Category Archives: Construction

Construction notice: Young Street construction starts August 21

August 15, 2018

Construction on Young Street is expected to begin on or about August 21 and take approximately one week, weather permitting. Continue reading Construction notice: Young Street construction starts August 21


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


Construction notice: Niska Road closed for site service starting August 21

August 8, 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 21 Construction is expected to begin on or about August 21 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 21


Construction notice: Palmer Street closed for construction starting August 20

August 8, 2018

Dunkirk Street and Stevenson Street North About the project The City of Guelph is working with Alfred Fach Excavating on behalf of the owner of 287 Palmer Street to install new water and sewer services to the new home. Construction begins August 20 Construction is expected to begin on or about August 20 and take approximately one week, weather permitting. Palmer Street will be closed Palmer Street will be closed to through traffic at approximately 287 Palmer Street throughout the project. Map of construction area The City appreciates your patience, understanding and co-operation during this important construction project. Any updates will be posted on guelph.ca/construction. For more information Jason Robinson, C.Tech, rcji, Construction Engineering Technologist II Technical Services, Engineering and Capital Infrastructure Services City of… Continue reading Construction notice: Palmer Street closed for construction starting August 20


Construction notice: Princess Street sidewalk construction starts in August

August 7, 2018

Division Street to Clarke Street West About the project Sidewalks on Princess Street are being extended from Division Street to Clarke Street West to implement the Sidewalk Needs Assessment Study approved by Council in July 2017. This street has been identified as a priority due to its proximity to an elementary school and recreational facilities, and due to the lack of sidewalks on either side of the street. Adding a sidewalk to the west side of Princess Street improves accessibility. City staff evaluated both sides of the road and selected the west side for the sidewalk for the following reasons: There is sufficient room in the public right of way to accommodate a standard 1.5 metre sidewalk with no impacts to private property; There are… Continue reading Construction notice: Princess Street sidewalk construction starts in August


Construction notice: Stone Road West and Gordon Street intersection asphalt work starts August 16

August 7, 2018

Stone Road West and Gordon 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. Once the road is paved, the City will be adding new markings to make it easier for people on bikes to navigate the intersection. This design, known as a protected intersection, eliminates the need for people on bikes to turn left from the traditional left-hand turn lane. Cyclists will have the option to cross the intersection in the designated green bike lane, wait on the corner for the light to turn green, and then cycle across the second leg in order to complete a left-hand turn. Construction… Continue reading Construction notice: Stone Road West and Gordon Street intersection asphalt work starts August 16


Construction notice: Arthur Street North closed for construction starting August 8

August 3, 2018

Grange Street and New Street About the project The City is working with Nabolsy Contracting Inc. to undertake private infrastructure work on behalf of the owner of 84 Arthur Street North to install sewer and water services to the new home. Construction starts August 8 Construction is expected to begin on or about August 8 and take approximately one week, weather permitting. Arthur Street North will be closed Arthur Street North will be closed to through traffic at approximately 84 Arthur Street North throughout construction. Sidewalk closed on the south side of Arthur Street North The sidewalk on the south side of Arthur Street North will be temporarily closed throughout the project. Property access Every effort will be made to maintain access to driveways in… Continue reading Construction notice: Arthur Street North closed for construction starting August 8


Construction notice: Elizabeth Street lane reductions starting August 21

August 3, 2018

Victoria Road South and Industrial Street About the project The City is working with Capital Paving Inc. to: Mill the road surface, Adjust manholes, and Repave the road surface. All work will take place on City property. Night paving begins August 21 Overnight paving work is expected to start on or about August 21 and continue for about one week, weather permitting. Lane reductions There will be shifting lane reductions during the work, however, traffic will maintained in both directions. Property and business access All businesses in the construction area remain open and accessible throughout construction. 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… Continue reading Construction notice: Elizabeth Street lane reductions starting August 21


