Category Archives: Road construction

Construction notice: Woodlawn Road closed for railway repairs starting June 4

May 24, 2018

Woodlawn Road between Dawson Road and Edinburgh Road North Woodlawn Road closure starts on June 4 Woodlawn Road’s eastbound and westbound lanes, as well as the multi-use path, will be closed between Edinburgh Road North and Dawson Road for asphalt repairs to the railway crossing. Road work is expected to start on June 4 at 6 a.m. and reopen in two days on June 6, weather permitting. Woodlawn road traffic to be detoured via Silvercreek Parkway North Traffic will be detoured via Silvercreek Parkway North, Speedvale Avenue and Edinburgh Road North. 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… Continue reading Construction notice: Woodlawn Road closed for railway repairs starting June 4


Construction notice: Baker Street closed to through traffic May 30-31

May 22, 2018

Crane installation for development at 45 Yarmouth Street A private developer is setting up a tower crane as part of ongoing construction of a mid-rise apartment building at 45 Yarmouth Street. Baker Street will be closed to through traffic while the crane is in place. Baker Street closed May 30-31 Baker Street will be closed to through traffic from Chapel Lane to Park Lane for two days, May 30-31. Two-way traffic will be temporarily allowed on Baker Street between Woolwich Street to Park Lane during the closure. The Baker Street parking lot can be accessed from Chapel Street only. There will be no access at the Baker Street entrance throughout the closure. Pedestrian access The west sidewalk will be closed. Pedestrians can use the east… Continue reading Construction notice: Baker Street closed to through traffic May 30-31


Construction notice: Arthur Street South closed for sewer and water pipe installation

May 18, 2018

Guelph Junction Railway/Elizabeth Street to Cross Street The City is working with Drexler Construction Limited to undertake private infrastructure work on behalf of Fusion Homes to construct sewer and water pipes for new homes along Arthur Street South. Road closed May 28 Work is expected to start on or about Monday, May 28 and continue for about two weeks, weather permitting. Arthur Street South will be closed to through traffic at two locations on Arthur Street between Elizabeth Street and Cross Street. These closures will happen at different times. Local access will be maintained for people living between Elizabeth Street and Cross Street. People living outside the closure area are asked to detour around the closure via Neeve or Duke Streets. Pedestrian access Pedestrian sidewalk… Continue reading Construction notice: Arthur Street South closed for sewer and water pipe installation


Water main break at 52 Cassino Avenue being repaired today

May 18, 2018

Temporary road closure between Anthony Avenue and William Street Guelph, Ont., May 18, 2018—A water main break occurred at 52 Cassino Avenue early this morning. Crews are on site undertaking repair work today and estimate to be done by this evening, barring no complications. The City has notified local residents about the break. People living and working in the area may notice disruptions in water service and changes in water pressure. Traffic and transit impacts Cassino Avenue is closed to all traffic between Anthony Avenue and William Street until the water main repairs are complete. Guelph Transit route 13 will be detoured. Visit guelphtransit.ca for more information. Delays should be expected and drivers and transit riders are advised to plan extra time for travel. Pedestrian… Continue reading Water main break at 52 Cassino Avenue being repaired today


Construction notice: Woodlawn/Woolwich intersection traffic signal work

May 17, 2018

The City is working with TM3 Inc. to install new underground traffic signal infrastructure in the Woodlawn/Woolwich intersection. Following this work, the intersection will be repaved. More information regarding the paving will follow. Work begins May 22 Road work is expected to start on or about Tuesday, May 22 and continue for about three weeks. The duration of work may need to be extended due to weather. This notice will be updated accordingly. 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.… Continue reading Construction notice: Woodlawn/Woolwich intersection traffic signal work


Construction notice: Paving on York Road, Wyndham Street South, Howitt Street and Margaret Street

