Category Archives: Construction

Construction notice: Victoria Road South – Gas Installation

January 19, 2018

MacAlister Boulevard to Owens Way (781 Victoria Road South) About the project Union Gas is working to install Gas Service to 781 Victoria Road South. Work is being completed by Aecon Group Inc. (Contractor). Work begins January 22 Work is expected to begin on Monday, January 22 and will take about three 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 between Stone Road East and Macalister Boulevard; however, short-term lane reductions may be necessary. During these times, cyclists will merge with traffic on Victoria Road South as necessary. Pedestrian access The sidewalk on the west side of Victoria Road South will remain open; however, pedestrians may have to detour around… Continue reading Construction notice: Victoria Road South – Gas Installation


Water main break repair underway on Stevenson Street North

January 8, 2018

No northbound traffic between Emma and Speedvale Update,  January 8, 2018, 3:20 p.m.—The water main break has now been repaired. Crews are working to repair the road. Stevenson Street North will reopen to northbound traffic after 6 p.m. Guelph, Ont., January 8, 2018—A water main break occurred on Stevenson Street North just north of Emma Street early this morning. There are no health risks as a result of the break. Traffic and transit impacts The northbound lane of Stevenson Street North is closed between Emma Street and Speedvale Avenue. Drivers are asked to detour around the area via Eramosa Road, Victoria Road and Speedvale Avenue. Transit route 12 General Hospital is being detoured. Buses will continue on Delhi Street past Emma Street and turn east… Continue reading Water main break repair underway on Stevenson Street North


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


Construction notice: Malcolm Road closed for construction starting November 27

December 13, 2017

Between Elmira Road North and Michener Road UPDATE: Construction has been delayed by one day due to weather conditions. The road is anticipated to open the following day, December 14. The City is working with Goetz Construction to do infrastructure work on Malcolm Road on behalf of a private business. Goetz Construction will be installing a water pipe to service the property at 60 Malcolm Road. Construction begins November 27 Construction is expected to begin on or about November 27 and take approximately two weeks, weather permitting. Malcolm Road will be closed Malcolm Road will be closed to through traffic at 60 Malcolm Road for approximately two days at the beginning of the project, and approximately two days at the end of the project. Property and… Continue reading Construction notice: Malcolm Road closed for construction starting November 27


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


Construction notice: Woodside Road lane reductions start December 6

November 29, 2017

South of Dean Avenue About the project The City is working with Goetz Construction to undertake private infrastructure work on behalf of the owners of 68 Woodside Road to install sewer and water pipes for the new dwelling currently under construction. Construction begins December 6 Construction is expected to begin on or about December 6 and take approximately one week, weather permitting. Lane reduction Woodside Road will undergo a temporary lane reduction throughout the project, but will remain open to through traffic at all times. Property and access 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.… Continue reading Construction notice: Woodside Road lane reductions start December 6


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


Walkway connecting Huron and Grove/Metcalfe streets closed

November 14, 2017

Routine inspection revealed corrosion of bridge structure 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 City has closed access to the walkway near 560 Elizabeth Street that connects Huron Street to Grove and Metcalfe streets via a pedestrian bridge over the railtracks. A routine inspection of the walkway found corrosion of the steel structure supporting the… Continue reading Walkway connecting Huron and Grove/Metcalfe streets closed


New timeline: Wilson Street reconstruction ends November 17

November 10, 2017

Northumberland Street to Macdonell Street Update: November 10, 2017 Construction on Wilson Street complete by November 17 Snow and rain continue to impact construction progress on Wilson Street. The street will remain closed to vehicle traffic from Gordon Street to Macdonell Street. The street is expected to be open Friday, November 17, weather permitting. The detour route during construction is along Norfolk Street and Macdonell Street. Pedestrian access along Wilson Street The sidewalks on both sides of Wilson Street are complete and accessible. All businesses in the construction area remain open and accessible throughout construction. Wilson Street parking lot is open The Wilson Street parking lot is open. The parking lot is accessible from Carden Street. Guelph Transit Guelph Transit route 5, 8 and 9… Continue reading New timeline: Wilson Street reconstruction ends November 17


