Category Archives: Construction

Construction notice: Stevenson Street North and Eramosa Road lane reductions starting June 17

June 12, 2019

Eramosa Road to Bennett Avenue The City of Guelph has retained a consultant to perform a Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) investigation along Stevenson Street North and at the Eramosa Road intersection. Performing this investigation is part of phase 3 of the Stevenson Street North Reconstruction project and will give the project team an accurate location of public utilities in the Right-of-Way. What is a SUE Investigation? Locates all public utilities in the road Right-of-Way including gas, hydro, telecommunications and large diameter water main. Locating is done by hydro excavating or “daylighting” buried utilities to avoid future conflicts and issues during construction. Work begins June 17 Work is scheduled to start on June 17 and take approximately five days to complete, weather permitting. Lane reductions expected… Continue reading Construction notice: Stevenson Street North and Eramosa Road lane reductions starting June 17


Construction notice: Downtown Union Gas repair work starts June 18

June 12, 2019

On Wilson Street Union Gas will be replacing 2 connections to their underground mains at 28 and 32 Wilson Street. Work begins June 18 Work is scheduled to start on Tuesday, June 18 and take approximately two days to complete, weather permitting. Delays expected A full road closure is not expected but road users may encounter minor delays as the contractor moves their equipment throughout the site. Pedestrian access The west side of the sidewalk in front of 28 and 32 Wilson Street will be closed to pedestrians during construction. Please follow the Contractor’s signage to get around the site. 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… Continue reading Construction notice: Downtown Union Gas repair work starts June 18


Construction notice: Downtown Union Gas maintenance work starts June 12

June 12, 2019

Macdonell Street, Wyndham Street North and Carden Street Union Gas will be doing preventative maintenance on their underground systems at 5 locations in the Downtown area (see map below). Work begins June 12 Work is scheduled to start on Wednesday, June 12 and take approximately three days to complete, weather permitting. Lane reductions expected Macdonell Street, Wyndham Street North and Carden Street will undergo lane reductions during the project. Two-way traffic will be maintained at all times. Please follow posted signs for safety. A full road closure is not expected, however, delays should be expected. Pedestrian access The sidewalks in this area will remain open and accessible during construction. Property and business access and parking All businesses in the construction area remain open and accessible… Continue reading Construction notice: Downtown Union Gas maintenance work starts June 12


Construction notice: Dawson Road closed for asphalt repairs

June 10, 2019

Dawson road is closed currently, with repairs starting on Tuesday, June 11. The road is expected to open by the end of day on June 12, weather permitting. Continue reading Construction notice: Dawson Road closed for asphalt repairs


Guelph police headquarters: May 2019 construction update

May 31, 2019

The renovation and expansion of Guelph Police Service’s headquarters is underway. Here is a summary of the work completed in May 2019. Progress to date East wing East wing is now open to the public Exterior finishes complete. The area is now being cleaned up for landscaping West wing Exterior brickwork 70 per cent complete Painting, flooring and finishes 60 per cent complete Exterior siding 80 per cent complete Looking ahead to June East wing Start landscaping Review and complete any deficiencies West wing Complete flooring and painting, carry on with finishing Complete structural steelwork Complete southwest brickwork Complete demolishing additional areas in the existing building to facilitate renovation work Complete siding work  


Construction notice: Hearn Avenue closed starting June 12

May 31, 2019

Between Waterloo Avenue and Chadwick Avenue The City is working with Drexler Construction Ltd. to undertake private infrastructure work, on behalf of Mezcon Construction Ltd., to construct and install sewer and water pipes to a new home on Hearn Avenue. Road closed starting June 12 Construction is expected to begin on or about June 12, and take approximately one week to complete, weather permitting. Hearn Avenue will be closed to through traffic during the project. Local traffic will be permitted along Hearn Avenue, however, there will be no through access at 83 Hearn Avenue. Pedestrian access The west side of the sidewalk in front of 83 Hearn Avenue will be closed to pedestrians during construction. Please use the nearby crossings to use the east sidewalk.… Continue reading Construction notice: Hearn Avenue closed starting June 12


