Category Archives: Construction

Water main break at Edinburgh and College being repaired

October 13, 2018

Two north bound lanes currently closed Guelph, Ont., October 13, 2018—A water main break occurred at 328 Edinburgh Road South. The break is in the north bound lanes. City crews are currently conducting repairs. Both north bound lanes of Edinburgh Road South will be closed to through traffic from College Avenue to Floral Drive. The south bound left turn lane will also be closed. Both south bound lanes will be maintained. The break is anticipated to affect traffic until approximately 6 a.m. depending on site conditions. Final road restoration may not be fully complete until later in the week. Media contact Kier Taylor, Supervisor of Distribution Metering Water Services City of Guelph 519-822-1260 extension 2164 kier.taylor@guelph.ca


Construction notice: Silvercreek Skate Park repairs start October 15

October 12, 2018

The City is repairing a small section of concrete surface at Silvercreek Skate Park starting October 15. During repairs, the skate park will remain open. Continue reading Construction notice: Silvercreek Skate Park repairs start October 15


Construction notice: New turning lanes coming to Clair Road and Victoria Road in November

October 12, 2018

Construction is anticipated to start at the end of October and be completed by the end of November. Continue reading Construction notice: New turning lanes coming to Clair Road and Victoria Road in November


Construction notice: Elmira Road South construction starts October 22

October 12, 2018

Construction on Elmira Road is expected to begin on or about October 18 and take approximately two days, weather permitting. Continue reading Construction notice: Elmira Road South construction starts October 22


Construction notice: Macdonell Street asphalt repairs start October 12

October 9, 2018

Road work on Macdonell Street is expected to start on October 12 at 7 a.m. and end around noon the same day, weather permitting. Continue reading Construction notice: Macdonell Street asphalt repairs start October 12


Construction notice: Retaining wall construction on Victoria Road South starts October 15

October 5, 2018

Work on the southbound side of Victoria Road South is expected to begin on Monday, October 15 and take about four weeks to complete, weather permitting. Continue reading Construction notice: Retaining wall construction on Victoria Road South starts October 15


Construction notice: Macdonell Street and Woolwich Street intersection construction starts October 22

October 5, 2018

Construction on Macdonell and Woolwich Streets is expected to begin on or about October 22 and take approximately one week, weather permitting. Continue reading Construction notice: Macdonell Street and Woolwich Street intersection construction starts October 22


Construction notice: Arkell Road construction begins October 9

October 2, 2018

Construction on Arkell Road is expected to begin on or about October 9 and take approximately two days, weather permitting. Continue reading Construction notice: Arkell Road construction begins October 9


Construction notice: Western Hotel Laneway closed for asphalt repair starting October 22

October 2, 2018

Road work is expected to start on or about October 22 at 7 a.m. and end October 24, weather permitting. Continue reading Construction notice: Western Hotel Laneway closed for asphalt repair starting October 22


West Parkade reopens October 9

October 2, 2018

Repairs at the West Parkade are complete, and it will reopen for permit holders and public daily use on Tuesday, October 9. Continue reading West Parkade reopens October 9


Construction notice: Ontario Street closed for construction starting October 9

October 1, 2018

Construction on Ontario Street is expected to begin on or about October 9 and take approximately one week, weather permitting. Continue reading Construction notice: Ontario Street closed for construction starting October 9


Construction notice: York Road lane reductions start October 15

October 1, 2018

York road will be restricted to one lane of traffic during the day from October 15 to 18 with all lanes open in the evening. Continue reading Construction notice: York Road lane reductions start October 15


Construction notice: Surrey Street closed for paving starting October 10

October 1, 2018

Road work on Surrey Street is expected to start on or about October 10 and continue for approximately one week, weather permitting. Continue reading Construction notice: Surrey Street closed for paving starting October 10


Construction notice: City drilling groundwater monitoring well near Wellington Street West

September 28, 2018

The City of Guelph will drill a permanent monitoring well along the north side of Wellington Street West, between Waterloo Avenue and Edinburgh Road South. Continue reading Construction notice: City drilling groundwater monitoring well near Wellington Street West


Construction notice: Eramosa Road closed for paving starting October 12

September 26, 2018

Eramosa Road will be closed at Metcalfe Street to Delhi Street on or about October 12 at 6 p.m. to and should reopen the same day, weather permitting. Continue reading Construction notice: Eramosa Road closed for paving starting October 12


Construction notice: Crosswalk improvements to Sunnylea Crescent starting October 1

