Category Archives: Road construction

City crews responding to a water main break on Woodlawn Road East

January 27, 2020

Update, January 27: Crews have finished repairing the water main break and water pressure in the surrounding area has been restored. Lane restrictions are still in effect until the road is repaired, which is expected to be completed by end of day tomorrow. Woodlawn Road East lane reductions in effect   Guelph, Ont., January 27, 2020—A water main break occurred on Woodlawn Road East, approaching Victoria Road North, early this morning. There are no health risks as a result of the break. Woodlawn Road East has been reduced to a single lane westbound. Woodlawn Road East eastbound has been closed and will be detoured at Country Club Drive. Please be cautious when approaching the area. Repairs are expected to be completed by this evening. Minor… Continue reading City crews responding to a water main break on Woodlawn Road East


Construction notice: Wideman Boulevard closed starting January 8

December 16, 2019

Victoria Road North to Webster Street About the project The City is working with James Thoume Construction Ltd. to install sewer and water pipes. All work will take place on City property. Work begins January 8 Work is expected to start on or about January 8 and take about three weeks to complete, weather permitting. Wideman Boulevard closed Wideman Boulevard will be closed to through traffic during the project. Local traffic will be permitted along Wideman Boulevard, however, there will be no through access at 35 Wideman Boulevard. Property access All properties 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… Continue reading Construction notice: Wideman Boulevard closed starting January 8


Construction notice: Deerpath Drive lane reduction starting December 12

December 9, 2019

Castlebury Drive to Lois Lane About the project The City is working with Regional Sewer and Watermain Ltd. to: Install sewer and water pipes, and Repave the road surface. All work will take place on City property. Work begins December 12 Work is expected to start on or about December 12 and take about three weeks to complete, weather permitting. Lane reductions There will be lane reductions on Deerpath Drive 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. 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… Continue reading Construction notice: Deerpath Drive lane reduction starting December 12


Construction notice: Forbes Avenue closed starting December 9

December 3, 2019

UPDATE: The work on Forbes Avenue has been delayed. Work will now start on or about January 6 and take about one week to complete, weather permitting.   Gordon Street to Martin Avenue About the project The City is working with Civil-Link Inc. to: Install sewer and water pipes, and Repave the road surface. All work will take place on City property. Work begins December 9 Work is expected to start on or about December 9 and take about one week to complete, weather permitting. Forbes Avenue closed Forbes Avenue will be closed to through traffic during the project. Only local access will be permitted. There will be no through access at 12 Forbes Avenue. Pedestrian access The south sidewalk will be closed to pedestrians at… Continue reading Construction notice: Forbes Avenue closed starting December 9


Construction notice: York Road lane reductions starting December 16

November 28, 2019

Stevenson Street South to Victoria Road South About the project DST Consulting Engineers Inc. will be conducting a geotechnical investigation on York Road. Work involves the drilling of boreholes. Performing this investigation is part of the York Road Reconstruction project. It will give the project team an accurate understanding of the subsurface of the roadway, including groundwater levels. This work is not part of the environmental testing that is taking place south of York Road in the area of Menzie, Audrey and Lawrence avenues. Work starts December 16 Work is scheduled to start on or about December 16 and take about five days to complete, weather permitting. Lane reductions expected York Road will undergo lane reductions during the project. Two way traffic will be maintained… Continue reading Construction notice: York Road lane reductions starting December 16


Construction notice: Manitoba Street lane reductions and closures starting November 27

November 25, 2019

Ontario Street to Huron Street About the project Pinchin Ltd. will be conducting a geotechnical investigation on Manitoba Street. Work involves the drilling of boreholes. Performing this investigation is part of the Manitoba Street Reconstruction project. It will give the project team an accurate understanding of the subsurface of the roadway, including groundwater levels. Work begins November 27 Work is scheduled to start on or about November 27 and take about three days to complete, weather permitting. Lane reductions expected Manitoba Street will undergo lane reductions during the project. Due to the narrow roadway, Manitoba Street may undergo temporary (no more than a couple hours) road closures. Please follow posted signs for safety. Pedestrian access The south sidewalk on Manitoba Street will be closed to… Continue reading Construction notice: Manitoba Street lane reductions and closures starting November 27