Construction notice: Kathleen Street closed starting June 18

May 31, 2019

Between St Andrew Street and Highview Place The City is working with Drexler Construction Ltd. to undertake private infrastructure work, on behalf of S.H.E.D., to construct and install sewer and water pipes to a new home on Kathleen Street. Road closed starting June 18 Construction is expected to begin on or about June 18, and take approximately one week to complete, weather permitting. Kathleen Street will be closed to through traffic during the project. Local traffic will be permitted along Kathleen Street, however, there will be no through access at 274 Kathleen Street. Pedestrian access The west side of the sidewalk in front of 274 Kathleen Street will be closed to pedestrians during construction. Property access Every effort will be made to maintain access to… Continue reading Construction notice: Kathleen Street closed starting June 18


Construction notice: Yarmouth Street closed starting June 10

May 29, 2019

Between Norfolk Street and Woolwich Street The City is working with Civil-Link Inc. to undertake private infrastructure work, on behalf of Ayerswood Development, to construct and install sewer and water pipes to a new development on Yarmouth Street. Road closed starting June 10 Construction is expected to begin on or about June 10, and take approximately one week to complete, weather permitting. Yarmouth Street will be closed to through traffic during the project. North of the construction area, local traffic will be permitted along Yarmouth Street, and traffic will be temporarily converted to two-way. South of the construction area, Yarmouth Street will be closed for safety and alternative parking arrangements will be made. Please contact the Parking Office at 519-822-1260 extension 2888 for information on… Continue reading Construction notice: Yarmouth Street closed starting June 10


Construction notice: Clair Road East lane reductions starting June 17

May 29, 2019

Between Gordon Street and Farley Drive The City is working with Vista Contracting Ltd. to undertake private infrastructure work, on behalf of BG Fuels and GSP Group Inc., to construct and install an entrance way and concrete medians to a new development on Clair Road East. Work begins June 17 Construction is expected to begin on or about June 17, and take approximately one week to complete, weather permitting. Lane reductions expected Clair Road East will undergo lane reductions in each direction between Gordon Street and Farley Drive during construction. Two-way traffic will be maintained at all times. Please follow posted signs for safety. A full road closure is not expected, however, delays should be expected. Cyclists will be required to merge with vehicular traffic.  Pedestrian… Continue reading Construction notice: Clair Road East lane reductions starting June 17


Construction notice: East Guelph Bell construction work starts June 3

May 29, 2019

Eastview Road, Penfold Drive, Henderson Drive, Warren Street, Shackleton Drive, Davis Street, Norton Drive and Severn Drive Aecon Utilities will be working on behalf of Bell Canada to upgrade their existing infrastructure with fibre-optic cable in this neighbourhood. Work begins June 3       Work is expected to begin on or about June 3, and take approximately four weeks to complete, weather permitting. Delays expected A full road closure is not expected but road users may encounter minor delays as the contractor moves their equipment throughout the site. Pedestrian access The sidewalks in this area will remain open and accessible during construction. Property and business access and parking All businesses in the construction area remain open and accessible throughout construction. Every effort will be made to… Continue reading Construction notice: East Guelph Bell construction work starts June 3


Construction notice: Speedvale Avenue and Woolwich Street lane reductions and turn restrictions starting June 10

May 27, 2019

At the intersection The City is working with Capital Paving Inc to: Install temporary traffic signals and street lighting; and, Remove existing traffic signals, street lighting and median islands. The intersection work is being completed so that utilities can be permitted to complete necessary work in advance of road reconstruction on Speedvale Avenue East planned to begin in 2020. Work begins June 10 Work is expected to begin on or about June 10, and continue for approximately 5 days, weather permitting. Lane reductions and turn restrictions There will be lane reductions on both Speedvale Avenue and Woolwich Street at the intersection, with one lane for through traffic in all directions. Left turns will not be permitted for any direction during the project. Pedestrian access The… Continue reading Construction notice: Speedvale Avenue and Woolwich Street lane reductions and turn restrictions starting June 10


Construction notice: Water Street closed starting June 10

May 27, 2019

At Cedar Street The City is working with Percon Construction Inc. to undertake private infrastructure work, on behalf of Dickinson & Hicks Architects Inc., to construct and install sewer and water pipes to a building on Water Street. Road closed starting June 10 Construction is expected to begin on or about June 10, and take approximately one week to complete, weather permitting. Water Street will be closed to through traffic during the project. Pedestrian access The north side of the sidewalk in front of 287 Water Street will be closed to pedestrians during construction. Please us the nearby crossing at Edinburgh Road South to use the south sidewalk. Property and business access and parking All businesses in the construction area remain open and accessible throughout… Continue reading Construction notice: Water Street closed starting June 10