May 17, 2018

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 May 22 Road work is expected to start on or about Tuesday, May 22 and continue for approximately three weeks, weather permitting. Lane reductions There will be a lane reduction but two-way traffic will be maintained for the duration of the work. A flagging operation will be used to safely control traffic flow. Delays should be expected. Pedestrian access Pedestrian sidewalk access will be maintained. 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… Continue reading Construction notice: Paving on York Road, Wyndham Street South, Howitt Street and Margaret Street


Annual asphalt program

May 17, 2018

Every year, the City creates a list of the roads in most need of repair. These roads make it into the annual asphalt program on a priority basis and are typically scheduled for paving between April and November. Below are the types of paving including descriptions (new subdivision work, paving deficit work, or capital work). For more information about the annual asphalt program, please see our Questions and Answers below the schedule information below. Subdivision Roads in new neighbourhoods fall under the subdivision category. A base road layer is built and sits for about a year to settle. After the year, and when all construction in the development is complete, manholes are raised, curbs are repaired, and the surface layer of the road is paved.… Continue reading Annual asphalt program


Construction notice: Wheeler Avenue paving

May 17, 2018

Elizabeth Street to Ferguson Street 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 May 22 Road work is expected to start on or about Tuesday, May 22 and continue for approximately two weeks, 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 to driveways in the construction area during working hours (7 a.m.–7 p.m.) Construction activities… Continue reading Construction notice: Wheeler Avenue paving


Construction notice: Morris Street paving

May 16, 2018

Alice Street to York Road 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 May 22 Road work is expected to start on or about Tuesday, May 22 and continue for approximately two weeks, 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 to driveways in the construction area during working hours (7 a.m.–7 p.m.) Construction activities… Continue reading Construction notice: Morris Street paving


Construction notice: Arkell Road sewer pipe installation

May 14, 2018

Arkell Road near Summerfield Drive About the project The City is working with Kusiar Project Services Inc. to undertake infrastructure work to construct and install sewer pipe for the Burke Well property. Lane reduction starts June 4 Construction is expected to begin on or about Monday, June 4, and take approximately one week to complete, weather permitting. There will be a lane reduction throughout the project and traffic will be maintained in both directions with a temporary traffic light. Pedestrian access There will be no impact to the sidewalk on the south side of Arkell Road. There is no sidewalk on the north side of the road. Property and business access Every effort will be made to maintain access to driveways in the construction area during… Continue reading Construction notice: Arkell Road sewer pipe installation


Construction notice: Mullin Drive closed for sewer and water pipe installation

May 14, 2018

Between Wideman Boulevard and Norma Crescent The City is working with Kieswetter Excavating Inc. to undertake private infrastructure work on behalf of Ethanview Limited to construct and install sewer and water pipes for the development at 85 Mullin Drive. Road and east sidewalk closed starting May 22 Construction is expected to begin on or about May 22, and take approximately one week to complete, weather permitting. The sidewalk on the east side of Mullin Drive will be closed throughout construction. The sidewalk on the west side of Mullin Drive will remain open. Property and access There will be no impact to property access and every effort will be made to minimize the impact to traffic due to equipment movement in the area, however minor delays… Continue reading Construction notice: Mullin Drive closed for sewer and water pipe installation


Construction notice: Stevenson Street North paving

May 10, 2018

Elizabeth Street to Bennett Avenue 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 May 14 Road work is expected to start on or about Monday, May 14 and continue for approximately two weeks, weather permitting. Lane reductions and detour Throughout week one (May 14-May 18), there will be a lane reduction but two-way traffic will be maintained; expect delays. Throughout week two (May 22-25), Stevenson Street North will be closed to through traffic between Elizabeth Street and Bennett Avenue. Access will be permitted to local traffic. Traffic will detour along Stevenson Street North (at Bennett Avenue), to Eramosa… Continue reading Construction notice: Stevenson Street North paving


