair February 22

February 22, 2018

Elizabeth Street from Beaumont Crescent to York Road The City’s Operations department is working on an emergency culvert repair at the intersection of Elizabeth Street and York Road. Elizabeth Street will be closed from Beaumont Crescent to York Road Culvert repairs will begin on February 22 and take one week, weather permitting. Traffic on York Road will remain open, however, traffic on Elizabeth Street from Beaumont Crescent to York Road will be closed. Property access and parking Every effort will be made to maintain access to driveways in the construction area during 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 interruption to any City services… Continue reading Elizabeth Street closed for emergency culvert repair February 22


Construction notice: Rickson Avenue water pipe installation starts February 26

February 22, 2018

Rickson Avenue at Rodgers Road About the project The City is working with Network Sewer and Watermain to undertake private infrastructure work on behalf of Terra View Homes to install water pipes for the new homes at 138 and 142 Rickson Avenue. Construction begins February 26 Construction is expected to begin on or about February 26 and take approximately one week, weather permitting. Lane reduction A temporary lane reduction on Rickson Avenue will be in place throughout the project. Pedestrian access The sidewalk on the east side of Rickson Avenue between Kortright Road West and Darnell Road will be closed throughout the project; however, pedestrians will be able to use the sidewalk on the west side of Rickson Avenue. Property and access Every effort will… Continue reading Construction notice: Rickson Avenue water pipe installation starts February 26


Let’s Dig Wilson

February 20, 2018

Join us as we break ground on the City’s newest parkade Attention news, photo and video editors Guelph, Ont., February 20, 2018—Representatives from the media are invited to attend an event on Thursday, February 22 as the City breaks ground on Guelph’s first new parkade in over 30 years. Thursday’s groundbreaking will begin at 12:15 p.m. in front of City Hall, 1 Carden Street. Staff will be on hand to answer questions following the groundbreaking photo opportunity. The concept art for the parking facility will also be unveiled at the event. The Wilson Street parkade is part of the Council–approved Parking Master Plan. The parkade will offer more than 400 new parking spaces, dedicated bicycle parking facilities, electric vehicle charging stations and elevators for better… Continue reading Let’s Dig Wilson


Open house: Eramosa Road and Glenhill Drive Watermain Replacement, February 22

February 16, 2018

Metcalfe Street to Glenhill Drive including Guelph General Hospital easement The City of Guelph is hosting an open house to present plans for construction on Eramosa Road between Metcalfe Street and Glenhill Drive. Work includes the construction of a new watermain and the replacement of an existing watermain on Eramosa Road between from Metcalfe Street to Glenhill Drive. The reconstruction of Glenhill Drive is planned for 2019. Thursday, February 22, 2018 5:30-7 p.m. King George Public School (Library), 72 Lemon Street Why come to the open house? As part of this project, Eramosa Road will be closed from Metcalfe Street to Glenhill Drive for approximately four weeks, starting April 2. Guelph Transit route 13 will be on detour during this time. This is your opportunity… Continue reading Open house: Eramosa Road and Glenhill Drive Watermain Replacement, February 22


Council approves staff recommendations to include new Main Library as part of the Baker District development

February 14, 2018

Development partner will be chosen this summer Guelph, Ont., February 14, 2018—Last night Council approved four recommendations from staff related to the Baker District development including the size of and costs to design and build a new Main Library as part of this major capital project. The Guelph Public Library’s (GPL’s) business case identified the need for an 8,175 square metre (88,000 square foot) space to meet current and future library needs. Staff supported GPL’s business case in its report to Council and requested that Council approve the size as well as $1.9 million in capital funding to design and build the library as part of the Baker Street development. A development partner is expected to be chosen this summer. Currently the City is evaluating… Continue reading Council approves staff recommendations to include new Main Library as part of the Baker District development


Traffic disruption: Woolwich Street at London Road

February 13, 2018

No Left Turn from Woolwich St. northbound into London Rd. Notice date: February 13, 2018 About the project Parsons Inc. will be taking water samples from some monitoring wells on Woolwich Street and London Road West. Work begins February 15 Work will take place on Thursday, February 15 and Friday, February 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Left turn restriction Two-way traffic will be maintained on Woolwich Street and London Road West; however, there will be no left turn from Woolwich Street northbound to London Road West. Pedestrian access There are no sidewalk closures planned as part of this work. Pedestrian access will not be disrupted. Property and business access and parking All businesses in the construction area remain open and accessible throughout construction.… Continue reading Traffic disruption: Woolwich Street at London Road