Construction notice: Douglas Street lane reduction starting May 27

May 24, 2019

At Wyndham Street North Ward Crane Rentals will be working on behalf of Ainsworth Inc. to replace a rooftop unit at 83 Wyndham Street North. Work begins May 27       Work is expected to begin on or about May 27, and will take approximately one day to complete, weather permitting. Lane reductions and parking restrictions on Douglas Street expected One lane will be closed to facilitate the work. To maintain traffic flow, no parking will be permitted along Douglas Street. One way traffic will be maintained at all times.  Road users are asked to follow posted signage for their safety. A full road closure is not expected but road users may encounter minor delays. Cyclists will be required to merge with vehicular traffic.  Pedestrian access… Continue reading Construction notice: Douglas Street lane reduction starting May 27


Construction complete at Burke well house

May 23, 2019

The upgrades to Burke well are now complete and the well is currently operative. Burke well upgrades were made to improve overall water quality, service delivery and the reliability of Burke well which was built in 1975. Completion of these upgrades will save the City money and prolong the life of this important City asset. The upgrades completed include: expansion of the existing well house to accommodate additional treatment equipment (newly finished area of 310 square metres from current area of 62 square metres); installation of a filter system to remove manganese and iron; construction of 350 cubic metres of water storage, an amount that would fill more than 2,000 standard bathtubs; well cleaning; replacement of the on-site emergency power generator; and replacement of utility service… Continue reading Construction complete at Burke well house


Construction notice: Eramosa Road lane reduction starting May 27

May 22, 2019

At Woolwich Street Total Install will be working on behalf of Bell Canada to complete fibre optic splicing (underground cable repair) along Eramosa Road, just north of Woolwich Street. Work begins May 27       Work is expected to begin on or about May 27, and will take approximately three days to complete, weather permitting. Lane reductions on Eramosa Road expected The northbound lane of Eramosa Road will be reduced during construction and a lane shift will be set up around the repair area. Two way traffic will be maintained at all times.  Road users are asked to follow posted signage for their safety. A full road closure is not expected but road users may encounter minor delays. Cyclists will be required to merge with vehicular… Continue reading Construction notice: Eramosa Road lane reduction starting May 27


Construction notice: Glenhill Place road closed starting May 21

May 22, 2019

Lane reductions can be expected on Metcalfe near the Elliot Community   The City is working with Morley’s Contracting (Brantford) Ltd. to undertake the reconstruction of Glenhill Place. Construction will extend through to Metcalfe Street through the Elliot Community Property, and will involve the following work: Replacement of the existing 100mm diameter watermain with a 150mm diameter local watermain. Replacement of existing sanitary sewers including providing new services to property line. Placement of new storm sewers and catch basins. Establishment of a new storm and sanitary easement. Abandonment of the existing sanitary and watermain easements. Reconstruction/replacement of curbs and asphalt surface. Work begins May 21 Work is expected to begin on or about May 21 and will take approximately 4 months to complete, weather permitting.… Continue reading Construction notice: Glenhill Place road closed starting May 21


Construction notice: Nicklin Road lane reductions starting May 25

May 17, 2019

Woodlawn Road West to Burns Drive Drexler Construction and Guelph Hydro/Alectra are undertaking work, on behalf of a commercial client, to install underground electrical systems. Work begins May 25 Work is expected to begin on or about May 25, and will take approximately one day to complete. Lane reductions and delays expected Nicklin Road will undergo lane reductions during the project, however, two-way traffic will be maintained at all times. Please follow posted signs for safety. A full road closure is not expected, however, delays should be expected. Pedestrian access The sidewalks in this area will remain open and accessible during construction. Property and business access and parking All businesses in the construction area remain open and accessible throughout construction. Every effort will be made… Continue reading Construction notice: Nicklin Road lane reductions starting May 25


Security upgrades at Arkell Spring grounds begin May 20

May 15, 2019

The City is making security upgrades at the Arkell Spring grounds to enhance the protection of Guelph’s drinking water source and to improve public safety. Continue reading Security upgrades at Arkell Spring grounds begin May 20


Construction notice: Hickory Street lane reduction starts May 13

May 15, 2019

Rickson Avenue to Oak Street The City is working with Fer-Pal Construction to reline the water main on Hickory Street between Rickson Avenue and Oak Street. Construction begins May 13   Construction will begin May 13 and continue for about 16 weeks (through to the end of August), weather permitting. Hickory Street will be reduced to one lane Traffic will be reduced to one lane for the duration of construction. Pedestrian access remains open All sidewalks will be maintained during construction. Signage will be posted to direct pedestrians around the construction site.  Property and business 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… Continue reading Construction notice: Hickory Street lane reduction starts May 13


