Category Archives: Construction

Upgrades coming to a playground near you

December 14, 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


Construction notice: Waverley Drive sidewalk work begins December 17

December 12, 2018

Stevenson Street North and Knightswood Boulevard About the project J.G. Goetz Construction Limited is undertaking work to construct a ditch between the residences at 62 and 64 Waverley Drive. Construction schedule Construction is expected to begin on or about December 17 and take approximately one week, weather permitting. Pedestrian access The sidewalk on the north side of Waverley Drive will be temporarily closed at approximately 62 and 64 Waverley Drive throughout the project. Pedestrians should use the south sidewalk between Stevenson Street North and Knightswood Boulevard for safe travel. Property and business access and parking 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… Continue reading Construction notice: Waverley Drive sidewalk work begins December 17


Construction notice: Railway crossing signal improvements at Eramosa Road

December 6, 2018

Guelph Junction Railway Ltd will be upgrading railway signals at Eramosa Road from incandescent 8” to LED 12” to improve driver and train safety. Construction takes place December 18 Signal upgrades will take place on Tuesday, December 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., weather depending. Lane reductions on December 18 Eramosa Road will be reduced to single lane traffic in each direction between Woolwich Street and Arthur Street North for a period of four hours each respectively. Pedestrian access Sidewalks will remain open for pedestrians. However, pedestrians are to use caution when approaching the lane closure locations and watch for overhead work equipment. Property and business access and parking No impact to businesses and parking. City services There will be no interruption to any City services during construction. Map of construction area… Continue reading Construction notice: Railway crossing signal improvements at Eramosa Road


Goldie Mill chimney investigation scheduled for end of November

November 26, 2018

The City is investigating the underground condition of the Goldie Mill chimney foundation starting about November 30. Work will take two days. Continue reading Goldie Mill chimney investigation scheduled for end of November


Construction notice: Baker Street lot cable installation begins November 28

November 26, 2018

Crews will be installing underground cabling, which will provide internet support for the new parking equipment in 2019, in the Baker Street lot. Continue reading Construction notice: Baker Street lot cable installation begins November 28


Guelph police headquarters: November 2018 construction update

November 22, 2018

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


Construction notice: Paisley Street construction begins November 27

November 20, 2018

Between Clinton Street and Harrison Avenue About the project Sutcliffe Homes Inc. is undertaking siding replacement work at 186 Paisley Street. Construction begins November 27 Construction is expected to begin on or about November 27 and take approximately one day, weather permitting. Lane reductions There will be a lane reduction on Paisley Street; however, two-way traffic will be maintained. City services There will be no interruption to any City services during construction. Waste collection will not be affected. Please continue to place your green, blue and grey carts at the curb, as per your regular schedule. 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 Paulo de… Continue reading Construction notice: Paisley Street construction begins November 27


Starwood Drive paving delayed until 2019

November 19, 2018

The paving of the surface coat of Starwood Drive is being delayed until 2019. Manholes and water valves are lowered in preparation for winter. Continue reading Starwood Drive paving delayed until 2019


Demolition scheduled for City-owned house on Emma Street

November 19, 2018

The City has contracted Kieswetter Demolition Inc. to demolish a vacant City-owned house at 95 Emma Street. Continue reading Demolition scheduled for City-owned house on Emma Street


Construction notice: Norfolk Street and Cork Street West intersection construction begins November 27

November 16, 2018

Northwest corner of intersection About the project Union Gas LTd. is excavating the road to access their infrastructure for maintenance. Construction begins November 27 Construction is expected to begin on or about November 27 and take approximately one day, weather permitting. Lane reductions There will be a lane reductions during the work. Traffic will be maintained in all directions throughout the work, including turning. Delays should be expected. Sidewalk on northwest corner of the intersection will be closed The sidewalk on the northwest corner of Norfolk Street and Cork Street West intersection will be temporarily closed throughout the project. Property 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… Continue reading Construction notice: Norfolk Street and Cork Street West intersection construction begins November 27


Construction notice: Paisley Road and Imperial Road construction begins November 22

November 16, 2018

At 950 Paisley Road About the project Gridline Constructors Ltd. is undertaking infrastructure work to remove/repair curb and asphalt at the entrances of 950 Paisley Road on Paisley Road and Imperial Road, and extending the center island median on Imperial Road at the entrance of 950 Paisley Road. Construction begins November 22 Construction is expected to begin on or about November 22 and take approximately two weeks, weather permitting. Lane reductions There will be lane reductions on Paisley Road and Imperial Road; however, two-way traffic will be maintained. Sidewalk access on Paisley Road The sidewalk on the east side of Paisley Road will be closed at 950 Paisley Road for the duration of the project. Pedestrians should use the west sidewalk between Elmira Road South… Continue reading Construction notice: Paisley Road and Imperial Road construction begins November 22