Construction Notice: York Trunk Sewer and Paisley-Clythe Feedermain Project  

February 12, 2018

Phase 2B: Eramosa River Park, Florence Lane and Brockville Avenue Notice date: February 12, 2018 About the project The City is about to begin construction on the York Trunk Sewer and Paisley-Clythe Feeder Main Phase 2B project. Work in this phase will take place between Boult Avenue and Victoria Road in Eramosa River Park, and through Florence Lane between Hayes Avenue and Victoria Road, including work along the recreational trails, and a complete reconstruction of Brockville Avenue. The York Trunk Sewer & Paisley-Clythe Feedermain is a $30 million, multi-year infrastructure project. It is the City’s largest water main and wastewater (sanitary) sewer project. It includes the installation of about 6.2 kilometres of water pipes and 3.8 kilometres of sewer pipes. The City’s 2009 Water and… Continue reading Construction Notice: York Trunk Sewer and Paisley-Clythe Feedermain Project  


Open house: Paisley Feedermain, February 20

February 8, 2018

Waterloo Avenue to Silvercreek Parkway The City of Guelph is hosting an open house to present plans for reconstruction Waterloo Avenue from Wellington Street to Silvercreek Parkway and Silvercreek Parkway from Waterloo Avenue to the Railway Tracks. Tuesday, February 20 Drop-in: 6-8 p.m. Guelph Bible Chapel, 491 Waterloo Avenue, Guelph Why come to the open house? To allow for the installation of underground utilities, Waterloo Avenue will be closed from Silvercreek Parkway to Wellington Street for one week. Guelph Transit Route 9 Waterloo Avenue will be on detour. Visit guelphtransit.ca for information about route detours. Construction is expected to start in March 2018 and be completed by September 2018. This is your opportunity to view project information, including maps and schedules, and to ask questions about traffic impacts and property access. You’re encouraged to… Continue reading Open house: Paisley Feedermain, February 20


Bristol Street reconstruction, utility pole relocation

February 7, 2018

Holiday Street to Edinburgh Road About the project The City is working with Guelph Hydro to relocate existing utility poles before starting the Bristol Street reconstruction from Holiday Street to Wellington Street W. Utility poles are being moved to address conflicts with existing/proposed sewer or storm infrastructure or due to proposed intersection re-alignments. Work to begin late February Pole relocation is anticipated to begin in late February and end in early March. The Bristol Street work is expected to begin March 15 and be completed by end of September. 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… Continue reading Bristol Street reconstruction, utility pole relocation


Construction notice: retaining wall construction at 1159 Victoria Road South

February 2, 2018

Victoria Road South at DeCorso Drive Notice date: February 2, 2018 About the project Kieswetter Excavating will be constructing a retaining wall along Victoria Road South at DeCorso Drive as part of a residential development. Construction activity will only affect traffic heading southbound. Work begins February 5 Work is expected to begin on Monday, February 5 and will take about four weeks to complete, weather permitting. Two-way traffic on Victoria Road South to be maintained Two-way traffic will be maintained on Victoria Road South in the vicinity of 1159 Victoria Street South; however, temporary lane reductions will be necessary. During these times, cyclists will merge with traffic on Victoria Road South in order to navigate the site. Pedestrian access There are no sidewalks in the… Continue reading Construction notice: retaining wall construction at 1159 Victoria Road South


Construction notice: Speedvale Avenue reconstruction project tree removal

February 1, 2018

As part of the Speevale Avenue construction project, the City is removing some trees to allow Guelph Hydro to relocate hydro poles and power lines. Continue reading Construction notice: Speedvale Avenue reconstruction project tree removal


Niska Road Bailey bridge to be reused in Canadian Armed Forces exercise

January 31, 2018

Guelph, Ont., January 31, 2018 – The Bailey bridge on Niska Road will be making a return to its roots. The bridge will be removed and reused by the Canadian Armed Forces for a training exercise. The Niska Road bridge, which will be replaced as part of the Niska Road improvements planned for 2019, will be removed by the Canadian Armed Forces over a four-day period in March. Site preparation will begin March 12, with the building removal exercise taking place 24-hours a day, Friday, March 16 through Monday, March 19. “The City is excited to see the bridge return to the Canadian Armed Forces,” says Ken VanderWal, Project Engineer with the City of Guelph. “This is a fantastic nod to the bridge’s former history… Continue reading Niska Road Bailey bridge to be reused in Canadian Armed Forces exercise