Speedvale Avenue East lane reductions start May 22

May 14, 2019

Asphalt repairs on Speedvale Avenue East will start on or about Wednesday, May 22 at 7 a.m. and be reopened the following day, weather permitting. Continue reading Speedvale Avenue East lane reductions start May 22


Traffic disruption: Woolwich Street at London Road

May 13, 2019

Delays expected About the project Terrapex Environmental will be taking samples from some monitoring wells on Woolwich Street and London Road West. Work begins May 15 Work is expected to begin on May 15 and will take approximately one day to complete. Delays expected Two-way traffic will be maintained on Woolwich Street and London Road West, however, road users may encounter minor delays during the work.  Pedestrian access The sidewalks in this area will remain open and accessible during construction. 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 a.m.–7 p.m.). Construction activities and equipment movement may temporarily… Continue reading Traffic disruption: Woolwich Street at London Road


Construction update: Stevenson Street North phase 3 construction deferred to 2020

May 13, 2019

Eramosa Road to Bennett Avenue Please be advised that the City of Guelph is deferring the third phase of the Stevenson Street North road reconstruction project until April 2020. This phase includes the installation of underground water and sewer pipes on Stevenson Street North from Eramosa Road to Bennett Avenue. Why is the project being deferred? Some considerations for deferral include: Starting in April 2020 will ensure that the project will be completed by winter Ongoing utility re-locations in the area Completion of a Subsurface Utility Investigation (to be completed by August 2019) Tender and award of the contract is expected to occur in November 2019 followed by construction in early April 2020. Map of construction area The City of Guelph appreciates your patience and… Continue reading Construction update: Stevenson Street North phase 3 construction deferred to 2020


Construction update: Paisley feeder main project

May 10, 2019

Waterloo Avenue to Silvercreek Parkway About the project Reconstruction of Waterloo Avenue from Wellington Street to Silvercreek Parkway, and Silvercreek Parkway from Waterloo Avenue to the railway tracks. Project work includes the replacement of the underground sanitary sewer, storm sewer, watermain pipes, and reconstruction of the road. When the project is complete, there will be a new sidewalk on the north side of Silvercreek Parkway South. The sidewalk will start at the railroad tracks and tie into the existing sidewalk in front of the Guelph Bible Chapel (491 Waterloo Avenue). There will be an asphalt multiuse path on the south side of Silvercreek Parkway South that will extend to Waterloo Avenue. The road surface will be paved with a finished surface, concrete curb and paint… Continue reading Construction update: Paisley feeder main project


Construction notice: Gordon Street lane reductions starting May 21

May 10, 2019

At Surrey Street Aecon Utilities will be working on behalf of Bell Canada to repair underground cabling along Gordon Street and Surrey Street. Work begins May 21      Work is expected to begin on or about May 21 and will take approximately one week to complete, weather permitting. Lane reductions on Gordon Street expected Gordon Street will be reduced to one lane in each direction at Surrey Street during construction. Two-way traffic will be maintained at all times. Access to Gordon Street from Surrey Street East and West will be blocked. Please follow posted signs for safety. A full road closure is not expected, however, delays should be expected. Cyclists will be required to merge with vehicular traffic.  Pedestrian access The sidewalk will be closed… Continue reading Construction notice: Gordon Street lane reductions starting May 21


Notice of study commencement: Gordon Street improvements

May 9, 2019

The City of Guelph has started a Class Environmental Assessment (EA) study for proposed improvements to Gordon Street, from Edinburgh Road to Lowes Road. Continue reading Notice of study commencement: Gordon Street improvements


Construction notice: Dean Avenue lane reduction starting May 15

May 8, 2019

Dean Avenue lane reduction starting May 15 Between Woodside Road and Talbot Street The City is working with Drexler Construction Limited to undertake private infrastructure work, on behalf of a private developer, to construct and install sewer and water pipes to a new home on Dean Avenue. Construction begins May 15 Construction is expected to begin on or about May 15, and will take approximately one week to complete, weather permitting. Lane reduction There will be a lane reduction on Dean Avenue, however, two-way traffic will be maintained during the project. Pedestrian access The sidewalk in front of 65 Dean Avenue will be closed to pedestrians during construction. Property access and parking Every effort will be made to maintain access to driveways in the construction… Continue reading Construction notice: Dean Avenue lane reduction starting May 15