Construction notice: Maltby Road East closed starting November 19

November 15, 2019

Gordon Street to Victoria Road South About the project The City is working with Capital Paving Inc. to reconstruct Maltby Road East from 251 Maltby Road East to 461 Maltby Road East. All work will take place on City property. Work begins November 19 Work is expected to start on or about November 19 and take about two weeks to complete, weather permitting. Maltby Road East closed Maltby Road East will be closed to through traffic during the project. Only local access will be permitted. Property access All properties 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… Continue reading Construction notice: Maltby Road East closed starting November 19


Metrolinx overnight work and road closure at Yorkshire railway crossing October 18-21

October 10, 2019

Metrolinx will be doing overnight work on the Yorkshire rail crossing October 18-21, 10 p.m.-5a.m. The road at Yorkshire will be closed during those times. Continue reading Metrolinx overnight work and road closure at Yorkshire railway crossing October 18-21


Niska bridge and road reopens for travel, includes multi-use path

October 3, 2019

The City of Guelph has finished construction of the new bridge on Niska Road, and the roadway has reopened for travel to people driving, biking and walking. Continue reading Niska bridge and road reopens for travel, includes multi-use path


Construction notice: Gordon Street lane reductions starting October 21

October 2, 2019

Construction on Gordon Street is expected to start on or about October 21 and take about four weeks to complete, weather permitting. Continue reading Construction notice: Gordon Street lane reductions starting October 21


Construction notice: Simmonds, Ingram Drive and Wideman closures start October 15

September 30, 2019

UPDATE: The work on Simmonds Drive, Ingram Drive and Wideman Boulevard has been delayed. Work will be completed by mid-December, weather permitting. Between Victoria Road North and Webster Street The City is working with James Thoume Construction Ltd. to install water and sewer pipes to new homes on behalf of Artifex Construction Ltd. Work begins October 15 While local access will be maintained for those living in the work areas, Simmonds, Ingram and Wideman will be closed to through traffic while work on each street is completed as follows, weather permitting: Simmonds Drive: work starts on or about October 15 and will take about two weeks to complete. Ingram Drive: work starts on or about October 21 and will take about two weeks to complete.… Continue reading Construction notice: Simmonds, Ingram Drive and Wideman closures start October 15


Construction notice: Arthur Street closed starting September 16

September 11, 2019

To Elizabeth Street About the project The City is starting construction of phase 5 of the Arthur Street sanitary trunk sewer project. Work will take place on Arthur Street to Elizabeth Street, and includes the replacement of the underground sanitary sewer, storm sewer and water main pipes.  Work in this phase is being completed by Amico Infrastructure (Oxford) Inc. Work begins September 16 Work is expected to start on or about September 16, and be completed by end of December, weather permitting. Arthur Street closed Arthur Street will be closed to through traffic during the project. Only local access will be permitted. Pedestrian access The sidewalks on Arthur Street are expected to remain open, however, pedestrians should follow posted signs for their safety. Property access… Continue reading Construction notice: Arthur Street closed starting September 16


Open house notice: Manitoba Street road reconstruction

August 29, 2019

Ontario Street to Huron Street The City of Guelph is hosting an open house to present plans for the Manitoba Street road reconstruction project. This includes the installation of underground water and sewer pipes on Manitoba Street from Ontario Street to Huron Street. Wednesday, September 18, 2019 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Sacred Heart Catholic Elementary School, 125 Huron Street, Guelph Why come to the open house? Manitoba Street will be closed from Ontario Street to Huron Street in both directions with limited local access. There will be no on-street parking during the project. This is your opportunity to view project information, including maps and schedules, and to ask questions about traffic impacts and access to properties. You’re encouraged to provide comments and feedback to City… Continue reading Open house notice: Manitoba Street road reconstruction