Niska Road and bridge improvements: open house results

January 31, 2018

At an open house on December 12, City staff presented the community with three bridge options for comment. Each option included two-lane traffic with a multi-use path on the north side, and was a variation of the pony-truss style bridge that originally stood on the site prior to its collapse in 1974. The community was also asked about traffic calming measures and truck exclusion options. The City is reviewing the feedback. Decisions regarding the replacement bridge and traffic calming measures will be announced when available. The City will be extending the truck exclusion zone on to the city limits at the bridge and monitoring for compliance. Additional measures for truck traffic will be considered as needed. Niska bridge reconstruction   Warren pony truss, 13% Bowstring arch… Continue reading Niska Road and bridge improvements: open house results


The City of Guelph wins two Ontario Public Works Association awards

January 31, 2018

Historic preservation and leadership recognized Guelph, Ont., January 30, 2018– The Ontario Public Works Association (OPWA) has recognized Guelph’s commitment to historical preservation and restoration. The City was presented with the award for 2017 Project of the Year for Historic Restoration/Preservation in the less than $2 million category for the Guelph Transit Terminal Renovation. Steven Di Pietro, Construction Engineering Technologist for the City of Guelph, was also presented with the 2017 Wally Wells Young Leader Award. The awards were presented at the OPWA’s Annual General meeting in Mississauga on January 25. The Transit Terminal, originally built in 1911, has been in continuous operation for over 100 years. The Association noted the complex nature of the project including the requirement of three levels of Government heritage-designation… Continue reading The City of Guelph wins two Ontario Public Works Association awards


Construction notice: Wilson Street, Norfolk footbridge closing for parkade construction starting February 5

January 29, 2018

Northbound lane reduction also starts on Norfolk at Gordon The City is building a new parking facility at the site of the Wilson Street parking lot. The new parkade will provide over 400 new parking spaces. Parkade construction is expected to be complete in 2019. Wilson Street closure and Gordon/Norfolk northbound lane reduction Starting on February 5, Wilson Street will be closed between Gordon Street and Northumberland Street for the duration of the construction, about 18 months. There will also be a lane reduction on Norfolk Street between Gordon Street and Macdonell Street and traffic will change as follows: The left most northbound lane on Gordon Street will become a left-turn lane only (onto Waterloo Avenue) The centre lane will be the through lane on… Continue reading Construction notice: Wilson Street, Norfolk footbridge closing for parkade construction starting February 5


Wilson Street parking lot closes February 4

January 29, 2018

On February 4, the Wilson Street parking lot will be closed as the City and their contractor, Newton Group, prepare to board up the site for construction. Continue reading Wilson Street parking lot closes February 4


Guelph police headquarters: January 2018 construction update

January 26, 2018

The three-year renovation and expansion of Guelph Police Service’s headquarters is underway. Here is a summary of the work completed in January 2018. Progress to date East wing addition Drywall wall/ceiling framing is 70 per cent complete Drywall board is 50 per cent complete; taping is 30 per cent complete Mechanical ducting and electrical rough-ins to continue Glazing and roof to 100 per cent complete 5 per cent painting done in main floor locker room 2 roof top mechanical units to be installed West wing addition Remaining detention cell slab removed; subgrade and stone installed Miscellaneous block walls and door frames installed Roof parapet steel framing is 85 per cent complete 4th floor curtain wall steel framing support is 80 per cent complete Looking ahead… Continue reading Guelph police headquarters: January 2018 construction update


Guelph police headquarters: December 2017 construction update

December 19, 2017

The three-year renovation and expansion of Guelph Police Service’s headquarters is underway. Here is a summary of the work completed in December 2017. Progress to date West wing addition Remaining floor in existing garage removed Last section of concrete slab poured in the garage Interior blockwork 90% complete Mezzanine mechanical and electrical 70% complete Steel support for roof parapet started Third storey enclosed for heating and finishes Office design mock-ups 50% complete Stone roof ballast removed from existing west roof East wing addition Drywall installation underway 90 per cent of roof sealed Public washroom blocked in and plumbing is roughed in Glazing for glass curtainwall 90 per cent complete Electrical and mechanical rough-ins underway Exterior blockwork on second level is finished Structure for new generator… Continue reading Guelph police headquarters: December 2017 construction update