Construction notice: Elizabeth Street lane reduction starting May 6

May 3, 2019

Stevenson Street to Victoria Road South The City will be working with Navacon Construction to complete landscaping work on Elizabeth Street. This work will be completed as part of the 292 Elizabeth Street Storm Sewer Project that was initiated in 2018. Landscaping work begins May 6 Landscaping work begins on May 6 and will take approximately three days to complete, weather permitting. Lane reduction on Elizabeth Street expected One lane will be closed to facilitate the landscaping work.  Two-way traffic will be maintained at all times. Please follow posted signs for safety. Local access will be maintained throughout the project, however, delays should be expected. Pedestrian access The sidewalk on the north side of Elizabeth Street will be closed to pedestrians throughout the project.  Please use… Continue reading Construction notice: Elizabeth Street lane reduction starting May 6


Construction notice: Woodlawn Road West lane reductions starting May 21

May 3, 2019

Between Elmira Road North and Imperial Road North The City is working with Cambridge Landscaping and Construction Ltd. to undertake private infrastructure work, on behalf of Linamar Corporation, to construct and install sewer and water pipes to a new building on Woodlawn Road West. Lane reductions in effect starting May 21 Construction is expected to begin on or about May 21 and will take approximately one week to complete, weather permitting. Woodlawn Road West will undergo lane reductions during the project, however, two-way traffic will be maintained at all times. Please follow posted signs for safety. A full road closure is not expected, however, delays should be expected. Property and business access All businesses in the construction area remain open and accessible throughout construction. Every… Continue reading Construction notice: Woodlawn Road West lane reductions starting May 21


Construction notice: Dawn Avenue construction starting May 7

May 1, 2019

Between Lowes Road West and the end of the street The City is working with Drexler Construction Ltd. to undertake private infrastructure work, on behalf of a private developer, to construct and install sewer and water pipes to three new homes on Dawn Avenue. Construction starting May 7 Construction is expected to begin on or about May 7, and will take approximately one week to complete, weather permitting. Dawn Avenue will remain open to through traffic during construction. Pedestrian access The east side of the sidewalk on Dawn Avenue will be closed to pedestrians during construction. Property access All properties in the construction area, and north of the construction area, will remain accessible throughout the construction, however construction activities and equipment movement may cause temporary… Continue reading Construction notice: Dawn Avenue construction starting May 7


Construction notice: Elizabeth Street closed starting May 1

April 26, 2019

Stevenson Street to Victoria Road South The City will be working with Navacon Construction for curb and gutter installation on Elizabeth Street. Following the curb installation, final paving will be completed. This work will complete the 292 Elizabeth Street Storm Sewer Project that was initiated in 2018. Road paving begins May 1 Road paving will begin on May 1 and will take approximately three days to complete, weather permitting. Elizabeth Street closed and detour in effect starting May 1 Elizabeth Street will be closed to through traffic throughout the paving project. Traffic will be detoured along Stevenson Street South, York Road and Victoria Road South. Residents who expect to travel in the area should anticipate delays. Pedestrian access The sidewalk on the north side of… Continue reading Construction notice: Elizabeth Street closed starting May 1


Construction notice: Elizabeth Street lane reduction starting April 29

April 24, 2019

Stevenson Street to Victoria Road South The City will be working with Navacon Construction for curb and gutter installation on Elizabeth Street. Following the curb installation, final paving will be completed. This work will complete the 292 Elizabeth Street Storm Sewer Project that was initiated in 2018. Curb work begins April 29 Curb installations will begin on April 29 and will take approximately two days to complete, weather permitting. Lane reduction on Elizabeth Street expected One lane will be closed to facilitate the installation of the road curb.  Two-way traffic will be maintained at all times. Please follow posted signs for safety. Local access will be maintained throughout the project, however, delays should be expected. Pedestrian access The sidewalk on the north side of Elizabeth Street… Continue reading Construction notice: Elizabeth Street lane reduction starting April 29