September 25, 2018

Construction on Sunnylea Crescent is scheduled to start on or about October 1 and be completed in one week, weather permitting. Continue reading Construction notice: Crosswalk improvements to Sunnylea Crescent starting October 1


Guelph police headquarters: September 2018 construction update

September 25, 2018

The renovation and expansion of Guelph Police Service’s headquarters is underway. Here is a summary of work completed in September 2018. Continue reading Guelph police headquarters: September 2018 construction update


Construction notice: Woodlawn Road multi-use path and underground infrastructure construction starts October 9

September 25, 2018

Construction on Woodlawn Road is expected to start tentatively on or about October 9 and be completed by June 2019, weather permitting. Continue reading Construction notice: Woodlawn Road multi-use path and underground infrastructure construction starts October 9


Construction notice: Edinburgh Road North curb and sidewalk repairs start October 1

September 24, 2018

Construction is expected to take place between October 1 and October 12 and take approximately three days, weather permitting. Continue reading Construction notice: Edinburgh Road North curb and sidewalk repairs start October 1


Construction notice: Tiffany Street West closed for curb and sidewalk repairs starting October 1

September 24, 2018

Construction to Tiffant Street is expected to begin on or about October 1, and take approximately one day to complete, weather permitting. Continue reading Construction notice: Tiffany Street West closed for curb and sidewalk repairs starting October 1


Water main break at 236 Gordon Street will be repaired tomorrow

September 24, 2018

Gordon Street will be closed between Forbes Avenue/Dormie Lane and James Street from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 25 to allow for water main repairs. Continue reading Water main break at 236 Gordon Street will be repaired tomorrow


Metrolinx overnight work continues in Guelph

September 24, 2018

Guelph Track Improvements: Imperial Road to Edinburgh Road September 24, 2018 – Metrolinx has begun a multi-year construction program to expand and improve service on GO Transit’s Kitchener line. Improving GO service means upgrading existing infrastructure to increase speeds and ensure the safety of trains travelling through the Guelph Subdivision. The first phase of work, which started in April, is still underway. You have probably noticed that we are clearing vegetation from the corridor and installing and upgrading fencing. The next phase and what it means for you While we do our best to complete track maintenance during the day, on occasion we require some overnight work, to be completed while rail traffic is lighter. There will be an increased presence of night work throughout the project area;… Continue reading Metrolinx overnight work continues in Guelph


Construction notice: King and Queen Street laneway asphalt repairs start September 26

September 21, 2018

Repairs start on or about September 26 and final paving will take place the following day on September 27, weather permitting. Continue reading Construction notice: King and Queen Street laneway asphalt repairs start September 26


Upgrades coming to a playground near you

September 21, 2018

Ten playgrounds across the city will be upgraded this year.  Each playground will be closed during construction Continue reading Upgrades coming to a playground near you


UPDATED Construction notice: Rail bridge construction at Wellington Street and Macdonell Street starts September 17

September 18, 2018

Construction to the Macdonell Street rail bridge will start on or about September 17 and last for about four weeks, weather permitting. Continue reading UPDATED Construction notice: Rail bridge construction at Wellington Street and Macdonell Street starts September 17


Construction notice: Trail improvements coming to Skov Park on October 2

September 13, 2018

Construction to the trail in Skov Park is expected to start on or about October 2 and be completed October 4, weather permitting. Continue reading Construction notice: Trail improvements coming to Skov Park on October 2


UPDATED Construction notice: Duke and Arthur streets closed starting July 9

September 13, 2018

Arthur Street sanitary trunk sewer and road construction UPDATE: All underground work and paving should be completed on or about September 14, weather permitting. The City is working with Sousa Concrete to upgrade underground water and sewer pipes on Arthur Street from Alice Street to approximately 200 metres north of Cross Street, and on Duke Street from Elizabeth Street to south of the existing rail crossing. This work is part of the Arthur Street sanitary trunk sewer project. Construction work includes the installation of sanitary and storm sewer pipes, water pipes, curbs, sidewalks, driveway aprons and road paving. Construction starts July 9 Work on Duke Street is expected to start the week of July 9 and will take one month to complete, weather permitting. Work… Continue reading UPDATED Construction notice: Duke and Arthur streets closed starting July 9