Open house: Bagot Street reconstruction

May 9, 2018

Mercer St to Drew St The City of Guelph is hosting an open house to present plans for construction on Bagot Street between Mercer Street and Drew Street. Work includes replacement of the storm, sanitary and water infrastructure including new curb and gutters, asphalt roadways and driveway aprons. Tuesday, May 22, 2018 6:15 to 8 p.m. Paisley Road Public School, Library, 406 Paisley Road, Guelph Why come to the open house? As part of the project Bagot Street will be closed to all but local traffic. The City does not plan to remove any trees as part of the project; however, some landscaping within the boulevards may be impacted. This is your opportunity to view project information, including maps and schedules, and to ask questions about traffic impacts and property access. You’re… Continue reading Open house: Bagot Street reconstruction


Construction notice: Edinburgh Road South closed for sewer and water pipe installation

May 8, 2018

Between Inkerman Street and Allan Avenue About the project The City is working with Need Excavating Inc. to undertake private infrastructure work on behalf of Emerald Renovations & Construction Inc. to construct sewer and water pipes for the new home at 33 Edinburgh Road South. Road closed starting May 28 Construction is expected to begin on or about May 28 and take approximately one week to complete, weather permitting. Detour in effect Edinburgh Road South will be closed to through traffic throughout the project. Traffic will be detoured along Waterloo Avenue to Norfolk Street and along Paisley Street. Local traffic will be permitted along Edinburgh Road; however, there will be no through access at 33 Edinburgh Road South. Pedestrian access The sidewalk along the west… Continue reading Construction notice: Edinburgh Road South closed for sewer and water pipe installation


Construction notice: Malcolm Road closed for water pipe and fire hydrant installation

May 8, 2018

Between Elmira Road North and Michener Road About the project The City is working with J G Goetz Construction Ltd to construct and install water pipe and fire hydrant installation in the boulevard on the north side of Malcolm Road. Road closed starting May 14 Construction is expected to begin on or about May 14, and take approximately one week to complete, weather permitting. 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 to private property and delays should be expected. Guelph Transit Guelph Transit route 20 will be… Continue reading Construction notice: Malcolm Road closed for water pipe and fire hydrant installation


Construction notice: Westra Drive closed for sewer and water pipe installation

May 8, 2018

At Drone Crescent About the project The City is working with G. Melo Excavating Limited to undertake private infrastructure work on behalf of a Fusion Homes to construct and install sewer and water pipes for the development at 107 Westra Drive. Road closed starting May 11 Construction is expected to begin on or about May 11, and take approximately one week to complete, weather permitting. Property access Every effort will be made to maintain access to driveways in the construction area during working hours (7 a.m.–7 p.m.). Construction activities and equipment movement may temporarily impact access to private property and delays should be expected. City services There will be no interruption to any City services during construction. Waste collection will not be affected. Please continue… Continue reading Construction notice: Westra Drive closed for sewer and water pipe installation


Construction notice: Tiffany Street West closed for sewer and water pipe installation

May 8, 2018

Between Woolwich Street and Central Street About the project The City is working with J G Goetz Construction Ltd. to undertake private infrastructure work on behalf of a Centrix Building Group Ltd. to install sewer and water pipes for the new home at 21 Tiffany Street West. Road closed May 9 Construction is expected to begin on or about May 9, and will take approximately one week to complete, weather permitting. Pedestrian access The sidewalk on the north side of Tiffany Street West will remain closed at 21 Tiffany Street West throughout the project. The sidewalk on the south side of Tiffany Street West will remain open. Property and business access Every effort will be made to maintain access to driveways in the construction area… Continue reading Construction notice: Tiffany Street West closed for sewer and water pipe installation


Construction notice: Paisley Feedermain

May 4, 2018

Waterloo Avenue and Silvercreek Parkway 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 traffic (one lane each direction), sidewalk and a bicycle lane on the east side of Silvercreek Parkway, and a multiuse trail on the west side of Silvercreek Parkway. Construction will be completed by Capital Paving Inc. Construction… Continue reading Construction notice: Paisley Feedermain


Construction notice: Eramosa Road and Glenhill Place Watermain Replacement

May 4, 2018

The City is replacing and upgrading a major watermain on Eramosa Road and Glenhill Place. Continue reading Construction notice: Eramosa Road and Glenhill Place Watermain Replacement