Construction notice: Newstead Street closed starting April 30

April 24, 2019

Between Speedvale Avenue East and Montgomery Street The City is working with J. G. Goetz Construction Ltd. to undertake private infrastructure work, on behalf of TerraView Homes, to construct and install sewer and water pipes to a new home on Newstead Street. Road closed starting April 30 Construction is expected to begin on or about April 30, and will take approximately one week to complete, weather permitting. Newstead Street will be closed to through traffic Newstead Street will be closed to through traffic throughout the project. Local traffic will be permitted along Newstead Street, however, there will be no through access at 14 Newstead Street. Property access and parking All properties in the construction area remain accessible throughout construction. Every effort will be made to… Continue reading Construction notice: Newstead Street closed starting April 30


Open house: York Road Environmental Design Study

April 24, 2019

Open house for York Road Environmental Design Study on May 9, 2019 at Guelph City Hall. Continue reading Open house: York Road Environmental Design Study


Construction notice: Gordon Street underground cabling starts April 29 

April 18, 2019

At Surrey Street About the project Aecon Utilities will be working on behalf of the Bell Canada to repair underground cabling along Gordon Street and Surrey Street. Construction begins April 29      Construction is expected to begin on or about Monday, April 29 and will take approximately one day to complete, weather permitting. Lane reductions on Gordon Street There will be a two-way lane reduction along Gordon Street on April 29. The inside lanes going north and south along Gordon Street will be closed during construction. Two-way traffic will be maintained using the curb lanes. Drivers should follow the contractor’s signage. Bike lanes will remain open. Expect minor delays. Pedestrian access The sidewalks along Gordon Street will remain open for pedestrians. Property and business… Continue reading Construction notice: Gordon Street underground cabling starts April 29 


Construction notice: Surrey Street East closed starting April 29

April 17, 2019

Between Neeve Street and Wellington Street East About the project The City is working with J. G. Goetz Construction Ltd. to do private infrastructure work, on behalf of the owner of 129 Surrey Street East, to construct and install sewer and water pipes to the new home. Road closed starting April 29 Construction is expected to begin on or about April 29, and take approximately one week to complete, weather permitting. Surrey Street East will be closed to through traffic throughout the project. Local traffic will be permitted along Surrey Street East, however, there will be no through access at 129 Surrey Street East. Pedestrian access The south side of the sidewalk in front of 129 Surrey Street East will be closed to pedestrians throughout… Continue reading Construction notice: Surrey Street East closed starting April 29


Construction update: Manor Park Crescent sewer replacement and siphon rehabilitation cancelled

April 17, 2019

Manor Park Crescent to Silvercreek Park The City has cancelled rehabilitation work of the existing sanitary siphon that crosses under the Speed River west of Edinburgh Road South between Manor Park Crescent and Silivercreek Park, and replacement of storm and sanitary sewers on Manor Park Crescent. Why is the project cancelled? The City has been reviewing more options for improving the sanitary siphon that crosses the Speed River. The preferred course of action has changed to potentially twinning the existing siphon. The long-term benefits of twinning the siphon include being able to divert sewage if a siphon pipe becomes blocked or needs to be shut down for maintenance. The City anticipates an environmental assessment will be needed to evaluate the new recommendation. Map of construction… Continue reading Construction update: Manor Park Crescent sewer replacement and siphon rehabilitation cancelled


Traffic notice: Zaduk Place traffic calming measures to be installed April 29

April 16, 2019

Between Sweeney Drive and McAlister Boulevard As part of the Kortright Hills subdivision development, traffic calming measures will be installed on Zaduk Place to stop through vehicles and reduce vehicle speeds in the neighbourhood. Speed cushions will be installed between Sweeney Drive and Paddison Crescent. One traffic island will be installed between Paddison Crescent and McCann Street and a second between McCann Street and McAlister Boulevard. On-street parking will be restricted in the area where traffic islands are installed. Lane reductions and pedestrian access Two-way traffic and pedestrian sidewalk access will be maintained during the installation process. Every effort will be made to maintain access to driveways within the work area Monday to Friday during working hours (7 a.m.-7 p.m.). Temporary delays are expected. Installation… Continue reading Traffic notice: Zaduk Place traffic calming measures to be installed April 29


Construction notice: Dublin Street South closed starting April 23

April 15, 2019

Between Fountain Street West and Nottingham Street About the project The City is working with J. G. Goetz Construction Ltd. to undertake private infrastructure work, on behalf of the owner of 55 Dublin Street South, to construct and install sewer and water pipes for the new home. Road closed starting April 23 Construction is expected to begin on or about April 23, and will take approximately one week to complete, weather permitting. Dublin Street South will be closed to through traffic throughout the project. On-street parking will be temporarily restricted in the construction area. Pedestrian access The west sidewalk will be closed in front of 55 Dublin Street South. Please use a nearby crossing to use the east sidewalk. Property and business access and parking… Continue reading Construction notice: Dublin Street South closed starting April 23