Open house notice: York Road reconstruction: Phase 2

August 27, 2019

Ontario Street to Stevenson Street The City of Guelph is hosting an open house to present plans for construction of the second phase of the York Road reconstruction project. This phase includes the installation of underground water and sewer pipes on York Road from Ontario Street to Stevenson Street. Tuesday, September 17, 2019 5:30–7:30 p.m. Sacred Heart Catholic School, 125 Huron Street, Guelph Why come to the open house? York Road will be closed from Ontario Street to Stevenson Street in both directions with limited local access. This is your opportunity to view project information, including maps and schedules, and to ask questions about traffic impacts and access to properties. You’re encouraged to provide comments and feedback to City staff and consultants at the open… Continue reading Open house notice: York Road reconstruction: Phase 2


UPDATE: Construction notice: Northumberland Street closed starting July 22

August 2, 2019

UPDATE: Northumberland Street is now open. A short closure is expected again at the end of August. At Wilson Street The City is working with Drexler Construction Ltd. to reconstruct Northumberland Street. Work includes the replacement of asphalt surface and curbs. Work begins July 22 Work is expected to begin on or about July 22, and take approximately four weeks to complete, weather permitting. Northumberland Street closed starting July 22 Northumberland Street will be closed to through traffic during the project. Alternative parking arrangements will be made. Those affected by the closure will be contacted by the Parking Office directly to arrange alternative parking. Pedestrian access The sidewalks in this area will be closed during construction. Pedestrian access is not permitted. Property and business access All… Continue reading UPDATE: Construction notice: Northumberland Street closed starting July 22


Construction notice: Woodlawn Road lane reductions and turn restrictions starting July 15

July 11, 2019

UPDATE: The work on Woodlawn Road has been extended by about six weeks. Work will be completed by mid-October, weather permitting. At Imperial Road The City is working with Capital Paving Inc. to construct the multi-use path that will be built on Woodlawn Road’s north and south sides between the existing curb and property line. Work includes the replacement of the underground sanitary sewer, storm sewer and water main pipes. Work begins July 15 Work is expected to start on or about July 15, and be completed by the end of August 2019, weather permitting. Lane reductions and turn restrictions Woodlawn Road will be reduced to one lane in each direction and there will be no left turns onto Imperial Road throughout the project. Imperial… Continue reading Construction notice: Woodlawn Road lane reductions and turn restrictions starting July 15


Construction notice: Delhi Street closed July 27

July 5, 2019

At Speedvale Avenue East Guelph Hydro-Alectra will be rebuilding the electrical distribution system along Speedvale Avenue East from Woolwich Street to Stevenson Street North. Work includes the installation of a new underground hydro structure that crosses Delhi Street. Work begins July 27 Work is expected to begin on or about July 27, and take about one day to complete, weather permitting. Delhi Street closed July 27 Delhi Street will be closed at the Speedvale Avenue East intersection during the project. Traffic will be detoured along Metcalfe Street and Emma Street. Pedestrian access The sidewalks in this area will remain open during construction. However, access may be restricted. Please follow posted signs for safety. Property and business access and parking All businesses in the construction area… Continue reading Construction notice: Delhi Street closed July 27


Construction notice: Starwood Drive paving starts July 2

June 28, 2019

Chesterton Lane to Lee Street The City is working with Capital Paving Inc. to: Adjust manholes, and Repave the road surface. All work will take place on City property. Work begins July 2 Work is expected to start on or about July 2 and continue for approximately one week, weather permitting. Starwood Drive lane reductions expected There will be a lane reduction on Starwood Drive 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. Driveway access will be maintained Every effort will be made to maintain access to driveways in the… Continue reading Construction notice: Starwood Drive paving starts July 2


Construction notice: Wilson Street sidewalk closed weekdays starting July 2

June 21, 2019

Carden Street to Gordon Street The City will be constructing phase 3 of the Wilson Street reconstruction and parkade project. This phase includes the reconstruction of the Wilson Street sidewalk. Completion of this phase will conclude Wilson Street reconstruction and parkade project, resulting in the opening of both Wilson Street and the Market Parkade. Work begins July 2 Work is expected to begin on or about July 2, and continue until mid-October, weather permitting. Weekday sidewalk closure starting July 2 The sidewalk on Wilson Street will be closed weekdays (Monday to Friday) during the project. Pedestrian access is not permitted. Please use nearby sidewalks on Norfolk Street or Wyndham Street. On weekends (Saturday and Sunday), a temporary gravel sidewalk along Wilson Street will be open… Continue reading Construction notice: Wilson Street sidewalk closed weekdays starting July 2