Construction notice: Grange Street closed starting November 20

November 8, 2017

Between Stevenson Street North and Louisa Drive The City is working with Greenfield Contracting to undertake infrastructure work on Grange Street on behalf of a private developer. Greenfield Contracting will be installing sewer and water pipes to service the property at 125 Grange Street. Construction begins November 20 Construction is expected to begin on or about November 15 and take approximately two weeks, weather permitting. Grange Street will be closed Grange Street will be closed to through traffic at approximately 125 Grange Street throughout construction. Property and access 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.… Continue reading Construction notice: Grange Street closed starting November 20


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: Exhibition Street closed for construction starting November 7

November 2, 2017

Between Verney Street and St Andrew Street The City is working with J. Weber Contracting to undertake infrastructure work on behalf of Aberdeen Homes on Exhibition Street. J. Weber Contracting will be installing sewer and water pipes to service the property at 251 Exhibition Street. Construction begins November 7 Construction is expected to begin on or about October 7 and take approximately one week, weather permitting. Exhibition Street will be closed Exhibition Street will be closed to through traffic at approximately 251 Exhibition Street throughout the project. Property and access 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… Continue reading UPDATE Construction notice: Exhibition Street closed for construction starting November 7


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


UPDATE Wilson Street reconstruction ends November 10

October 31, 2017

Northumberland Street to Macdonell Street Update: October 31, 2017 Construction on Wilson Street complete by November 10 Final construction is wrapping up over the next two weeks. Wilson Street remains closed to vehicle traffic from Gordon Street to Macdonell Street with a target timeline to reopen the street on or about November 10, weather permitting. The detour route during construction is along Norfolk Street and Macdonell Street. When Wilson Street reopens it will operate as previously: One-way northbound from Gordon to Northumberland Streets, and two-way from Northumberland to MacDonell Streets. Pedestrian access along Wilson Street The sidewalks on both sides of Wilson Street are complete and accessible. All businesses in the construction area remain open and accessible throughout construction. Wilson Street parking lot is open… Continue reading UPDATE Wilson Street reconstruction ends November 10


Geotechnical investigations at various City parks

October 30, 2017

October 30, 2017 From Wednesday, November 1 to Friday, November 3, engineering consultants and contractors hired by the City of Guelph will be working in the following parks: Drummond Park, 10 Drummond Place Green Meadows Park, 245 Stevenson Street North Lee Street Park, 71 Lee Street Peter Misersky Park, 122 Hadati Road Skov Park, 580 Eramosa Road Sunny Acres Park, 45 Edinburgh Road North Steffler Park, 215 Ironwood Road Hanlon Creek Park, 505 Kortright Road West John Gamble Park, 594 Kortright Road West The City is conducting geotechnical investigations to understand the subgrade and soil conditions in preparation for future reconstruction works. Work is being carried out by V.A. Wood (Guelph) Inc. and their subcontractors. Drilling is expected to occur over a three–day period, weather… Continue reading Geotechnical investigations at various City parks


Construction notice: Lyon Avenue closed for construction starting October 31

October 24, 2017

North of Campion Avenue The City is working with Drexler Construction Limited to undertake infrastructure work on behalf of a private developer to install sewer and water pipes to service the property at 66 Lyon Avenue. Construction begins October 31 Construction is expected to begin on or about October 31 and take approximately one week, weather permitting. Lyon Avenue will be closed Lyon Avenue will be closed to through traffic at 66 Lyon Avenue throughout the project. Properties at or north of the closure may not have access to their driveways throughout the project. The residents of the affected properties are asked to ensure that their vehicles have been moved prior to the start of construction. City services There will be no interruption to any… Continue reading Construction notice: Lyon Avenue closed for construction starting October 31