Construction notice: Candlewood Drive closed for sewer, water and hydro installation

April 27, 2018

Between Paisley Road and Bushmills Crescent About the project The City is working with Cambridge Landscaping & Construction Ltd to undertake private infrastructure work on behalf of a Highstreet Ventures Inc to construct and install sewer and water pipes for new homes along Candlewood Drive. Road closed starting May 4 Construction is expected to begin on or about May 4, and take approximately four weeks to complete, weather permitting. Pedestrian access Pedestrians will not be able to access Candlewood Drive between Paisley Road and Bushmills Crescent. Pedestrians should detour south along Candlewood Drive to Stephanie Drive, and north along Stephanie Drive to access Paisley Road. Property and business access All properties near the construction area will remain accessible throughout construction. Equipment movement may temporarily impact… Continue reading Construction notice: Candlewood Drive closed for sewer, water and hydro installation


Construction notice: Silvercreek Parkway construction

April 18, 2018

Waterloo Avenue to Silvercreek Parkway across the south railway tracks About the project The City of Guelph is proposing to reconstruct Silvercreek Parkway from Waterloo Avenue north across the first set of railway tracks, including the short section of road between Wellington Street and Waterloo Avenue. The proposed work on Silvercreek Parkway was initiated because the pavement structure and underground services has reached the end of its useful life and the City needs to construct a second watermain to the Paisley reservoir near the corner of Ryde Road and Paisley Road. The road cross section will be reduced from four lanes to two lanes and a bicycle lane will be constructed on the east side of Silvercreek Parkway and a multiuse trail will be installed… Continue reading Construction notice: Silvercreek Parkway construction


Traffic notice: Railway bridge inspections

April 18, 2018

Wellington Street at Macdonell Street and the closure of the right turn lane from Macdonell Street to Elizabeth Street About the project and inspection schedule The Goderich Exeter Railway (GEXR) will be closing the northbound lanes on Wellington Street at Macdonell Street, and the right turn lane from Macdonell Street to Elizabeth Street, on Sunday, April 22.  The work is required to inspect the overhead railway bridge. This closure will be a one day closure with the streets reopening once the inspections are complete. Closures and detours Wellington Street will be closed at Macdonell Street. Vehicles travelling east along Wellington Street destine for the downtown will be detour onto Wyndham Street. Trucks travelling east along Wellington Street will be detoured to York Road to Victoria… Continue reading Traffic notice: Railway bridge inspections


Construction notice: Metcalfe Street closing for final road work

April 5, 2018

Speedvale Avenue to Terry Boulevard The City is working with Goetz Construction to finish upgrades to Metcalfe Street from Speedvale Avenue to Terry Boulevard. Water and sewer pipes, road, curb and gutter were replaced in 2017.  Work to be finished this spring includes completing sidewalks and driveway aprons, and replacing topsoil and sod. Metcalfe closes week of April 9 Goetz Construction will begin final work on Metcalfe Street the week of April 9. Work is expected to be finished by June. Metcalfe Street will be closed to through traffic, however, local traffic will be maintained. Pedestrian access will be maintained The contractor will keep sidewalks open wherever possible. Some sections of the sidewalk in the construction area are being replaced as part of the work.… Continue reading Construction notice: Metcalfe Street closing for final road work


Niska Road construction starts in March

March 26, 2018

Ptarmigan Road to west of the Speed River The City of Guelph is starting construction on Niska Road from Ptarmigan Road to about 100m west of the Speed River. Construction includes the addition of a multi-use path for cyclists and pedestrians on the north side of Niska Road, new stormwater infrastructure, and four on-street parking spaces for natural area users. Work starts March 27 Construction is expected to start on or about March 27 beginning with tree removals. Construction of the multi-use path and stormwater infrastructure will start in April and take about four months to complete. Bridge construction is expected to start in August with final bridge and road construction work finished in summer 2019. The City will host an open house for the… Continue reading Niska Road construction starts in March


Construction notice: Westbound lane reduction starts on Speedvale Avenue West on March 23