Evergreen seniors facility to close for six weeks

August 2, 2018

Parking lot and sidewalk repairs begin July 2 UPDATE: Paving at Evergreen Seniors Community Centre will be delayed by two days. The parking lot will open on or about August 9, weather permitting. Guelph, Ont., June 18, 2018 – Starting July 2, the City of Guelph will begin repairs of the parking lot and sidewalk at the Evergreen Seniors Community Centre, located at 683 Woolwich Street. The work includes: Parking lot repairs and repaving Sidewalk replacement Lighting installation Garage waterproofing repairs As a result of this work, the parking lot and facility will close to the public for about six weeks. The Evergreen Restaurant will also temporarily close as of June 28 at 1 p.m. During the facility closure, the City will do general maintenance… Continue reading Evergreen seniors facility to close for six weeks


Water main break at 2 Quebec Street being repaired today

August 2, 2018

Update: August 2, 2018 at 2: 30 p.m.—Water main repairs complete. Road will reopen around 3 p.m. today. Westbound lanes closed between Norfolk and Baker Street Guelph, Ont., August 2, 2018—A water main break occurred at 2 Quebec Street early this morning. Crews are on site repairing the break and expect to be done later tonight, as long as there are no added complications. The City is notifying local businesses about the break. People living and working in the area may notice disruptions in water service and changes in water pressure. Impacted properties will be notified by City staff. Traffic and transit impacts Westbound lanes are closed and eastbound lanes remain open on Quebec Street between Norfolk and Baker Street. Guelph Transit routes 10, 20 and… Continue reading Water main break at 2 Quebec Street being repaired today


Construction notice: Metcalfe Street closed west of Eramosa Road starting August 1

August 1, 2018

About the project The City is replacing and upgrading a major water main on Eramosa Road and Glenhill Place. The water main work has passed recent quality testing and will now be connected to the existing City of Guelph water network. Water main work begins August 1 Construction will take approximately one evening, starting on August 1 at 6 p.m., weather permitting. Further paving of the site has yet to be determined. Lane reductions and detours Metcalfe Street will be closed west of Eramosa Road towards Pleasant Road for approximately 50 minutes. Driveways on Metcalfe Street will be accessible from Pleasant Road. Pedestrian access Pedestrian access will be maintained throughout construction. Property and business access All businesses in the construction area remain open and accessible… Continue reading Construction notice: Metcalfe Street closed west of Eramosa Road starting August 1


Construction notice: Speedvale Avenue West utility work to include lane closures starting August 2

July 31, 2018

Lewis Road to Woolwich Street About the project Rogers Communications Inc. is having their Contractor, Xact Drilling install underground fibre optic cable and conduit along Speedvale Avenue West in the coming weeks. Utility work starts August 2 Work is expected to begin on August 2 and end in early October. Speedvale Avenue westbound lane closures expected throughout summer Construction will require occasional, localized westbound lane closures on Speedvale Avenue between Lewis Road and Woolwich Street. Pedestrian access Pedestrians may be required to use the sidewalks across from the work area from Edinburgh Road North to Woolwich Street. Signs will be placed to direct pedestrians where to go. Map of construction area The City appreciates your patience, understanding and co-operation during this important construction project. Project… Continue reading Construction notice: Speedvale Avenue West utility work to include lane closures starting August 2


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

July 31, 2018

Phase 2B of the York Trunk Sewer and Paisley-Clythe Feedermain is set to start in August and take approximately two months, weather permitting. Continue reading Construction notice: York Trunk Sewer and Paisley-Clythe Feedermain Project


Fuel tank replacement at 45 Municipal Street starts July 30

July 30, 2018

Municipal Street and Denver Road Guelph, Ont., July 23, 2018 – The City is working with GHD Ltd. to remove an underground fuel tank at 45 Municipal Street, the property that houses the City’s fleet of vehicles. The tank is being replaced as a part of the City’s 25-year life cycle replacement schedule. The fuel tanks will be replaced with above-ground fuel pumps that offer improved environmental monitoring, including: Better visibility of the tanks’ physical and structural condition Improved leak detection Easier replacement in the future Keeping the fuel tanks on-site also allows the City to purchase fuel in bulk at a lower cost and keep fuel accessible to staff operating most of the City’s vehicles. Fuel tank replacement starts on July 30 Replacement of… Continue reading Fuel tank replacement at 45 Municipal Street starts July 30