Construction notice: Starwood Drive paving starts September 17

September 11, 2018

Chesterton Lane to Lee Street About the project The City is working with Capital Paving Inc. to: Remove and repair concrete curbs, Adjust manholes, and Repave the road surface. All work will take place on City property. Road work begins September 17 Road work is expected to start on or about Monday September 17 and continue for approximately four weeks, weather permitting. Starwood Drive will have lane reductions There will be a lane reduction on Starwood Drive, however, two-way traffic will be maintained. Pedestrian access will remain open Sidewalks along Starwood Drive will be open throughout the project, however, pedestrians may be directed by signs to detour from their route. The school crossing guard at the intersection of Starwood Drive and Lee Street will be… Continue reading Construction notice: Starwood Drive paving starts September 17


Construction notice: Victoria Road North paving starts September 11

September 7, 2018

Paving of Victoria Road North is expected to start on or about September 11 and continue for approximately one week, weather permitting. Continue reading Construction notice: Victoria Road North paving starts September 11


Construction notice: Niska Road Bridge construction starts September 10

September 7, 2018

Niska Road to City limits About the project The City is starting construction of the new Niska Road Bridge. Work will be completed by Sierra Bridge out of Woodstock Ontario. The City of Guelph initiated a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) to investigate opportunities to improve Niska Road from Ptarmigan Drive to the City limits. The EA was completed in December 2015. Some of the recommendations included reconstructing Niska Road from Ptarmigan Drive to the City limits and reconstructing the Niska Road bridge as a two-lane crossing with considerations made for pedestrians and cyclists. Construction of the bridge starts  September 10 Construction will start the week of September, 10 and continue throughout the winter to be completed May of 2019, weather permitting. Following the bridge… Continue reading Construction notice: Niska Road Bridge construction starts September 10


Construction notice: Victoria Road North lane reductions starting September 8

September 7, 2018

Victoria Road North repairs are expected to start on September 8 between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., weather permitting. Continue reading Construction notice: Victoria Road North lane reductions starting September 8


Construction notice: Emma Street well site construction

September 6, 2018

The City is working with our contractor to install a water chamber at the Emma Street well located at 93 Emma Street. Continue reading Construction notice: Emma Street well site construction


Construction notice: Metcalfe Street closed for water main repair starting September 6

September 5, 2018

Metcalfe Street will be closed at Eramosa Road on or about September 6 at noon to September 7 at noon, weather permitting. Continue reading Construction notice: Metcalfe Street closed for water main repair starting September 6


Construction notice: Lynwood Avenue construction begins September 24

September 5, 2018

Construction on Lynwood Avenue is expected to begin on or about September 24 and take approximately one week, weather permitting. Continue reading Construction notice: Lynwood Avenue construction begins September 24


Construction notice: Bagot Street reconstruction starts September 10

September 4, 2018

Construction on Bagot Street is expected to start September 10 and is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2018, weather permitting. Continue reading Construction notice: Bagot Street reconstruction starts September 10


Construction notice: Elizabeth street closed for storm sewer installation starting October 22

September 4, 2018

Construction on Elizabeth Street will start on or about October 22 for approximately two months, weather permitting. Continue reading Construction notice: Elizabeth street closed for storm sewer installation starting October 22


Construction notice: Edinburgh Road South closed for rail track replacement starting August 31

August 30, 2018

Construction on Edinburgh Road South starts August 31 at 8 p.m. and is expected to be complete by September 3, weather permitting. Continue reading Construction notice: Edinburgh Road South closed for rail track replacement starting August 31


Construction notice: Verney water tower project schedule update

August 30, 2018

This construction notice provides an updated timeline for the Verney Water tower construction activities taking place this fall. Continue reading Construction notice: Verney water tower project schedule update


Construction notice: Alma Street closed for track replacement starting September 14

August 30, 2018

Rail work on Alma Street is expected to start on or about September 14 and be complete by September 17 at 4 a.m., weather permitting. Continue reading Construction notice: Alma Street closed for track replacement starting September 14


Construction notice: Woolwich Street lane closure starting August 30

August 28, 2018

Work on Woolwich Street is scheduled to start on or about August 30 and is expected to be completed on the same day, weather permitting. Continue reading Construction notice: Woolwich Street lane closure starting August 30


Guelph police headquarters: August 2018 construction update

August 28, 2018

The renovation and expansion of Guelph Police Service’s headquarters is underway. Here is a summary of the work completed in August 2018. Continue reading Guelph police headquarters: August 2018 construction update


Construction notice: Poppy Drive West closed for asphalt repairs August 29

August 27, 2018

The City is working to repair asphalt on Poppy Drive West following a water main infrastructure repair. Road work starts August 28. Continue reading Construction notice: Poppy Drive West closed for asphalt repairs August 29