Open house notice: Arthur Street sanitary trunk sewer and road reconstruction phase 5

June 17, 2019

Arthur Street South to Elizabeth Street and Macdonell Street The City of Guelph is hosting an open house to present plans for construction for the fifth phase of the Arthur Street sanitary trunk sewer and road reconstruction project. Work will take place on Arthur Street to Macdonell Street and on Elizabeth Street east of Duke Street, and includes the replacement of the underground sanitary sewer, storm sewer and water main pipes.  Thursday, July 4, 2019 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Italian Canadian Club, 135 Ferguson Street Why come to the open house? A separate left turn east bound on Elizabeth Street between Duke Street and Arthur Street will be constructed. This is your opportunity to view project information, including maps and schedules, and to ask questions… Continue reading Open house notice: Arthur Street sanitary trunk sewer and road reconstruction phase 5


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 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


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


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


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 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: 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 June of 2019, weather permitting. Following the bridge… Continue reading Construction notice: Niska Road Bridge construction starts September 10


Florence Lane and Brockville Avenue construction starts August 7

July 27, 2018

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


Construction notice: Eramosa Road closed starting May 24

July 25, 2018

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


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


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


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


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


City gets green light to proceed with Niska Road and bridge improvements

March 21, 2017

Province confirms additional environmental assessment not required Guelph, ON, March 21, 2017– The City has received the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, Glenn Murray’s, decision that a higher level of environmental assessment (EA) is not needed to move forward with the reconstruction of Niska Road and replacement of the bridge.  “We’re very pleased Minister Murray is satisfied with the level of environmental assessment we’ve undertaken to thoroughly study the Niska Road area and fully understand our community’s concerns,” says Kealy Dedman, the City’s General Manager and City Engineer. “We’re now ready to proceed with the much needed improvements to Niska Road that support Guelph’s safe and efficient transportation system.” “This project was originally approved by Council in December 2015. We were then, and… Continue reading City gets green light to proceed with Niska Road and bridge improvements


Wilson Street Environmental Assessment: Notice of Study Completion

March 3, 2017

The City is proposing to replace the existing roadway, storm and sanitary sewers, and watermain. Continue reading Wilson Street Environmental Assessment: Notice of Study Completion


Niska Road bridge closed February 28

February 13, 2017

Niska Road bridge closed to drivers, cyclists and pedestrians Guelph, Ont., February 13, 2017—Due to safety concerns about structural integrity, the Niska Road bridge is being closed indefinitely to all traffic including drivers, pedestrian and cyclists. Signs alerting travelers to the closure will be posted on February 14. Barriers will be installed on both sides of the bridge on the morning of Tuesday, February 28. UPDATE, March 21, 2017—The City has received the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, Glenn Murray’s, decision that a higher level of environmental assessment (EA) is not needed to move forward with the reconstruction of Niska Road and replacement of the bridge. The bridge will remain closed until construction of the new bridge is complete in 2019. All updates related to… Continue reading Niska Road bridge closed February 28


Update on the Downey Road transportation improvement study

January 10, 2017

January 10, 2017 The City is planning improvements to Downey Road from Woodland Glen Drive to Teal Drive as part of efforts to implement the Council-approved Cycling Master Plan. Improvements will include the addition of bike lanes and traffic calming measures. The City deferred the 2013 Downey Road repaving project to gather more community feedback after local residents expressed concerns about traffic speeds and community safety along Downey Road. The City hired Paradigm Transportation Solutions Ltd. to conduct a thorough transportation study of Downey Road. The objectives of the study included assembling and reviewing transportation data for the Kortright Hills West community in order to: Estimate the traffic implications for the road classification of Downey Road under various scenarios: closing Downey Road to thru-traffic; downgrading… Continue reading Update on the Downey Road transportation improvement study