Construction notice: Wilson Street sidewalk repairs start July 31

July 27, 2018

Carden Street to Gordon Street About the project The City is working to repair the retaining wall and bridge abutment on Wilson Street that had  loose concrete falling on to the sidewalk. Retaining wall repairs will start on July 31 For safety reasons, the sidewalk on Wilson Street from Carden Street to Gordon Street will be closed for repairs and will reopen on or about August 3, weather permitting. Pedestrian access During the repairs, pedestrian access is not permitted. Pedestrians should go around the closure using Norfolk Street or Wyndham Street. Guelph Farmers’ Market The Guelph Farmers’ Market is offering a free shuttle service for market customers to get to and from downtown parking lots starting July 28 from 8 a.m. to noon. Stop details… Continue reading Construction notice: Wilson Street sidewalk repairs start July 31


Guelph Police Service headquarters renovation schedule change

July 27, 2018

July 27, 2018—The completion date for the Guelph Police Service headquarters renovation has been extended to the end of 2019. The original projected date of completion was spring 2019. Why the project timeline is changing There has been an overall delay in construction progress as a result of a number of factors including: Weather: loss of time due to last winter’s weather conditions Excavation work: the bedrock was more extensive than geological testing suggested and excavation work has taken longer than expected Site complexity: renovating a working site is more complex than a new build or a renovation at an empty building as it requires coordinating multiple office space moves Delays like these can lead to an increased overall delay due to the need to… Continue reading Guelph Police Service headquarters renovation schedule change


Florence Lane and Brockville Avenue construction starts August 7

July 27, 2018

Eramosa River Park, Florence Lane and Brockville Avenue About the York Trunk Sewer and Paisley-Clythe Feeder main project The City continues phase two of the York Trunk Sewer and Paisley-Clythe Feedermain project that will expand Guelph’s water distribution infrastructure and create a new sanitary sewer link from the west side of Guelph to the east. Work in this phase takes place between Boult Avenue and Victoria Road, including the recreational trails and reconstruction of Brockville Avenue. Construction on Florence Lane starts August 7 Construction starts on Florence Lane on August 7 and will last approximately three months, weather permitting. There will be no traffic impacts; local access will be maintained. Pedestrian access The trail through Eramosa River Park is closed to pedestrians. Property and business… Continue reading Florence Lane and Brockville Avenue construction starts August 7


Metrolinx overnight work near Alma Street crossing August 3-8

July 26, 2018

Guelph Track Improvements: Imperial Road to Edinburgh Road 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 this 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. Weather permitting; the next phase requires overnight work, to be conducted between August 3… Continue reading Metrolinx overnight work near Alma Street crossing August 3-8


Fencing around Goldie Mill expanded for structural safety

July 25, 2018

Repairs to stone ruins and chimney to begin this summer Guelph, Ont., July 25, 2018 – The City of Guelph is expanding the fenced-off section around the Goldie Mill ruins to address structural concerns identified in an independent engineering report. Fencing will be expanded to reach about 1.52 metres from the base of the ruins on three sides. The recreational trail will remain open although it may be narrowed at some points. Repairs to the ruins will include work on the stone walls, horizontal supports and a window as well as work to the top of the chimney. This work is unrelated to the environmental testing and soil remediation work already underway on the site. The repairs will begin this summer and are expected to… Continue reading Fencing around Goldie Mill expanded for structural safety


Construction notice: Eramosa Road closed starting May 24

July 25, 2018

The City is replacing and upgrading a major watermain on Eramosa Road and Glenhill Place. Continue reading Construction notice: Eramosa Road closed starting May 24