Construction notice: Elizabeth Street closed starting May 27

April 15, 2019

Between Stevenson Street South and Wheeler Avenue About the project The City is working with Civil-Link Inc. to undertake private infrastructure work, on behalf of Grinham Architects, to construct and install sewer and water pipes to a new home on Elizabeth Street. Elizabeth Street is closed and detour in effect starting May 27 Construction is expected to begin on or about May 27, and take approximately one week to complete, weather permitting. Elizabeth Street will be closed to through traffic throughout the project. Traffic will be detoured along Stevenson Street South to York Road to Wyndham Street South and along MacDonell Street. Local traffic will be permitted along Elizabeth Street, however, there will be no through access at 236 Elizabeth Street. Pedestrian access The north… Continue reading Construction notice: Elizabeth Street closed starting May 27


Construction notice: Fife Road closure starts May 6

April 15, 2019

Wellington Street West to Elmira Road South About the project The City is working with Civil-Link Inc. to undertake private infrastructure work, on behalf of the owner of 93 Fife Road, to install sewer and water services to the new home. Construction begins May 6 Construction is expected to start on or about May 6 and will take approximately one week to complete, weather permitting. Fife Road will be closed Fife Road will be closed to through traffic at approximately 93 Fife Road throughout construction. North sidewalk will be closed The sidewalk on the north side of Fife Road will be temporarily closed throughout the project. The sidewalk on the south side will remain accessible to pedestrians at all times. Property and business access and… Continue reading Construction notice: Fife Road closure starts May 6


Construction notice: Gordon Street lane reductions start April 29

April 15, 2019

At College Avenue West About the project Avertex Utilities will be working on behalf of Bell Canada to repair an underground structure along Gordon Street, just north of College Avenue West. Work begins April 29 Work is expected to begin on or about April 29 and will take approximately three days to complete, weather permitting. Lane reductions on Gordon Street expected The northbound lane of Gordon Street will be reduced during construction and a lane shift will be set up around the repair area. Two way traffic will be maintained at all times. Road users are asked to follow posted signage for their safety. A full road closure is not expected but road users may encounter minor delays. Cyclists will be required to merge with… Continue reading Construction notice: Gordon Street lane reductions start April 29


Construction notice: Winston Crescent closed starting April 22

April 15, 2019

At Lemon Street About the project The City is working with J. G. Goetz Construction Ltd. to do private infrastructure work, on behalf of Evolve Builders Group Inc., to construct and install sewer and water pipes for a new home along Winston Crescent. Road closed starting April 22 Construction is expected to begin on or about April 22, and will take approximately one week to complete, weather permitting. Winston Crescent will be closed to through traffic at 99 Winston Crescent throughout the project. No pedestrian access to the east side of Winston Crescent The sidewalk along the east side of Winston Crescent will be closed at 99 Winston Crescent. Pedestrian traffic along the east side of Winston Crescent will be permitted, however, beyond 99 Winston… Continue reading Construction notice: Winston Crescent closed starting April 22


Construction notice: Picadilly Place lane reduction starts April 29

April 15, 2019

About the project Drexler Construction Limited is undertaking private infrastructure work to install new water, storm and sewer pipes to service 4 Picadilly Place. Construction begins April 29 Construction is expected to start on or about April 29 and will take approximately one week to complete, weather permitting. Lane reductions There will be a lane reduction on Picadilly Place, however, two-way traffic will be maintained. Pedestrian access The sidewalk on the south side of Picadilly Place will be temporarily closed throughout the project. The sidewalk on the north side will remain accessible to pedestrians at all times. Property and business access and parking All properties in the construction area remain accessible throughout construction. Every effort will be made to maintain access to driveways in the… Continue reading Construction notice: Picadilly Place lane reduction starts April 29


Construction notice: Paisley Road Feedermain

April 12, 2019

Silvercreek Parkway to Paisley Road The City of Guelph has started construction of the Paisley Feedermain from Silvercreek Parkway to Paisley Road. Work includes, but is not limited to, the installation of the watermain, site preparation, removals, road work, storm sewers and landscaping. Work is being completed by Network Construction Ltd. The Paisley Feedermain is needed to allow for future growth within Guelph. This phase of the project is approximately 1192 metres and includes construction of a 400mm diameter concrete pressure pipe watermain. While open cut construction will be used for the majority of the work, the portion that extends under the Hanlon Expressway (Highway 6) will be microtunnelled. Construction underway Construction is planned for April 2019 through January 2020, weather permitting. Pedestrian access Sidewalk… Continue reading Construction notice: Paisley Road Feedermain