Niska Road improvements open house information

December 13, 2017

The Niska Road improvements open house was held on December 12, 2017. The following materials were shared at the open house: Niska Road Information Package Niska Road Comment Sheet You may submit comments on the information presented until Friday, December 22, 2017. Submit your comments by: Filling in, scanning and emailing the comment sheet in the above linked comment sheet to ken.vanderwal@guelph.ca Sending an email with your comments included in the body to ken.vanderwal@guelph.ca or Mailing in the completed comment form to the attention of Ken VanderWal at City Hall, 1 Carden Street, Guelph, Ontario N1H 3A1 Please include your name and address on the forms. About the project The City of Guelph initiated a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) to investigate opportunities to improve Niska Road… Continue reading Niska Road improvements open house information


Eastview Road features multi-use path and wildlife crossings

December 4, 2017

Eastview Road has reopened to through traffic after four months of construction. The completed construction between Starwood Road and Watson Parkway North offers a number of new amenities for pedestrians, cyclists, drivers and even wildlife, including some changes which cannot be seen. Continue reading Eastview Road features multi-use path and wildlife crossings


McCrae House renovations start November 28

November 30, 2017

The McCrae House National Historic Site is undergoing renovations that start on November 28. Renovations include electrical and technology upgrades to the coach house to support educational programming, a storage room and repainting, exterior lighting projects and washroom renovations. City staff are also considering the replacement of perimeter fencing in the backyard of McCrae House. The City’s Heritage Planner, forestry advisers and accessibility staff have been engaged with the process. Every effort will be made by the City to protect and preserve shared neighbourhood trees and historical features. Construction schedule Construction starts on November 28 and will wrap up in March 2018, weather permitting. The City appreciates your patience, understanding and co-operation during this important construction project. For more information Tammy Adkin, Manager of Guelph… Continue reading McCrae House renovations start November 28


UPDATE Construction notice: Neeve Street and Cross Street sewer and road construction

November 30, 2017

The City is working with Drexler Construction Limited to upgrade underground water and sewer pipes on Neeve Street from Howitt Street to the bridge over the Speed River, and on Cross Street from Neeve Street to Arthur Street. This work is part of the Arthur Street sanitary trunk sewer project and includes the installation of sanitary and storm  sewer pipes, water pipes, curb and gutter, sidewalks and on–street parking. Construction starts November 30 Construction is expected to start on or about November 30 and be completed by the end of May 2018, weather permitting. Street closures and detours Starting November 30, Cross Street will be closed for the remainder of construction. Neeve Street, Ontario Street and Howitt Street are now open. Property access and parking… Continue reading UPDATE Construction notice: Neeve Street and Cross Street sewer and road construction


Guelph police headquarters: November 2017 construction update

November 27, 2017

The three year renovation and expansion of Guelph Police Service’s headquarters is underway. Here is a summary of the work completed in November 2017. Progress to date West wing addition Elevator installation 50% complete Exterior and interior block walls 90% complete Third floor stud framing and door frame installation 80% complete Third and fourth floor mechanical and electrical 50% complete Steel framing and deck installed for new generators Last storm sewer connection done Staircase extension complete with roof deck East wing addition Aluminum window frames installed Roofing 50% complete Concrete slab for front plaza entrance poured Looking ahead West wing addition Exterior finish block install to begin Slab poured for new generator Steel framing at roof to begin for roof parapet East wing addition Finish… Continue reading Guelph police headquarters: November 2017 construction update


Open house: Community feedback needed for Niska Road reconstruction

November 23, 2017

Ptarmigan Drive to City limits The City of Guelph is hosting an open house to present plans for construction on Niska Road between Ptarmigan Drive and the City limits west of the Niska Road Bridge. Work includes the reconstruction of Niska Road from Ptarmigan Drive to the City limits at the Speed River as per the approved Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA), filed on December 3, 2015. The EA was approved on March 21, 2017 by the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC). Tuesday, December 12, 2017 5:30—8:30 p.m. Kortright Hills Public School, Library 23 Ptarmigan Drive, Guelph Why come to the open house? This is your opportunity to view project information, including map and schedules, and ask questions about traffic impacts… Continue reading Open house: Community feedback needed for Niska Road reconstruction