March 23, 2018

Between Royal Road and Imperial Road North The City is working to assess a retaining wall on the north side of the Speedvale water tower that has collapsed. Lane reductions start March 23 Lane reductions to assess the retaining wall will start March 23. The length of the lane reduction is unknown, but the City will update residents as soon as a timeline is known. Westbound lane on Speedvale Avenue West is reduced to one lane The westbound, curbside lane of Speedvale Avenue West, between Royal Road Imperial Road North will be closed. Traffic will continue in both directions, however, delays should be expected. Map of construction area The City appreciates your patience, understanding and co-operation during this important construction project. Any updates will be… Continue reading Construction notice: Westbound lane reduction starts on Speedvale Avenue West on March 23


Environmental investigation work being done in and around Fountain Street parking lot starting March 26

March 23, 2018

Guelph, Ont., March 23, 2018 – Beginning Monday, March 26, engineering consultants and contractors hired by the City of Guelph will be doing environmental investigation work at the Fountain Street Parking Lot and surrounding roadways. Drilling and groundwater samples will be done in the Fountain Street parking lot and along the surrounding roadways between March 26 and April 11. All work is being done on public (City of Guelph) property. During this time, workers and equipment will be located on some sidewalks and roadways. There are no road closures associated with the work. Two-way traffic will be maintained on all roadways. Traffic should drive with care around work areas adjacent to roads. Temporary closures of some sidewalks will be required to complete the work. Pedestrians… Continue reading Environmental investigation work being done in and around Fountain Street parking lot starting March 26


Open house: Arthur Street sanitary trunk sewer and road reconstruction

March 19, 2018

Arthur Street South from Alice Street north toward Elizabeth Street Duke Street Reconstruction from Elizabeth Street to south side of railway tracks The City of Guelph is hosting an open house to present construction plans for two projects related to Arthur Street sanitary trunk sewer and road reconstruction: On Arthur Street from Alice Street to 200 metres north of Cross Street, and On Duke Street from Elizabeth Street to 50 metres south of the railway tracks. Work for both projects includes the replacement of the underground sanitary sewer, storm sewer and watermain pipes. Construction is expected to start in May or June 2018 and be completed by December 2018. One tree will be removed along Arthur Street as part of this construction. Wednesday, April 4,… Continue reading Open house: Arthur Street sanitary trunk sewer and road reconstruction


Traffic notice: Clair Road traffic signal removal

February 28, 2018

Clair Road at Southgate Drive About the project The City is working to remove traffic signals on Clair Road at Southgate Drive which were originally installed to accommodate the construction of the Hanlon Expressway (Highway 6) and Laird Road interchange. The Hanlon Expressway at Laird Road interchange has been fully open since November, 2013 and traffic patterns in the area have since stabilized. Traffic and pedestrian data was gathered at this intersection in October 2015 and the data shows the current volumes no longer satisfy the requirement of a traffic control signal for this intersection. Staff will be proceeding with the removal of the temporary traffic control signal and installation of an all-way Stop control for all approaches. Traffic light removal set for March 5… Continue reading Traffic notice: Clair Road traffic signal removal


Elizabeth Street closed for emergency culvert repair February 22

February 22, 2018

Elizabeth Street from Beaumont Crescent to York Road The City’s Operations department is working on an emergency culvert repair at the intersection of Elizabeth Street and York Road. Elizabeth Street will be closed from Beaumont Crescent to York Road Culvert repairs will begin on February 22 and take one week, weather permitting. Traffic on York Road will remain open, however, traffic on Elizabeth Street from Beaumont Crescent to York Road will be closed. 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. City services There will be no interruption to any City services… Continue reading Elizabeth Street closed for emergency culvert repair February 22