Construction notice: Rodney Boulevard closed for construction starting August 29

August 27, 2018

Construction at 78 Rodney Boulevard is expected to begin on or about August 29 and take approximately one week, weather permitting. Continue reading Construction notice: Rodney Boulevard closed for construction starting August 29


Trail improvements coming to Crane Park starting September 5

August 27, 2018

The City is working in Crane Park starting September 5, 2018 to improve the existing trail and remove invasive buckthorn. Continue reading Trail improvements coming to Crane Park starting September 5


UPDATED: Metrolinx rail work starts April 30 in Guelph

August 27, 2018

Track Improvements between Imperial Road and Edinburgh Road UPDATE: There will be increased night work in this area starting August 27, 2018. Residents will be notified by Metrolinx about the work. Metrolinx, an agency of the Province of Ontario, is working to transform the way the region moves by building a seamless, convenient, and integrated transit network across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. Over the next ten years, Metrolinx is transforming the existing GO rail system to deliver a whole new rapid transit experience to your community. With more frequent train service you’ll have more options to get you where you need to go. The local project Metrolinx has begun a multi-year construction program to expand and improve the existing GO Transit service network.… Continue reading UPDATED: Metrolinx rail work starts April 30 in Guelph


Construction notice: Royal Recreation Trail closed for resurfacing starting August 24

August 24, 2018

The City is working on resurfacing Royal Recreation Trail in the north east end of the city. Construction will be complete by September 4. Continue reading Construction notice: Royal Recreation Trail closed for resurfacing starting August 24


Construction notice: Niska Road closed for site service starting August 27

August 21, 2018

Whittaker Court and Tanager Drive About the project The City of Guelph is working with Alfred Fach Excavating on behalf of Hira Custom Homes to install new water and sewer pipes to service the properties at 150, 156 and 162 Niska Road. Construction begins August 27 Construction is expected to begin on or about August 27 and take approximately two weeks, weather permitting. Niska Road will be closed Niska Road will be closed to through traffic at approximately 150 to 162 Niska Road throughout the project. 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… Continue reading Construction notice: Niska Road closed for site service starting August 27


Construction notice: Weekend work required as part of Verney water tower project

August 10, 2018

Notice date: August 10, 2018 The City is continuing with the planned maintenance at the Verney water tower consisting of removing the existing coating of paint and repainting the interior and exterior of the tank, upgrading the tower safety systems and installing new pipes and valves. In the previous construction notice (dated June 5, 2018) we indicated that the contractor will need to work some Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. to ensure timely completion of this project.  Due to delays caused by weather and unforeseen conditions, the contractor will need to do some quiet work on Sundays. Sunday work will not include sandblasting or operation of large equipment but may allow for such activities as putting up tarps and hand painting. Completing this… Continue reading Construction notice: Weekend work required as part of Verney water tower project


Construction notice: Victoria Road South paving starts August 10

August 10, 2018

Eramosa River Bridge to Stone Road About the project The City is working with Capital Paving Inc. to: Widen the bike lane and pave the shoulders, adding painted, buffered bike lanes, Adjust manholes, and Pave the road surface. All work will take place on City property. The bicycle lanes will connect the Eramosa River Bridge to the existing bike lanes on Victoria Road near Stone Road. A buffer will be added between motorized traffic and the bike lane, similar to bike lanes on Stone Road East. This project is part of implementing the Cycling Master Plan. Road work begins August 10 Road work is expected to start on or about August 10 and continue for approximately one week, weather permitting. Lane reductions There will be… Continue reading Construction notice: Victoria Road South paving starts August 10


Construction notice: College Avenue lane restrictions begin August 13

August 9, 2018

Edinburgh Road South and Vanier Drive Notice date: August 9, 2018 About the project The City is working with a Pipeline Repair Services to repair two water valves on a section of water main on College Avenue West between Edinburgh Road South and Vanier Drive. Construction begins August 13 The work will being on Monday, August 13 and last three days, weather permitting. Traffic impacts On Monday, August 13, the west bound lane on College Avenue will be closed from Edinburgh Road South to Lynwood Avenue. It is anticipated that this section of College Avenue will be reopened by late Tuesday afternoon, as long as there are no added complications. The detour for the westbound lane closure is Edinburgh Road to Stone Road to Scottsdale… Continue reading Construction notice: College Avenue lane restrictions begin August 13