Construction notice: Watson Parkway North intersection improvements start November 30

November 2, 2017

Watson Parkway North at Eastview Road The City is modifying travel lanes on Watson Parkway North at Eastview Road to help with traffic movement through the intersection. Additional left-turn lanes will be added, reducing the number of lanes through the Watson Parkway North and Eastview Road intersection from two through lanes to one in each direction. Construction starts November 30 The City will complete line painting and pavement markings overnight starting on or about November 30, weather permitting. No traffic impacts are expected during the day. The City will make every effort to keep noise impacts to a minimum. The City appreciates your patience, understanding and co-operation during this important construction project. Project details and any updates will be posted on guelph.ca/construction. For more information… Continue reading Construction notice: Watson Parkway North intersection improvements start November 30


UPDATE Construction notice: Eastview Road sidewalk, multi-use path and storm sewer

November 2, 2017

Starwood Road to Watson Parkway North The City is constructing sidewalk (350m), multi-use path (800m) and underground storm sewer infrastructure on Eastview Road between Starwood Drive and Watson Parkway North. A multi-use path will be constructed along the south side of Watson Road from Summit Ridge Road to Watson Parkway North. The City will also be completing curbs and gutters, and adding local storm drainage. Construction starts July 24 Sidewalk work on the north side of Eastview Road, between Starwood Drive and Summit Ridge Drive, is expected to start July 24, 2017. There are no road closure impacts associated with this part of the work. Pedestrians will be able to continue using the sidewalk on the south side of Eastview Road throughout this part of… Continue reading UPDATE Construction notice: Eastview Road sidewalk, multi-use path and storm sewer


Construction notice: Sunnylea Crescent closed for sanitary sewer installation

September 29, 2017

Sunnylea Crescent and Metcalfe Street pedestrian walkway About the project The City is working with Goetz Construction to upgrade underground water and sewer pipes on Metcalfe Street from Speedvale Avenue to Terry Boulevard, including the Speedvale Avenue and Metcalfe Street intersection. In addition to water and sewer pipe replacement, work includes the replacement of curb and gutter, sidewalks, driveway aprons and final paving. The road’s current two-lane configuration will be maintained as a two-lane road. A new sanitary sewer will be installed in the pedestrian walkway connecting Sunnylea Crescent to Metcalfe Street between 37 and 39 Sunnylea Crescent. Construction on Sunnylea Crescent starts October 10 Construction on Sunnylea Crescent and the pedestrian walkway that connects to Metcalfe Street is expected to start on or about… Continue reading Construction notice: Sunnylea Crescent closed for sanitary sewer installation


Construction notice: Lane reductions to Macdonell Street and Wellington Street

September 28, 2017

Macdonell Street and Wellington Street The City of Guelph and Guelph Junction Railway (GJR) will be completing scheduled updates to railway crossings throughout the city starting in October. Signal replacement for the rail crossing at Macdonell Street and Wellington Street is a part of these annual signal upgrades. Construction on Macdonell Street starts October 13 Signal upgrades to the railway crossing at Macdonell Street and Wellington Street are expected to start on or about October 13 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., weather permitting. Lanes reductions Macdonell Street and Wellington Street will remain open to traffic during signal upgrades, however, there will be a reduced number of lanes. One of the westbound lanes on Macdonell will be reduced first, followed by an eastbound lane reduction… Continue reading Construction notice: Lane reductions to Macdonell Street and Wellington Street


Ellis Creek Park construction

September 28, 2017

September 28, 2017 In late June, the City of Guelph started the development and construction of Ellis Creek Park, located at 59 Westra Drive. The construction project includes the installation of playground equipment, asphalt and concrete pathways, shade features, seating areas, tree planting and naturalized plantings. During construction, there will be periodic closures of the existing trail. Residents are not permitted inside the construction fencing that marks the active construction zone. Once the fencing is removed, the entire park space will be accessible to the public. The work is being done by Euro Landscape Construction and Grounds Inc. and is expected to be completed by mid to late October 2017, weather depending. The project was originally expected to be done by September 30. However, unexpected… Continue reading Ellis Creek Park construction