Construction notice: Rickson Avenue water pipe installation starts February 26

February 22, 2018

Rickson Avenue at Rodgers Road About the project The City is working with Network Sewer and Watermain to undertake private infrastructure work on behalf of Terra View Homes to install water pipes for the new homes at 138 and 142 Rickson Avenue. Construction begins February 26 Construction is expected to begin on or about February 26 and take approximately one week, weather permitting. Lane reduction A temporary lane reduction on Rickson Avenue will be in place throughout the project. Pedestrian access The sidewalk on the east side of Rickson Avenue between Kortright Road West and Darnell Road will be closed throughout the project; however, pedestrians will be able to use the sidewalk on the west side of Rickson Avenue. Property and access Every effort will… Continue reading Construction notice: Rickson Avenue water pipe installation starts February 26


Open house: Eramosa Road and Glenhill Drive Watermain Replacement, February 22

February 16, 2018

Metcalfe Street to Glenhill Drive including Guelph General Hospital easement The City of Guelph is hosting an open house to present plans for construction on Eramosa Road between Metcalfe Street and Glenhill Drive. Work includes the construction of a new watermain and the replacement of an existing watermain on Eramosa Road between from Metcalfe Street to Glenhill Drive. The reconstruction of Glenhill Drive is planned for 2019. Thursday, February 22, 2018 5:30-7 p.m. King George Public School (Library), 72 Lemon Street Why come to the open house? As part of this project, Eramosa Road will be closed from Metcalfe Street to Glenhill Drive for approximately four weeks, starting April 2. Guelph Transit route 13 will be on detour during this time. This is your opportunity… Continue reading Open house: Eramosa Road and Glenhill Drive Watermain Replacement, February 22


Traffic disruption: Woolwich Street at London Road

February 13, 2018

No Left Turn from Woolwich St. northbound into London Rd. Notice date: February 13, 2018 About the project Parsons Inc. will be taking water samples from some monitoring wells on Woolwich Street and London Road West. Work begins February 15 Work will take place on Thursday, February 15 and Friday, February 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Left turn restriction Two-way traffic will be maintained on Woolwich Street and London Road West; however, there will be no left turn from Woolwich Street northbound to London Road West. Pedestrian access There are no sidewalk closures planned as part of this work. Pedestrian access will not be disrupted. Property and business access and parking All businesses in the construction area remain open and accessible throughout construction.… Continue reading Traffic disruption: Woolwich Street at London Road


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

February 12, 2018

Phase 2B: Eramosa River Park, Florence Lane and Brockville Avenue Notice date: February 12, 2018 About the project The City is about to begin construction on the York Trunk Sewer and Paisley-Clythe Feeder Main Phase 2B project. Work in this phase will take place between Boult Avenue and Victoria Road in Eramosa River Park, and through Florence Lane between Hayes Avenue and Victoria Road, including work along the recreational trails, and a complete reconstruction of Brockville Avenue. The York Trunk Sewer & Paisley-Clythe Feedermain is a $30 million, multi-year infrastructure project. It is the City’s largest water main and wastewater (sanitary) sewer project. It includes the installation of about 6.2 kilometres of water pipes and 3.8 kilometres of sewer pipes. The City’s 2009 Water and… Continue reading Construction Notice: York Trunk Sewer and Paisley-Clythe Feedermain Project  


Open house: Paisley Feedermain, February 20, 2018

February 8, 2018

Waterloo Avenue to Silvercreek Parkway The City of Guelph is hosting an open house to present plans for reconstruction Waterloo Avenue from Wellington Street to Silvercreek Parkway and Silvercreek Parkway from Waterloo Avenue to the Railway Tracks. Tuesday, February 20 Drop-in: 6-8 p.m. Guelph Bible Chapel, 491 Waterloo Avenue, Guelph Why come to the open house? To allow for the installation of underground utilities, Waterloo Avenue will be closed from Silvercreek Parkway to Wellington Street for one week. Guelph Transit Route 9 Waterloo Avenue will be on detour. Visit guelphtransit.ca for information about route detours. Construction is expected to start in March 2018 and be completed by September 2018. This is your opportunity to view project information, including maps and schedules, and to ask questions about traffic impacts and property access. You’re encouraged to… Continue reading Open house: Paisley Feedermain, February 20, 2018