UPDATE Construction notice: 561 York Road sewer and water pipe construction

October 24, 2017

Construction update The City is working with Goetz Construction to continue infrastructure work on behalf of a private development company. Unforeseen utility conflicts arose with the original project that resulted in having to close the site and re-enter at a later date to complete the installation of a water pipe servicing 561 York Road. Construction between Victoria Road South and Wells Street begins November 6 Construction is expected to begin on or about November 6 and take approximately one week, weather permitting. No westbound traffic on York Road York Road will be closed to westbound traffic between Victoria Road South and Elizabeth Street. Westbound traffic is to follow the detour along Elizabeth Street to Victoria Road South. Eastbound traffic will be maintained on York Road.… Continue reading UPDATE Construction notice: 561 York Road sewer and water pipe construction


Construction notice: Asphalt repairs on Gordon Street begin October 12

October 11, 2017

Gordon Street at Water Street A small water main break occurred in the area of 180 Gordon Street on October 10. The repairs to the water main were completed the same day. Asphalt resurfacing will begin October 12 to repair the site. Construction starts on October 12 Construction is expected to start on or about October 12 beginning at 9 a.m. and ending the same day, weather permitting. Lane reductions There will be lane reductions in effect on Gordon Street, however, alternating two-way traffic will be maintained. Motorists should anticipate delays. Property access and parking Every effort will be made to maintain access to driveways in the construction area during working hours. Construction activities and equipment movement may temporarily impact access to private property and… Continue reading Construction notice: Asphalt repairs on Gordon Street begin October 12


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


Construction notice: Thorp Street closed for road work starting September 27

September 22, 2017

Thorp Street at Woolwich Street Road work begins September 27 Thorp Street will be closed for asphalt restoration work east of Woolwich Street. Road work is expected to start on or about Wednesday, September 27 at 7 a.m. The Road is expected to open later the same afternoon, weather permitting. Property access and parking Parking pass holders for the River Run Centre and the Wellington Catholic District School Board (WCDSB) will be asked to utilize on-street parking for the day. Construction activities and equipment movement may temporarily impact access to private property and delays should be expected. The City appreciates your patience, understanding and co-operation during this important construction project. Any available updates will be posted on guelph.ca/construction. For more information Yanick Beaudin, Public Works Supervisor… Continue reading Construction notice: Thorp Street closed for road work starting September 27


Norwich Street pedestrian bridge improvements ready for public review

September 21, 2017

Guelph, Ont., September 21, 2017—The City of Guelph has issued the Notice of Completion for the Norwich Street pedestrian bridge Schedule ‘B’ Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) today, and released the study documents for public review. The EA recommendations for the Norwich Street pedestrian bridge are to install a new crossing over the Speed River within the existing trusses. This alternative gives the City the greatest opportunity to improve safety for pedestrians, while also maintaining some of the key architectural features of the 134-year-old bridge. The estimated cost to upgrade the pedestrian bridge is approximately $900,000. Funding for both the design and construction of the project has already been identified in the City’s capital budget forecast. Final 2018 budget approvals will made by Council during… Continue reading Norwich Street pedestrian bridge improvements ready for public review


Norwich Street Pedestrian Bridge: Notice of study completion

September 21, 2017

Municipal Class Environmental Assessment, Schedule B Environmental Study The Study The City of Guelph has completed a Class Environmental Assessment study (EA) for evaluating alternatives to address the deteriorating condition of the Norwich Street pedestrian bridge. The bridge sits over the Speed River on the former Norwich Street between Cardigan Street and Arthur Street North. The approximate extent of the study area is shown on the map. The Process The EA was conducted as a Schedule B Project in accordance with the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment, an approved process under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act. As part of the study, public information centres—or open houses—were held in September 2016 and May 2017. These public sessions presented background information on the study to the community, and… Continue reading Norwich Street Pedestrian Bridge: Notice of study completion


Construction notice: Edinburgh Road North sewer pipe construction

September 13, 2017

South east corner of Speedvale Avenue West at Edinburgh Road North About the project The City is working with Drexler Construction to install a sewer pipe to 146 Speedvale Avenue West, located at the intersection of Speedvale Avenue and Edinburgh Road North. All work will take place on City property. Construction begins September 21 Construction is expected to begin on or about September 21 and take approximately one week, weather permitting. Lane Reduction There will be a lane reduction on Edinburgh Road North south of Speedvale Avenue West, in front of the property at 146 Speedvale Avenue West. Traffic will be maintained in both directions at all times. Property and access Every effort will be made to maintain access to driveways in the construction area… Continue reading Construction notice: Edinburgh Road North sewer pipe construction