Construction notice: Gordon Street construction begins December 5

November 16, 2018

At Gosling Gardens About the project Drexler Construction Limited is undertaking infrastructure work on behalf of Guelph Hydro to install new underground service to 1888 Gordon Street. Construction begins December 5 Construction is expected to begin on or about December 5 and take approximately two weeks, weather permitting. Lane reductions There will be a lane reduction on Gordon Street; however, two-way traffic will be maintained. Property 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 to private property and delays should be expected. City services There will be no interruption to any… Continue reading Construction notice: Gordon Street construction begins December 5


UPDATED construction notice: Starwood Drive paving starts September 17

November 11, 2018

UPDATE: Paving on Starwood Drive is temporarily delayed due to weather. Paving is expected to take place in two weeks. 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… Continue reading UPDATED construction notice: Starwood Drive paving starts September 17


Construction notice: Lane reductions on Wellington Street East start November 3

October 31, 2018

Lane reductions on Wellington Street East will begin on November 3, 2018 and work is expected to take two days, weather permitting. Continue reading Construction notice: Lane reductions on Wellington Street East start November 3


Construction notice: Water Street construction begins November 6

October 26, 2018

Construction on Water Street is expected to begin on or about November 6 and take approximately one week, weather permitting. Continue reading Construction notice: Water Street construction begins November 6


Construction notice: Starwood paving, Chesterton to Lee, starts November 6

October 26, 2018

Chesterton Lane to Lee Street About the project The City is working with Capital Paving Inc. to repave the road surface. All work will take place on City property. Road work begins November 6 Road work is expected to start on or about Tuesday, November 6 and continue for approximately two days, weather permitting. Lane reductions There will be a lane reduction on Starwood Drive, however, two-way traffic will be maintained. Driveway access will be maintained 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. Pedestrian impacts Adult crossing guards have been temporarily relocated to Starwood Drive… Continue reading Construction notice: Starwood paving, Chesterton to Lee, starts November 6


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

October 26, 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 UPDATE: Construction notice: Woodlawn Road multi-use path and underground infrastructure construction starts October 9


Construction notice: Victoria Road South construction starts November 7

October 26, 2018

Work on the southbound side of Victoria Road South is expected to begin on November 7 and take about four weeks to complete, weather permitting. Continue reading Construction notice: Victoria Road South construction starts November 7


Guelph police headquarters: October 2018 construction update

October 24, 2018

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


Construction notice: Water valve repairs tonight in Scottsdale Drive and College Avenue West area

October 19, 2018

The City is repairing water valves at Scottsdale Drive and College Avenue West. Repairs will begin tonight at 6 p.m. and take approximately three hours to complete. Continue reading Construction notice: Water valve repairs tonight in Scottsdale Drive and College Avenue West area


Construction notice: Starwood closed Silurian to Skinner starting November 5

October 19, 2018

Construction on Starwood Drive is expected to begin on November 5 and will take about six weeks to complete, weather permitting. Continue reading Construction notice: Starwood closed Silurian to Skinner starting November 5


Construction notice: Installation of new islands in Baker Street parking lot

October 19, 2018

Construction in the Baker Street parking lot will begin on October 22 and continue until approximately October 26, weather permitting. Continue reading Construction notice: Installation of new islands in Baker Street parking lot


Construction notice: Curb cutting at West and East Parkades begin October 22

October 19, 2018

Construction at the west and east parkades will begin on October 22 and continue until approximately November 5, weather permitting. Continue reading Construction notice: Curb cutting at West and East Parkades begin October 22


Construction update: Bagot Street construction rescheduled to April 2019

October 18, 2018

Construction work on Bagot Street between Mercer Street and Drew Street is being rescheduled to April 2019. Continue reading Construction update: Bagot Street construction rescheduled to April 2019


Construction notice: Watson Parkway North lane reductions start October 29

October 18, 2018

Work on Watson Parkway North is expected to begin on or about Monday, October 29 and will take two days to complete, weather permitting. Continue reading Construction notice: Watson Parkway North lane reductions start October 29


Construction notice: Boult Avenue is closed for paving starting October 23

October 17, 2018

Paving on Boult Avenue will start on or about October 23 and take approximately two days to complete, weather permitting. Continue reading Construction notice: Boult Avenue is closed for paving starting October 23


Construction notice: Eramosa Road closed for paving starting October 19

October 17, 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 19


Construction notice: Lane reductions coming to Scottsdale Drive October 30

October 16, 2018

Lane restrictions on Scottsdale Drive will begin on October 30, 2018 and work is expected to take four days, weather permitting. Continue reading Construction notice: Lane reductions coming to Scottsdale Drive October 30


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 24

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 24


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: 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: 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: 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


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: 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