Construction notice: Eramosa Road and Meyer Drive asphalt repair starts August 8

July 25, 2018

Stevenson Street North and Meyer Drive Eramosa Road asphalt repair starts August 8 Repairs are expected to start on August 8 at 7 a.m. The road will be reopened August 10, weather permitting. Eramosa Road eastbound lane reduced and Meyer Drive closed Eramosa will be reduced to one lane in the eastbound direction from Stevenson Street North to Meyer Drive. Meyer Drive will be closed at Eramosa Road and Laverne Avenue for asphalt milling. Paving starts on August 9, ending on August 10. 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. The… Continue reading Construction notice: Eramosa Road and Meyer Drive asphalt repair starts August 8


Construction notice: College Avenue East closed for construction starting August 20

July 25, 2018

College Avenue East at Lang Way (Powerhouse Lane) About the project Kieswetter Excavating will be carrying out road work for the University of Guelph. Construction on College Avenue East starts August 20 Work is expected to begin on August 20 and take about one week to complete, weather permitting. Traffic on College Avenue East will be detoured During construction, traffic will be detoured via Gordon Street, Stone Road East and Victoria Road South. Detour and information signs will be posted. Guelph Transit Guelph Transit route 15 will be detoured during construction. Visit guelphtransit.ca for route impacts. Pedestrian access The south side sidewalk on College Avenue East will be closed at the intersection of College Avenue East and Lang Way (Powerhouse Lane). Property and business access… Continue reading Construction notice: College Avenue East closed for construction starting August 20


Guelph police headquarters: July 2018 construction update

July 24, 2018

The renovation and expansion of Guelph Police Service’s headquarters is underway. Here is a summary of the work completed in July 2018. Progress to date East wing Washroom fixtures 90 per cent complete Wood door installation, including hardware, 90 per cent complete Painting 90 per cent complete Exterior wall finish (cladding) 80 per cent complete Interior vinyl composite tile work is 50 per cent complete Gym and sports room flooring complete Cabinets 80 per cent complete Roof over new addition complete, with about 60 per cent of the roof over the existing wing complete West wing Curtainwall frames (non-structural outer covering of a building for weather protection) 75 per cent complete Steel framing at the east corner 25 per cent complete Third floor drywall 5… Continue reading Guelph police headquarters: July 2018 construction update


Construction notice: Eramosa Road closed for construction starting July 9

July 24, 2018

Speedvale Avenue East to Brant Avenue About the project Kieswetter Excavating will be making water main and sewer connections to the City’s infrastructure as part of the Nima Trails Development. Construction on Eramosa Road begins July 9 Work is expected to begin on Monday, July 9 and be completed by August 4, weather permitting. Traffic on Eramosa Road will be detoured During construction, traffic will be detoured via Speedvale Avenue East and Watson Parkway North.  Detour and information signs will be posted. Pedestrian access will be closed at Brant Avenue and Speedvale Avenue East The City sidewalk will be closed at the intersection of Brant Avenue and Speedvale Avenue East. Property and business access and parking All businesses in the construction area remain open throughout… Continue reading Construction notice: Eramosa Road closed for construction starting July 9


Construction notice: Paving at public waste drop-off begins July 30

July 23, 2018

Limited access to Waste Resource Innovation Centre and public drop-off gates Notice date: July 23, 2018 The City is repaving internal roads at the Waste Resource Innovation Centre and public drop-off areas located at 110 Dunlop Drive starting July 30. Work will take about one month to complete, weather permitting. Site access and detours During paving, the City will alternate public access to the three drop-off gates. Please follow signs on site which will direct you to open gates for drop-offs. The administration office, including the public parking lot in front of the administration building, will be closed to vehicles and pedestrians from August 2-3 and for approximately one week at the end of August for paving. Administration office customer service will be accessible by… Continue reading Construction notice: Paving at public waste drop-off begins July 30