City seeks public input on Wilson Street reconstruction and design

July 15, 2016

Guelph, Ont., July 15, 2016 – Community members are invited to participate in a City-hosted public meeting for the Wilson Street reconstruction and parking project. “The focus of this public meeting is on the proposed features and design of Wilson Street from Gordon/Norfolk Street to Macdonell Street,” says Andrew Janes, project engineer supervisor with the City of Guelph. “We will present the preliminary preferred alternative for the Wilson Street reconstruction and gather public feedback.” Meeting participants will have an opportunity to provide feedback on the Preferred Design Alternative for Wilson Street, including street features and design, direction of traffic flow, on-street parking, sidewalk width, and pedestrian and cycling connections. The Wilson Street reconstruction project is being implemented as a Schedule B Municipal Class Environmental Assessment… Continue reading City seeks public input on Wilson Street reconstruction and design


Emma Street to Earl Street Bridge improvements Environment Assessment: Notice of Study Commencement

July 11, 2016

Municipal Class Environmental Assessment, Schedule B Environmental Study Emma Street to Earl Street Bridge over the Speed River The study The City of Guelph has initiated a Class Environmental Assessment (EA) for a proposed pedestrian bridge connecting Emma Street to Earl Street over the Speed River. A bridge in this location is recommended in the Guelph Trail Master Plan (2005) to provide a connection to the Downtown Trail. The EA study will determine if a pedestrian bridge is needed at this location and if so, the style of bridge to be constructed. The site location and extent of the study area are shown on the map. The process The EA will be conducted as a Schedule ‘B’ project in accordance with the “Municipal Class Environmental Assessment” document… Continue reading Emma Street to Earl Street Bridge improvements Environment Assessment: Notice of Study Commencement


Construction Notice: Guelph Police Service headquarters renovation construction work on Farquhar Street

July 5, 2016

Wyndham Street South to Freshfield Street UPDATE (as of September 14): Farquhar Street has reopened to westbound traffic. About the project As part of the Guelph Police Service (GPS) headquarters renovation, a crane will be operating to transport materials for construction work on Farquhar Street. Every effort will be made to maintain access to driveways within the work area during working hours (Monday to Friday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.) Temporary delays due to equipment movement are expected. The Guelph Farmers’ Market is open on the usual schedule  with access via Freshfield Street. The Guelph Armoury is also accessible via Freshfield Street. Pedestrian access Pedestrian sidewalk access will be maintained on the north side of Farquhar Street. City services There will be no interruption to any City services during construction. Waste… Continue reading Construction Notice: Guelph Police Service headquarters renovation construction work on Farquhar Street


Norwich Street Bridge improvements Environmental Assessment: Notice of Study Commencement

July 5, 2016

Municipal Class Environmental Assessment, Schedule B Environmental Study Norwich Street Bridge improvements The study The City of Guelph has initiated a Class Environmental Assessment (EA) study for proposed improvements to the deteriorating Norwich Street Bridge. It’s currently closed to vehicle traffic and  serves as a pedestrian crossing. The study will address the community’s needs through a number of possible solutions, including: (1) rehabilitation; (2) replacement; (3) removal; and (4) a “do nothing” alternative that would result in the permanent closure of the bridge. The location and approximate extent of the study area are shown on the map. The process The EA will be conducted as a Schedule ‘B’ project in accordance with the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment process (Municipal Engineers Association, October 2000, as amended in 2007,… Continue reading Norwich Street Bridge improvements Environmental Assessment: Notice of Study Commencement


Construction starts on York Road July 4

June 29, 2016

Guelph, Ont., June 29, 2016 – The City of Guelph is set to begin construction July 4 on York Road. The road will be closed from Wyndham Street South to Ontario Street for about three months to replace underground infrastructure and upgrade the road pavement. “We’re pleased to start on improvements to York Road—a vital transportation route in our city—that will better accommodate bus and truck traffic and active transportation pursuits along the new bike lanes and multi-use path,” said City engineer, Kealy Dedman. The Province is funding up to $2.6 million of the $4 million project, through the Connecting Links program. The program provides financial support to municipalities to repair roadways and bridges that connect communities to border crossings and provincial highways. One lane… Continue reading Construction starts on York Road July 4