Notice of open house: York Trunk Sewer and Paisley-Clythe Feeder Main Project

September 12, 2017

Waterworks Place to Victoria Road The City of Guelph is hosting an open house to present 2017-2018 construction plans for the York Trunk Sewer and Paisley-Clythe Feeder Main project. Work in this phase will take place between Boult Avenue and Victoria Road, through Florence Lane between Hays Avenue and Victoria Road, including work along the recreational trails, and a complete reconstruction of Brockville Avenue. Tuesday, October 3, 2017 5:00–7:30 p.m. Guelph Little Theatre, B. Slater Hall 176 Morris Street, Guelph Why come to the open house? This is your opportunity to view project information, including maps and schedules, and to ask questions about traffic impacts and access to properties including: The closure of the Royal Recreation Trail in Eramosa River Park from Waterworks Place to… Continue reading Notice of open house: York Trunk Sewer and Paisley-Clythe Feeder Main Project


Construction notice: Downey Road traffic-calming construction starts September 12

September 11, 2017

Teal Drive to Niska Road Traffic calming measures The City of Guelph is installing traffic-calming infrastructure on Downey Road to address concerns from local residents about traffic speeds and community safety. Construction on Downey Road begins September 12 Construction is intended to start on or about the week of September 12 and is expected to take four to six weeks to complete. Lane reductions coming to east and westbound traffic Traffic will be maintained via one lane in each direction throughout the duration of construction with flagging operations as necessary.  Any flagging will be maintained to off-peak hours as much as possible. Pedestrian and parking access Pedestrian access will be unaffected during the construction. Every effort will be made to maintain access to driveways in… Continue reading Construction notice: Downey Road traffic-calming construction starts September 12


UPDATE Construction notice: Wilson Street reconstruction – Phase 2

September 11, 2017

Northumberland Street to Macdonell Street Update, September 11, 2017 Wilson Street parking lot open The Wilson Street parking lot is now open. The parking lot is accessible from Carden Street. Pedestrian access restricted along Wilson Street During the construction along Wilson Street, contractors will be connecting the existing properties to the new water and sewer services on the street. This work will involve closing small sections of the sidewalk in front of businesses over the next two weeks.  Each short-term closure will last about one day. Access to Wilson Street businesses on either side of the temporary closure will remain open.  Pedestrians will be detoured around the construction site to access businesses. Macdonell Street lane reductions start September 25 Construction along Macdonell Street will begin… Continue reading UPDATE Construction notice: Wilson Street reconstruction – Phase 2


Construction notice: Park Lane and Chapel Lane paving starts September 19

September 8, 2017

Park Lane and Chapel Lane at the Wyndham Street parking lot Road work begins September 19 Chapel Lane and Park Lane will be closed for construction for surface improvements. Rough areas have been marked off and road work is expected to begin Tuesday, September 19 for about three days, weather permitting. Property access and parking The entrance and access to Park Lane and Chapel Lane will be closed starting September 19 and will be open to pedestrian traffic later that evening, weather permitting. All asphalt repairs will be completed by September 21. All effected parking will be moved to the Baker Street parking lot via the main Baker Street entrance only. The following restrictions will be in effect for property access and parking: Businesses with… Continue reading Construction notice: Park Lane and Chapel Lane paving starts September 19


Construction notice: Durham Street sewer pipe construction

September 5, 2017

Yorkshire Street North to Glasgow Street North About the project The City is working with Drexler Construction to undertake a repair to the sewer pipe at 93 Durham Street. All work will take place on City property. Construction to Durham Street begins September 11 Construction is expected to begin on or about Monday, September 11 and take approximately one week, weather permitting. Road Closure A portion of Durham Street will be closed between Yorkshire Street North and Glasgow Street North, at house number 93. Local access to either side of Durham Street will be maintained west of the closure via Yorkshire Street North and east of the closure via Glasgow Street North. Property and access Every effort will be made to maintain access to driveways… Continue reading Construction notice: Durham Street sewer pipe construction