Construction notice: retaining wall construction at 1159 Victoria Road South

February 2, 2018

Victoria Road South at DeCorso Drive Notice date: February 2, 2018 About the project Kieswetter Excavating will be constructing a retaining wall along Victoria Road South at DeCorso Drive as part of a residential development. Construction activity will only affect traffic heading southbound. Work begins February 5 Work is expected to begin on Monday, February 5 and will take about four weeks to complete, weather permitting. Two-way traffic on Victoria Road South to be maintained Two-way traffic will be maintained on Victoria Road South in the vicinity of 1159 Victoria Street South; however, temporary lane reductions will be necessary. During these times, cyclists will merge with traffic on Victoria Road South in order to navigate the site. Pedestrian access There are no sidewalks in the… Continue reading Construction notice: retaining wall construction at 1159 Victoria Road South


Construction notice: Speedvale Avenue reconstruction project tree removal

February 1, 2018

As part of the Speevale Avenue construction project, the City is removing some trees to allow Guelph Hydro to relocate hydro poles and power lines. Continue reading Construction notice: Speedvale Avenue reconstruction project tree removal


Niska Road Bailey bridge to be reused in Canadian Armed Forces exercise

January 31, 2018

Guelph, Ont., January 31, 2018 – The Bailey bridge on Niska Road will be making a return to its roots. The bridge will be removed and reused by the Canadian Armed Forces for a training exercise. The Niska Road bridge, which will be replaced as part of the Niska Road improvements planned for 2019, will be removed by the Canadian Armed Forces over a four-day period in March. Site preparation will begin March 12, with the building removal exercise taking place 24-hours a day, Friday, March 16 through Monday, March 19. “The City is excited to see the bridge return to the Canadian Armed Forces,” says Ken VanderWal, Project Engineer with the City of Guelph. “This is a fantastic nod to the bridge’s former history… Continue reading Niska Road Bailey bridge to be reused in Canadian Armed Forces exercise


Niska Road and bridge improvements: open house results

January 31, 2018

At an open house on December 12, City staff presented the community with three bridge options for comment. Each option included two-lane traffic with a multi-use path on the north side, and was a variation of the pony-truss style bridge that originally stood on the site prior to its collapse in 1974. The community was also asked about traffic calming measures and truck exclusion options. The City is reviewing the feedback. Decisions regarding the replacement bridge and traffic calming measures will be announced when available. The City will be extending the truck exclusion zone on to the city limits at the bridge and monitoring for compliance. Additional measures for truck traffic will be considered as needed. Niska bridge reconstruction   Warren pony truss, 13% Bowstring arch… Continue reading Niska Road and bridge improvements: open house results


Construction notice: Wilson Street, Norfolk footbridge closing for parkade construction starting February 5

January 29, 2018

Northbound lane reduction also starts on Norfolk at Gordon The City is building a new parking facility at the site of the Wilson Street parking lot. The new parkade will provide over 400 new parking spaces. Parkade construction is expected to be complete in 2019. Wilson Street closure and Gordon/Norfolk northbound lane reduction Starting on February 5, Wilson Street will be closed between Gordon Street and Northumberland Street for the duration of the construction, about 18 months. There will also be a lane reduction on Norfolk Street between Gordon Street and Macdonell Street and traffic will change as follows: The left most northbound lane on Gordon Street will become a left-turn lane only (onto Waterloo Avenue) The centre lane will be the through lane on… Continue reading Construction notice: Wilson Street, Norfolk footbridge closing for parkade construction starting February 5


Niska Road improvements open house information

December 13, 2017

The Niska Road improvements open house was held on December 12, 2017. The following materials were shared at the open house: Niska Road Information Package Niska Road Comment Sheet You may submit comments on the information presented until Friday, December 22, 2017. Submit your comments by: Filling in, scanning and emailing the comment sheet in the above linked comment sheet to ken.vanderwal@guelph.ca Sending an email with your comments included in the body to ken.vanderwal@guelph.ca or Mailing in the completed comment form to the attention of Ken VanderWal at City Hall, 1 Carden Street, Guelph, Ontario N1H 3A1 Please include your name and address on the forms. About the project The City of Guelph initiated a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) to investigate opportunities to improve Niska Road… Continue reading Niska Road improvements open house information