Construction notice: Memorial Crescent construction begins July 31

July 23, 2018

Memorial Crescent at Goldie Avenue About the project The City is working with Groundhog Excavating Ltd. to undertake private infrastructure work on behalf of the owner of 58 Memorial Crescent to construct and install sewer and water services to the new home. Construction starts July 31 Construction is expected to begin on or about July 31 and take approximately one week, weather permitting. Road remains opened to through traffic Memorial Crescent will have a temporary lane reduction, but will remain open to through traffic at all times. Sidewalk closed on the west side of Memorial Crescent The sidewalk on the west side of Memorial Crescent will be temporarily closed throughout the project. The sidewalk on the east side of Memorial Crescent and the sidewalk on… Continue reading Construction notice: Memorial Crescent construction begins July 31


Open house notice: Join us to discuss phase two of the Woodlawn Road multi-use path on August 2

July 20, 2018

Silvercreek Parkway to Imperial Road The City of Guelph is hosting an open house to present construction plans for the multi-use path on Woodlawn Road West from Silvercreek Parkway to Imperial Road. The multi-use path will be built on Woodlawn Road’s north and south sides between the existing curb and property line. The multi-use path will be three metres wide for use by pedestrians, cyclists and other users to get around. The multi-use path is funded by the Province under its Ontario Municipal Commuter Cycling Program to build safer, more connected cycling routes for Ontarians and to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transportation. The City of Guelph is contributing at least 20 per cent toward the total eligible project cost. Construction will include the… Continue reading Open house notice: Join us to discuss phase two of the Woodlawn Road multi-use path on August 2


Construction notice: Metcalfe Street eastbound lane closed starting July 19

July 18, 2018

Between Eramosa Road and Cadillac Drive The City is replacing and upgrading a major water main on Eramosa Road and Glenhill Place. The contractor is experiencing issues with the existing City water infrastructure and will require a closure to further investigate. Construction begins July 19 Construction will take approximately one evening, starting on July 19 at 7 p.m., weather permitting. Further paving of the site has yet to be determined. Lane reductions and detours The eastbound lane of Metcalfe Street will be closed between Eramosa Road towards Cadillac Drive. Only local traffic will be permitted. Property and business access All businesses in the construction area remain open and accessible throughout construction. Every effort will be made to maintain access to driveways in the construction area… Continue reading Construction notice: Metcalfe Street eastbound lane closed starting July 19


Construction notice: Speedvale Avenue East closed starting July 27

July 17, 2018

Woolwich Street to Stevenson Street North As part of the ongoing Hydro work on this project, Guelph Hydro Energy Systems Inc. will be constructing underground electrical infrastructure across Speedvale Ave. E. at multiple location.  This work will require a full road closure. Construction starts July 27 Work is expected to begin on Friday, July 27 at 9 p.m. and will take all weekend to complete, weather permitting.  The road is expected to reopen at 9 p.m. on July 29. Traffic will be detoured via Woolwich Street, Woodlawn Road and Victoria Road Traffic will be detoured using Woolwich Street, Woodlawn Road East and Victoria Road North. Detour and information signs are installed. Pedestrian access Pedestrian access on City sidewalks will be limited. Please follow the signs… Continue reading Construction notice: Speedvale Avenue East closed starting July 27


Construction notice: Wellington Street paving Gordon to McCrae begins July 20

July 17, 2018

McCrae Boulevard to Gordon Street About the project 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 20 Road work is expected to start on or about July 20 and continue for approximately two weeks. There will be overnight paving work following the concrete work. All dates are weather permitting. Lane reductions There will be a lane reduction, however, two-way traffic will be maintained for the duration of the work. Map of construction area Property and business access All businesses in the construction area remain open and accessible throughout construction. Every effort will be made to maintain access to driveways in… Continue reading Construction notice: Wellington Street paving Gordon to McCrae begins July 20


Construction notice: Wellington Street West paving starts July 23

July 17, 2018

About the project The City is working with Capital Paving Inc. to: Remove the existing asphalt surface, Adjust manholes, and Repave the road surface. All work will take place on City property. Road work begins July 23 Road work is expected to start on or about Monday, July 23 and continue for approximately one week. There will be overnight paving work following the removal of the existing asphalt. All dates are weather permitting. Lane reductions There will be a lane reduction but two-way traffic will be maintained for the duration of the work. Pedestrian access Pedestrian sidewalk access will be maintained. Property and business access All businesses in the construction area remain open and accessible throughout construction. Every effort will be made to maintain access… Continue reading Construction notice: Wellington Street West paving starts July 23