Construction notice: Woodlawn Road asphalt restoration begins September 19

September 5, 2017

Woodlawn Road at Silvercreek Parkway Road work beings September 19 Woodlawn Road’s eastbound lane will be closed at Silvercreek Parkway for restoration of a waterworks trench. Trenches are caused by water main breaks and are left for a period of time for the ground to settle before permanent repairs are made. Road work is expected to start on or about September 19 at 6:00 a.m., weather permitting. The eastbound lane of Woodlawn road is expected to open after asphalt repairs have been made, likely later that afternoon. Eastbound traffic on Woodlawn Road to be detoured Woodlawn road will be reduced to the westbound lane only between Silvercreek Parkway and Dawson Road. All eastbound traffic will be detoured via Silvercreek Parkway, Speedvale Avenue and Edinburgh Road.… Continue reading Construction notice: Woodlawn Road asphalt restoration begins September 19


Construction notice: Woodlawn Road West and Imperial Road North paving starts September 5

September 1, 2017

Intersection of Woodlawn Road West and Imperial Road North Road work begins September 5 The intersection of Woodlawn Road West and Imperial Road North will be under construction to install electrical conduit, repair damaged curbs, remove the existing asphalt surface and repave the road throughout the intersection. All work will take place on City property. Road work is expected to start on or about September 5 and continue for about three weeks, weather permitting. Two-way traffic will be maintained There will be a lane reduction, however, two-way traffic will be maintained. To minimize impact to traffic, the road surface removal and paving portion of the project will occur at night. Delays should be expected throughout the three-week period. Some noise due to equipment movement may… Continue reading Construction notice: Woodlawn Road West and Imperial Road North paving starts September 5


Construction notice: Gordon Street paving starts September 5

August 31, 2017

Wellington Street West to the Speed River Road work begins September 5 Gordon Street will be under construction to repair damaged curbs, remove the existing asphalt surface and repave the road. All work will take place on City property. Road work is expected to start on or about September 5 and continue for about three weeks, weather permitting. Two-way traffic will be maintained Two-way traffic will be maintained throughout the project. To minimize impact to traffic, the road surface removal and paving portion of the project will occur at night. Delays should be expected throughout the three-week period. Some noise due to equipment movement may be expected during work hours. The contractor will make every effort to minimize noise. Property access and parking Every effort… Continue reading Construction notice: Gordon Street paving starts September 5


Construction notice: Imperial Road North and Paisley Road paving starts September 5

August 31, 2017

Intersection of Imperial Road North and Paisley Road Road work begins September 5 The intersection of Imperial Road North and Paisley Road will be under construction to repair damaged curbs, remove the existing asphalt surface and repave the road throughout the intersection. All work will take place on City property. Road work is expected to start on or about September 5 and continue for about three weeks, weather permitting. Two-way traffic will be maintained There will be a lane reduction, however, two-way traffic will be maintained. To minimize impact to traffic, the road surface removal and paving portion of the project will occur at night. Delays should be expected throughout the three-week period. Some noise due to equipment movement may be expected during work hours.… Continue reading Construction notice: Imperial Road North and Paisley Road paving starts September 5


Construction notice: Emergency Carolyn Court road closure for sewer repair

August 25, 2017

North of Matthew Drive The City is undertaking an emergency repair to the sewer on Carolyn Court that will result in a road closure at approximately 7 Carolyn Court. Residents between the road closure and the cul-de-sac are requested to move their vehicles prior to 7:00 a.m. Saturday, August 26 as vehicles will not be able to drive through the road closure. Construction begins August 26 Construction is expected to begin August 26 and take approximately one week, weather permitting. Road closure Carolyn Court will be closed approximately at 7 Carolyn Court for the first part of the work. We expect local access to be restored by Monday. Local traffic access will be maintained south of the closure via Matthew Drive. Property and access Driveways… Continue reading Construction notice: Emergency Carolyn Court road closure for sewer repair


Construction notice: Fleming Road, Law Drive and Pettit Drive paving starts August 30