UPDATE Construction notice: Neeve Street and Cross Street sewer and road construction

November 30, 2017

The City is working with Drexler Construction Limited to upgrade underground water and sewer pipes on Neeve Street from Howitt Street to the bridge over the Speed River, and on Cross Street from Neeve Street to Arthur Street. This work is part of the Arthur Street sanitary trunk sewer project and includes the installation of sanitary and storm  sewer pipes, water pipes, curb and gutter, sidewalks and on–street parking. Construction starts November 30 Construction is expected to start on or about November 30 and be completed by the end of May 2018, weather permitting. Street closures and detours Starting November 30, Cross Street will be closed for the remainder of construction. Neeve Street, Ontario Street and Howitt Street are now open. Property access and parking… Continue reading UPDATE Construction notice: Neeve Street and Cross Street sewer and road construction


Construction notice: Watson Parkway North intersection improvements start November 30

November 2, 2017

Watson Parkway North at Eastview Road The City is modifying travel lanes on Watson Parkway North at Eastview Road to help with traffic movement through the intersection. Additional left-turn lanes will be added, reducing the number of lanes through the Watson Parkway North and Eastview Road intersection from two through lanes to one in each direction. Construction starts November 30 The City will complete line painting and pavement markings overnight starting on or about November 30, weather permitting. No traffic impacts are expected during the day. The City will make every effort to keep noise impacts to a minimum. The City appreciates your patience, understanding and co-operation during this important construction project. Project details and any updates will be posted on guelph.ca/construction. For more information… Continue reading Construction notice: Watson Parkway North intersection improvements start November 30


UPDATE Construction notice: Eastview Road sidewalk, multi-use path and storm sewer

November 2, 2017

Starwood Road to Watson Parkway North The City is constructing sidewalk (350m), multi-use path (800m) and underground storm sewer infrastructure on Eastview Road between Starwood Drive and Watson Parkway North. A multi-use path will be constructed along the south side of Watson Road from Summit Ridge Road to Watson Parkway North. The City will also be completing curbs and gutters, and adding local storm drainage. Construction starts July 24 Sidewalk work on the north side of Eastview Road, between Starwood Drive and Summit Ridge Drive, is expected to start July 24, 2017. There are no road closure impacts associated with this part of the work. Pedestrians will be able to continue using the sidewalk on the south side of Eastview Road throughout this part of… Continue reading UPDATE Construction notice: Eastview Road sidewalk, multi-use path and storm sewer


Construction notice: Sunnylea Crescent closed for sanitary sewer installation

September 29, 2017

Sunnylea Crescent and Metcalfe Street pedestrian walkway About the project The City is working with Goetz Construction to upgrade underground water and sewer pipes on Metcalfe Street from Speedvale Avenue to Terry Boulevard, including the Speedvale Avenue and Metcalfe Street intersection. In addition to water and sewer pipe replacement, work includes the replacement of curb and gutter, sidewalks, driveway aprons and final paving. The road’s current two-lane configuration will be maintained as a two-lane road. A new sanitary sewer will be installed in the pedestrian walkway connecting Sunnylea Crescent to Metcalfe Street between 37 and 39 Sunnylea Crescent. Construction on Sunnylea Crescent starts October 10 Construction on Sunnylea Crescent and the pedestrian walkway that connects to Metcalfe Street is expected to start on or about… Continue reading Construction notice: Sunnylea Crescent closed for sanitary sewer installation


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

September 12, 2017

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


UPDATE Construction notice: Wilson Street reconstruction – Phase 2

September 11, 2017

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


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

September 1, 2017

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


Construction notice: Gordon Street paving starts September 5

August 31, 2017

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


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

August 31, 2017

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


City optimizing the Wilson Street parkade

July 18, 2017

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