Metrolinx overnight work near Silvercreek Parkway crossing July 20-23

July 17, 2018

Guelph Track Improvements: Imperial Road to Edinburgh Road 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. Weather permitting; the next phase requires overnight work to be conducted near the Silvercreek… Continue reading Metrolinx overnight work near Silvercreek Parkway crossing July 20-23


Construction notice: Paisley Feedermain construction starts July 23

July 12, 2018

Waterloo Avenue and Silvercreek Parkway Update July 12: Waterloo Avenue at Silvercreek Parkway will be closed starting July 23. Update June 28: Waterloo Avenue at Silvercreek Parkway will be closed for two weeks starting July 16 while installation of the watermain crosses the roadway. About the project The City is about to begin construction on the Paisley Feedermain project. Work will take place on Waterloo Avenue between Silvercreek Parkway and Wellington Street and Silvercreek Parkway from Waterloo Avenue north past the first set of railway tracks. The Paisley Feedermain project includes the installation of a feedermain water pipe to supply water to the Paisley Reservoir, and the replacement of the local water pipe, sanitary sewer and storm sewer. Silvercreek Parkway will be reconstructed with two lanes of… Continue reading Construction notice: Paisley Feedermain construction starts July 23


Construction notice: Raglan Street traffic signs changed to improve traffic

July 11, 2018

At Omar Street About the project The City has changed traffic signs on Raglan Street at Omar Street to improve traffic flow in the community. All yield signs have been removed on Raglan Street between Edinburgh Road North and Alma Street. In the same area, two stops signs have been installed on Raglan Street and one on Omar Street. Map of area For more information Steve Anderson, Supervisor, Traffic Engineering Engineering and Capital Infrastructure Services 519-822-1260 extension 2037 steve.anderson@guelph.ca


Construction notice: Delhi Street and Speedvale Avenue intersection closed starting July 5

July 4, 2018

North side of Delhi Street at Speedvale Avenue East About the project Hydro crews are working on the underground installation on Speedvale Avenue East as part of the ongoing reconstruction project.  As part of the work, they must excavate Delhi Street at the Speedvale intersection, on the north side. During that work, Delhi Street will be closed at the intersection. Construction starts July 5 Construction on Delhi Street is expected to begin on or about July 5 for two days, weather permitting. Delhi Street closed at Speedvale Avenue East The north side of Delhi Street at Speedvale Avenue East will be closed in both directions. Guelph Transit Guelph Transit route 12 will be temporarily detoured during construction. Visit guelphtransit.ca for information about stop changes and… Continue reading Construction notice: Delhi Street and Speedvale Avenue intersection closed starting July 5


Construction notice: Elizabeth Street curb repairs start July 9

July 3, 2018

Victoria Road South to Industrial Street About the project The City is working with Capital Paving Inc. to remove and repair concrete curbs on Elizabeth Street, where needed, prior to paving. All work will take place on City property. Construction begins July 9 Construction is expected to start on or about Monday, July 9 and continue for approximately one week, weather permitting. Overnight paving work will follow curb repair work. A separate notice will be provided when this work is scheduled. Lane reductions There will be a lane reduction on Elizabeth Street, however, two-way traffic will be maintained. Map of construction area Property and business access All businesses in the construction area remain open and accessible throughout construction. Every effort will be made to maintain… Continue reading Construction notice: Elizabeth Street curb repairs start July 9


Construction notice: Delhi Street parking restrictions start July 3

July 3, 2018

Speedvale Avenue East to the west side of Riverview Drive About the project Guelph Hydro crews are working on hydro lines on Speedvale Avenue East in early July as a part of the Speedvale Avenue reconstruction project. A detour around the closure is required. Parking restrictions on Delhi Street begin July 3 There will be no on-street parking available on the west side of Delhi Street between Speedvale Avenue East and Riverview Drive starting on July 3, weather permitting.  Parking on the east side of Delhi Street will remain the same. The work is expected to impact parking until fall 2019. Guelph Transit detour begins June 26 Guelph Transit route 12 will be detoured throughout the project. For more information, visit guelphtransit.ca. Map of construction area… Continue reading Construction notice: Delhi Street parking restrictions start July 3