August 25, 2017

Fleming Road to Frasson Drive Road work begins August 30 Fleming Road, Law Drive and Pettit Drive will be under construction to repair damaged curbs and pave the final coat of asphalt in the Summit Towns subdivision. Road work is expected to start on or about August 30 and continue for about three weeks, weather permitting. Two-way traffic will be maintained Two-way traffic will be maintained, however delays should be expected. Some noise due to equipment movement may be expected during work hours. The contractor will make every effort to minimize noise. Property access and parking On-street parking will not be permitted in the work area for duration of the work. Every effort will be made to maintain access to driveways within the work area… Continue reading Construction notice: Fleming Road, Law Drive and Pettit Drive paving starts August 30


UPDATE Construction notice: Speedvale Avenue West lane addition and paving starts September 5

August 25, 2017

Speedvale Avenue, east of Elmira Road North Road work begins September 5 Speedvale Avenue West will be under construction east of Elmira Road North to remove the gravel shoulder adjacent to the eastbound lane. An additional eastbound lane will be constructed and laneways will be repaved. All work will take place on City property. Road work is expected to start on or about September 5 and continue for about three weeks, weather permitting. Two-way traffic will be maintained There will be a lane reduction, however, two-way traffic will be maintained. Delays should be expected. Some noise due to equipment movement may be expected during work hours. The contractor will make every effort to minimize noise. Property access and parking Every effort will be made to… Continue reading UPDATE Construction notice: Speedvale Avenue West lane addition and paving starts September 5


Construction notice: Earl Street closed east of Dufferin Street for track repairs

August 24, 2017

Downtown Trail closure at Earl Street Track repairs begin September 12 Earl Street and the Downtown Trail will be closed at the train tracks east of Dufferin Street for asphalt and track repairs. Repairs are set to begin on or about September 12 and will take about two days to complete, weather permitting. Local access to Earl Street will remain open east of the tracks. Access to Armtec will be maintained via George Street. Downtown Trail pedestrian detour The Downtown Trail will be blocked at Earl Street. The pedestrian detour is via Dufferin Street between Mac Avenue and Clarence Street. The City appreciates your patience, understanding and co-operation during this repair project. Any available updates will be posted on guelph.ca/construction. For more information Les Petroczi,… Continue reading Construction notice: Earl Street closed east of Dufferin Street for track repairs


Construction notice: Expect delays on Macdonell for road repairs August 30

August 23, 2017

Macdonell Street at Carden Street Macdonell under construction on August 30 Macdonell Street will be under construction at the Carden Street crosswalk for road repairs. Construction is scheduled to start on or about August 30 and be done the same day, weather permitting. Two-way traffic will be maintained but delays should be expected. Property access and parking Some on-street parking spaces around the work area will be unavailable on the north side of Macdonell Street during construction. Every effort will be made to maintain access to driveways in the construction area. Construction activities and equipment movement may temporarily impact access to private property and delays should be expected. Guelph Transit Guelph Transit routes 4, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 2B will be temporarily detoured during… Continue reading Construction notice: Expect delays on Macdonell for road repairs August 30


City to play greater role in protecting Guelph’s source water

August 1, 2017

Guelph among select municipalities to oversee and apply greater rigour to development in vulnerable source water areas Guelph, Ont., August 1, 2017 –The City of Guelph has improved its review process for sanitary sewer infrastructure projects to better protect our community’s vulnerable source water. The revised process allows the City of Guelph to complete the review process for the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change’s (MOECC) environmental compliance approval (ECA) applications internally. The MOECC makes the decision to grant the ECAs based on the City’s review. “We’re pleased to take this work on at the local level to provide faster service to our development community,” said Peter Rider, the City’s Risk Management Official. “This also allows us to participate more directly in the oversight… Continue reading City to play greater role in protecting Guelph’s source water