City to unveil Downey Road redesign options at public workshops

June 20, 2016

Community to evaluate traffic calming features June 23 and 28 Guelph, Ont., June 20, 2016—The City of Guelph is hosting community workshops on June 23 and 28 to present three conceptual traffic calming design options for Downey Road. Residents are invited to comment on their preferred option and evaluate traffic calming features. “Based on public feedback and extensive traffic analysis, the City is ready to present the community with conceptual design options and preferred traffic calming measures for Downey Road,” says Allister McIlveen, the City’s manager of Transportation Services. “The design options address the traffic and safety concerns raised by local residents while meeting the needs of drivers, transit users, pedestrians and cyclists.” The Downey Road Transportation Improvement Study aims to implement the Council-approved Cycling… Continue reading City to unveil Downey Road redesign options at public workshops


Wilson Street improvements Environmental Assessment: Notice of Study Commencement

May 19, 2016

Municipal Class Environmental Assessment, Schedule B Environmental Study Wilson Street Improvements from Macdonell Street to Gordon Street/Norfolk Street The Project The City of Guelph (City) has initiated a Class Environmental Assessment (EA) study for proposed improvements to Wilson Street from Macdonell Street to Gordon Street / Norfolk Street. The City is proposing to replace the existing roadway, storm and sanitary sewers, and water main. The City is also considering changes to the direction of traffic flow along Wilson Street, the addition of a pedestrian refuge island at Macdonell Street, and the addition of bike lanes along this section of Wilson Street. The site location and approximate extent of the study area are shown on the map. The Process The Environmental Assessment will be conducted as a Schedule ‘B’… Continue reading Wilson Street improvements Environmental Assessment: Notice of Study Commencement


City consulting community on improvements to Downey Road corridor

May 10, 2016

Design workshop sessions on May 18 and 19 open to all Guelph residents Guelph, Ont., May 10, 2016—The City has started an in-depth study to examine traffic patterns, neighbourhood resident concerns, and active transportation options for improvements to Downey Road. The City is hosting two sessions for the project’s first design workshop on May 18 and 19. Interested residents will be able to review and comment on proposed design and traffic calming options at the sessions. Paradigm Transportation Solutions Ltd. is conducting the Downey Road transportation improvement study on behalf of the City. The study aims to address local concerns about traffic volumes and speed, and implement the Council-approved Cycling Master Plan. The study’s recommendations will include the addition of bike lanes and traffic calming… Continue reading City consulting community on improvements to Downey Road corridor


City receives $2.6 million funding boost from province for York Road construction

April 1, 2016

Liz Sandals, MPP for Guelph, announced the City of Guelph will receive $2.6 million dollars from the Province’s Connecting Links Program for construction on York Road. Continue reading City receives $2.6 million funding boost from province for York Road construction


Speedvale Avenue public information centres

June 30, 2015

Public Information Centre Number 2 Preferred Option: Option 2 – Four Lane Cross Section Proposed Bike Route Public Information Centre Number 1 Option 1 – Four Lane Cross Section with Bicycle Lanes Option 2 – Four Lane Cross Section Option 3 – Three Lane Cross Section with Bicycle Lanes Find out more about this important construction project on the Speedvale Avenue project page.


Niska Road bridge to reopen May 5

April 27, 2015

Bridge closed to motorists, cyclists and pedestrians during repairs Detours Those travelling to points west of the bridge can access Niska Road via Wellington Road 124 and Whitelaw Road Those travelling to points east of the bridge can access Niska Road via Downey Road or via Laird Road and Pioneer Trail About the repairs During routine patrols in March, City staff noticed flaws in the deck boards on the Niska Road bridge. The City began replacing the deck boards on April 20. The repairs will keep the bridge in service while the City completes the Environmental Assessment and determines a permanent solution for Niska Road and the bridge. For more information about the Niska Road Environmental Assessment visit guelph.ca/niskaroad For more information Grant Ferguson, Manager… Continue reading Niska Road bridge to reopen May 5