Upgrades coming to a playground near you

July 3, 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


Water main break on Speedvale Avenue East being repaired today

June 29, 2018

Road closed between Delhi Steet and Metcalfe Street Update, June 30, 2018: the water main has been repaired and the road has reopened. Guelph, Ont., June 29, 2018—A water main break occurred at 243 Speedvale Avenue east between Metcalfe and Delhi around 3 p.m. today. Crews are on site repairing the break now and expect to be done later tonight or early in the morning, as long as there are no added complications. The City has notified local residents about the break. Significant water  has surfaced in the roadway causing asphalt heaving and road flooding. People living and working in the area may notice disruptions in water service and changes in water pressure. Traffic and transit impacts Speedvale Avenue East is closed to all traffic… Continue reading Water main break on Speedvale Avenue East being repaired today


Construction notice: Willow Road paving starts July 9

June 28, 2018

Applewood Crescent to Edinburgh Road North 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. Willow Road is an arterial roadway as per the Official Plan. It will be repainted with two vehicle lanes (one in each direction), a centre turning lane, and on-road bike lanes. The addition of on-road bike lanes is consistent with the Council-approved Bicycle Policy (2009) and the Cycling Master Plan (2013). For more information on the Cycling Master Plan, please visit guelph.ca/bike. Road work begins July 9 Road work is expected to start on or about July 9 and continue for about four weeks, weather permitting. Lanes will be reduced… Continue reading Construction notice: Willow Road paving starts July 9


Construction notice: Stone Road/Gordon Street intersection traffic signal work starts July 16

June 27, 2018

The City is working with TM3 Inc. to install new underground traffic signal infrastructure in the Stone Road/Gordon Street intersection. Work begins July 16 Road work is expected to start on or about Monday, July 16 and continue for about four weeks. The duration of work may need to be extended due to weather. Overnight paving work will follow underground traffic signal work. A separate notice will be provided when this work is scheduled. Lane reductions There will be shifting lane reductions during the work. Traffic will be maintained in all directions throughout the work, including turning, which may need to be made from centre lanes. Delays should be expected. Pedestrian and property access Pedestrian sidewalk access will be maintained, however delays should be expected… Continue reading Construction notice: Stone Road/Gordon Street intersection traffic signal work starts July 16


Construction notice: East Parkade lighting upgrade and stairwell repair begins July 3

June 27, 2018

About the project Scheduled lighting upgrade work on all levels including the roof of the East Parkade will begin on July 3, 2018. The lighting upgrade will replace the existing lighting with high-efficiency LED lighting on all levels of the parkade. The City will also install new exit signage. The new LED lighting provides brighter, cleaner light quality, further extending the City’s commitment to finding environmentally friendly solutions as we renovate City facilities. Crews will also be repairing two of the parkade’s stairwells which will require the full closure of each stairwell, beginning with the North West stairwell. Only one stairwell will be closed at a time. It is expected that the work will be completed by late summer 2018. Work to begin July 3… Continue reading Construction notice: East Parkade lighting upgrade and stairwell repair begins July 3


Construction notice: Duke and Arthur streets closed starting July 9

June 27, 2018

Arthur Street sanitary trunk sewer and road construction 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 will take place between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday to Friday, and over one weekend… Continue reading Construction notice: Duke and Arthur streets closed starting July 9