City optimizing the Wilson Street parkade

July 18, 2017

Council approves additional budget to fund larger parkade Guelph, Ont., July 18, 2017 – Last night, Guelph City Council approved fully building out the Wilson Street parkade with two additional storeys and a total of 496 parking spots, to better serve Guelph’s downtown parking needs sooner. During a special Council meeting on July 17, staff recommended that an additional $8.5 million in funding be approved, which includes $6.8 million of debt funding forecasted for the future Neeve Street parkade and $1.7 million transferred from existing City reserve funds, to optimize the Wilson Street reconstruction and parkade project. “We want to build the right parking solution for Guelph’s downtown—one large parkade on Wilson Street is a better and more timely solution than two smaller ones,” explains… Continue reading City optimizing the Wilson Street parkade


Green bike lanes and bike box coming to Gordon Street

July 11, 2017

Pilot aims to improve safety for all travelers Update, July 12, 2017—Bike lane painting along the southbound lanes of Gordon Street is complete. Painting of the bike box has been delayed and will likely be completed overnight Thursday, July 13, weather permitting. Guelph, Ont., July 11, 2017—The City of Guelph is testing and evaluating changes to bike lanes on Gordon Street to reduce the number of collisions between people driving, walking and biking in this area. Changes, which include painting only, will be made overnight tonight. “We developed this pilot project to help address the high number of reported collisions involving people driving, walking and biking on Gordon Street between Waterloo Avenue and Wellington Street,” said Jennifer Juste, the City’s Transportation Demand Management Program Manager.… Continue reading Green bike lanes and bike box coming to Gordon Street


Construction notice: Riverview Drive paving

July 5, 2017

Speedvale Avenue East to Waverley Drive The City is working with Capital Paving Inc to: Remove and repair concrete curbs Raise manholes, and Repave the road surface. All work will take place on City property. Road work begins July 24 Road work is expected to start on or about July 24 and continue for approximately three weeks, weather permitting. Lane reductions There will be a lane reduction but two-way traffic will be maintained for the duration of the work. Some noise due to equipment movement may be expected during work hours (Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.) The contractor will make every effort to minimize noise. Property access and parking Every effort will be made to maintain access to driveways within the work… Continue reading Construction notice: Riverview Drive paving


Construction notice: Summerfield Drive water equipment installation

June 30, 2017

West of Victoria Road South The City is installing underground water testing equipment to help find water leaks in City pipes so that repairs can be completed. This work will reduce water lost during delivery to customers. Construction starts early July Construction will start on or about July 10 and take about one week to complete, weather permitting. Eastbound lane closure on Summerfield Drive at Victoria Road South There will be an eastbound lane closure on Summerfield Drive west of Victoria Road south. All local businesses remain open and accessible. No Guelph Transit bus routes are affected by the work. Guelph Transit Guelph Transit route 5 will be temporarily detoured during construction. Visit guelphtransit.ca for information about stop changes and route detours. Property access and… Continue reading Construction notice: Summerfield Drive water equipment installation


Construction notice: Rickson Avenue water equipment installation

June 30, 2017

South of Kortright Road West The City is installing underground water testing equipment to help find water leaks in City pipes so that repairs can be completed. This work will reduce water lost during delivery to customers. Construction starts early July Construction will start on or about July 6 and take about one week to complete, weather permitting. Northbound lane reduction on Rickson Avenue at Kortright Road There will be a northbound lane reduction on Rickson Avenue south of Kortright Road. Traffic is requested to yield to on coming traffic. All local businesses remain open and accessible. No Guelph Transit bus routes are affected by the work. Property access and parking Every effort will be made to maintain access to driveways in the construction area… Continue reading Construction notice: Rickson Avenue water equipment installation


Construction notice: Kortright Road East and Sweeney Drive paving

June 20, 2017

Fieldstone Road to Zaduk Place The City is working with Capital Paving Inc. to: Remove and repair concrete curbs Raise manholes, and Repave the road surface. All work will take place on City property. Road work begins June 26 Road work is expected to start on or about June 26 and continue for approximately three weeks, weather permitting. Lane reductions There will be a lane reduction but two-way traffic will be maintained for the duration of the work. Some noise due to equipment movement may be expected during work hours (Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.) The contractor will make every effort to minimize noise. Property access and parking Every effort will be made to maintain access to driveways within the work area… Continue reading Construction notice: Kortright Road East and Sweeney Drive paving