Open house: Glenhilll Place watermain, sanitary and storm replacement

April 11, 2019

The City of Guelph is hosting an open house to present plans for construction on Glenhill Place on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at King George Public School. Continue reading Open house: Glenhilll Place watermain, sanitary and storm replacement


Goldie Mill Park and ruins progress update

April 11, 2019

The City, with support from the Grand River Conservation Authority (GRCA), has been working towards remediation of Goldie Mill Park and ruins to ensure the area is safe for public use. Remediation work is part of the City’s plan to address soil condition and sinkholes in the park, which is owned by the GRCA and managed by the City. Here is an update on the remediation progress: The City has hired a consultant, GHD Limited, to assist with site remediation and repairs to above ground structures (ruins and chimney) in order to open the site to the public in 2020. We are currently in the progress of finalizing remediation drawings and specifications. Once finalized, we will put the project out to tender and begin construction in… Continue reading Goldie Mill Park and ruins progress update


Traffic notice: Pedestrian signal removal on Ontario Street starting April 15

April 8, 2019

Ontario Street at Wood Street The City is removing the pedestrian signal on Ontario Street at Wood Street beginning April 15, 2019. Based on pedestrian and traffic data gathered in September 2017, current pedestrian and traffic volumes no longer satisfy the requirements for a pedestrian traffic signal at this intersection. Traffic light removal set for April 15 The traffic signals at the intersection of Ontario Street and Wood Street will be turned off Monday, April 15 and removed on Wednesday, May 15. Lane reductions Two-way traffic on Ontario Street will be maintained during the removal of the traffic signal equipment on May 15. Every effort will be made to maintain access to driveways within the work area Monday to Friday during working hours (7 a.m.-7… Continue reading Traffic notice: Pedestrian signal removal on Ontario Street starting April 15


Construction notice: Speedvale Avenue East reconstruction

April 5, 2019

Woolwich Street to Stevenson Street Alectra Utilities formerly Guelph Hydro will be rebuilding the electrical distribution system along Speedvale Avenue East from Woolwich Street to Stevenson Street North. Overhead work is scheduled and to be completed by December 2019. Alectra Utilities will be replacing the poles, anchors and conductors on both sides of Speedvale Avenue East. An interruption of your electrical service may be required to change it over to the new supply, but you will be contacted in advance. This work is required as part of the on-going efforts to replace the City’s aging infrastructure to meet the needs of current and future residents. Construction starting April 8 Work is expected to begin on Speedvale Avenues the week of April 8, weather permitting. Work… Continue reading Construction notice: Speedvale Avenue East reconstruction


Construction Notice: Oak Street lane reduction starts April 23

April 2, 2019

Between Rickson Avenue and Gordon Street The City is working with Fer-Pal Construction to reline the watermain on Oak Street between Rickson Avenue and Gordon Street. Construction begins April 23 Construction will begin April 23 and continue for 16 weeks (through to early July), weather permitting. Oak Street will be reduced to one lane Traffic will be reduced to one lane for the duration of construction. Pedestrian access remains open All sidewalks will be maintained during construction. Signage will be posted to direct pedestrians around the construction site. Property and business 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… Continue reading Construction Notice: Oak Street lane reduction starts April 23


Construction notice: College Avenue lane reduction starting April 17  

April 2, 2019

Between Edinburgh Road South and Scottsdale Drive The City is working with Fer-Pal Construction to reline the watermain on College Avenue between Edinburgh Road South and Scottsdale Avenue. Construction begins April 17 Construction will begin April 17 and be completed by end of July weather permitting. Lane restrictions College Avenue will be reduced to one lane in each direction. The westbound bike lane will be closed during construction.  Westbound cyclists are encouraged to merge with vehicular traffic through the construction zone and travel single file, or dismount and walk if they prefer. The eastbound bike lane will remain open. Pedestrian access remains open All sidewalks will be maintained during construction. Signage will be posted to direct pedestrians around the construction site. Property and business access and… Continue reading Construction notice: College Avenue lane reduction starting April 17