Guelph police headquarters: June 2018 construction update

June 25, 2018

The renovation and expansion of Guelph Police Service’s headquarters is underway. Here is a summary of the work completed in June 2018. Progress to date East wing Ceramic flooring work complete Ceiling complete Men’s washroom and shower partition complete Rooftop HVAC unit installed Washroom fixtures 80 per cent complete Wood door installation, including hardware, 80 per cent complete Sheet vinyl flooring 75 per cent complete Painting 60 per cent complete Exterior wall finish (cladding) 60 per cent complete Front entrance flooring poured and sidewalk complete West wing Roof on new addition complete Exterior brickwork complete Lower windows installed Detention cell doors and frames installed Generator frame complete and generator installed Curtainwall frames (non-structural outer covering of a building for weather protection) 25 per cent complete… Continue reading Guelph police headquarters: June 2018 construction update


Construction notice: New pedestrian crossover to be installed on Grange Road starting July 30

June 22, 2018

Auden Road and Schroder Crescent About the project The City is working with TM3 Inc. to install a new pedestrian crossover on the west side of the Grange Road and Auden Road/Schroder Crescent intersection. The new crossover will include: Ladder style crossover pavement markings Shark’s teeth yield lines “Stop for pedestrians” signs Flashing lights Overhead pedestrian crossing traffic signs New crossover to be installed July 30 Installation is expected to start July 30, and will continue for approximately three weeks, weather permitting. Lane reductions and detours Traffic will be maintained in both directions, however, there will be lane reductions and delays should be expected. Pedestrian access Pedestrian sidewalk access will be maintained throughout the working area at all times. Map of construction area The City… Continue reading Construction notice: New pedestrian crossover to be installed on Grange Road starting July 30


Construction notice: New pedestrian crossover to be installed on Grange Road starting August 1

June 22, 2018

Grange Road at Kearney Street About the project The City is working with TM3 Inc. to install a new pedestrian crossover on the east side of the intersection of Grange Road at Kearney Street. The new crossover includes: Ladder style crossover pavement markings Shark’s teeth yield lines “Stop for pedestrians” traffic signs Flashing lights Overhead pedestrian crossing traffic signs New crossover to be installed August 1 Installation is expected to start August 1, and will continue for approximately three weeks, weather permitting. Lane reductions and detours Traffic will be maintained in both directions, however, there will be lane reductions and delays should be expected. Pedestrian access Pedestrian sidewalk access will be maintained throughout the working area at all times. Map of construction area The City… Continue reading Construction notice: New pedestrian crossover to be installed on Grange Road starting August 1


Construction notice: New pedestrian crossover to be installed on Waterloo Avenue starting August 7

June 22, 2018

Waterloo Avenue west of Beachwood Avenue About the project The City is working with TM3 Inc. to install a new pedestrian crossover on Waterloo Avenue, west of Beachwood Avenue. The new crossover includes: Ladder style crossover pavement markings Shark’s teeth yield lines “Stop for pedestrians” traffic signs Flashing lights Overhead pedestrian crossing traffic signs New crossover to be installed August 7 Installation is expected to start on or about Wednesday, August 7, and will continue for approximately three weeks, weather permitting. Lane reductions and detours Traffic will be maintained in both directions, however, there will be lane reductions and delays should be expected. Pedestrian access Pedestrian sidewalk access will be maintained throughout the working area at all times. Map of construction area The City appreciates… Continue reading Construction notice: New pedestrian crossover to be installed on Waterloo Avenue starting August 7


Construction notice: New pedestrian crossover to be installed on Woodlawn Road East

June 22, 2018

Woodlawn Road at Atto Drive About the project The City is working with TM3 Inc. to install a new pedestrian crossover on the east side of the intersection at Woodlawn road and Atto Drive. The new pedestrian crossover will include: Ladder style crossover pavement markings Shark’s teeth yield lines “Stop for pedestrians” signs New crossover to be installed August 10 Installation of the new crossover is expected to start around August 10 and will continue for approximately three weeks, weather permitting. There will be no lane reductions or detours Traffic will be maintained in both directions, however, there will be lane reductions and delays should be expected. Pedestrian access Pedestrian sidewalk access will be maintained throughout the working area at all times. Map of construction… Continue reading Construction notice: New pedestrian crossover to be installed on Woodlawn Road East