Category Archives: Road construction

Construction notice: Paisley Feedermain construction starts July 23

July 12, 2018

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


Construction notice: Raglan Street traffic signs changed to improve traffic

July 11, 2018

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


UPDATE: Construction notice: York trunk sewer work continues

July 6, 2018

Update: Microtunnelling work is expected to start July 9. Eramosa River Park, Florence Lane and Brockville Avenue The York Trunk Sewer and Paisley-Clythe Feedermain Project is a multi-phased project to expand Guelph’s water distribution infrastructure and install a new trunk sanitary sewer link from the west to the east side of the city. Work in this phase will take place between Boult Avenue and Victoria Road, including work along the recreational trails, and a complete reconstruction of Brockville Avenue. This next construction stage will include 265 metres of 1200mm diameter sanitary sewer installation using microtunnelling technology along Florence Lane between Lawrence Avenue and Hayes Avenue. Construction to begin middle of June While work on this project has begun, work along Florence Lane is expected to… Continue reading UPDATE: Construction notice: York trunk sewer work continues


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

July 4, 2018

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


Construction notice: Elizabeth Street curb repairs start July 9

July 3, 2018

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


Construction notice: Delhi Street parking restrictions start July 3

July 3, 2018

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


Construction notice: Eramosa Road closed for construction starting July 9

July 3, 2018

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


Water main break on Speedvale Avenue East being repaired today

June 29, 2018

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


Construction notice: Willow Road paving starts July 9

June 28, 2018

Applewood Crescent to Edinburgh Road North The City is working with Capital Paving Inc. to: Remove and repair concrete curbs, Raise manholes, and Repave the road surface. All work will take place on City property. Road work begins July 9 Road work is expected to start on or about July 9 and continue for about four weeks, weather permitting. Lanes will be reduced during construction There will be a lane reduction with two-way traffic 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 and equipment movement may temporarily impact access to private property and delays… Continue reading Construction notice: Willow Road paving starts July 9


Construction notice: College Avenue East closed for construction starting July 9

June 28, 2018

College Avenue East at Lang Way (Powerhouse Lane) About the project Kieswetter Excavating will be carrying out road work for University of Guelph. Construction on College Avenue East starts July 9 Work is expected to begin on Monday, July 9 and take about one week to complete, weather permitting. Traffic on College Avenue East will be detoured During construction, traffic will be detoured via Gordon Street, Stone Road East and Victoria Road South. Detour and information signs will be posted. Pedestrian access The south side sidewalk on College Avenue East will be closed at the intersection of College Avenue East and Lang Way (Powerhouse Lane). Property and business access and parking All businesses in the construction area remain open throughout construction. Every effort will be… Continue reading Construction notice: College Avenue East closed for construction starting July 9


Construction notice: Arthur Street South closes July 9 for sewer installation

June 27, 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 pipes for new homes along Arthur Street South. Road closes July 9 Construction is expected to begin on or about Monday, July 9 and continue for approximately one week, weather permitting. Arthur Street South will be closed to through traffic between Elizabeth Street and Cross Street. Local access will be maintained. Pedestrian access Pedestrian sidewalk access will be maintained. 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… Continue reading Construction notice: Arthur Street South closes July 9 for sewer installation


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

June 27, 2018

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


Construction notice: Duke and Arthur streets closed starting July 9

June 27, 2018

Arthur Street sanitary trunk sewer and road construction The City is working with Sousa Concrete to upgrade underground water and sewer pipes on Arthur Street from Alice Street to approximately 200 metres north of Cross Street, and on Duke Street from Elizabeth Street to south of the existing rail crossing. This work is part of the Arthur Street sanitary trunk sewer project. Construction work includes the installation of sanitary and storm sewer pipes, water pipes, curbs, sidewalks, driveway aprons and road paving. Construction starts July 9 Work on Duke Street is expected to start the week of July 9 and will take one month to complete, weather permitting. Work will take place between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday to Friday, and over one weekend… Continue reading Construction notice: Duke and Arthur streets closed starting July 9


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

June 22, 2018

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


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

June 22, 2018

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


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

June 22, 2018

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


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

June 22, 2018

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


Construction notice: Traffic signals replacement at Woolwich and Powell Streets start July 1

June 21, 2018

Intersection of Woolwich Street and Powell Street About the project The City is working with TM3 Inc. Electrical Contractors to undertake infrastructure work on behalf of the City of Guelph. The contractor will be closing the east and west approaches on Powell Street at the Woolwich Street intersection to all traffic to remove the traffic signal equipment. The contractor will then install new traffic signals. Traffic signal replacement stars July 1 Traffic signal replacement will start at or around July 1, 2018, and is scheduled to last four to five weeks, weather permitting. Lane reductions and detours Vehicle and bicycle traffic will not be permitted at the Powell Street entrances of the intersection. Traffic will continue to have access on Woolwich Street throughout construction. Pedestrian… Continue reading Construction notice: Traffic signals replacement at Woolwich and Powell Streets start July 1


Construction notice: Wellington Street paving Gordon to McCrae begins June 27

June 15, 2018

McCrae Boulevard to Gordon Street About the project The City is working with Capital Paving Inc. to: Remove and repair concrete curbs, Raise manholes, and Repave the road surface. All work will take place on City property. Road work begins June 27 Road work is expected to start on or about Wednesday, June 27 and continue for approximately two weeks. There will be overnight paving work following the concrete work. All dates are weather permitting. Lane reductions There will be a lane reduction, however, two-way traffic will be maintained for the duration of the work. Map of construction area Property and business access All businesses in the construction area remain open and accessible throughout construction. Every effort will be made to maintain access to driveways… Continue reading Construction notice: Wellington Street paving Gordon to McCrae begins June 27


Construction notice: Wellington Street paving Imperial to City limits starts June 19

June 15, 2018

Imperial Road South to City limits 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. Paving begins June 19 Road work is expected to start on or about Wednesday, June 19 and continue for approximately two weeks, weather permitting. Lane reductions There will be a lane reduction, however, two-way traffic will be maintained for the duration of the work. Property and business access All businesses will 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… Continue reading Construction notice: Wellington Street paving Imperial to City limits starts June 19


Traffic notice: New pedestrian signal at Scottsdale Drive

June 12, 2018

Between Janefield Avenue and Wilsonview Avenue About the project The City is working with TM3 Inc. to install a new pedestrian signal on Scottsdale Drive between Janefield Avenue and Wilsonview Avenue, behind the Stone Road Mall. Installation to occur June 21 Installation is expected to start on or about Monday, June 21 and will continue for approximately three weeks, weather permitting. The contractor expected to activate the new signal no later than Friday, August 31. Lane reductions and detours Traffic will be maintained in both directions; however, there will be lane reductions and delays should be expected. Pedestrian access Pedestrian sidewalk access will be maintained throughout the working area at all times. City services There will be no interruption to any City services during construction.… Continue reading Traffic notice: New pedestrian signal at Scottsdale Drive


Traffic notice: New pedestrian signal on Watson Parkway North

June 12, 2018

At Fleming Road About the project The City is undertaking The City is working with TM3 Inc. to install a new intersection pedestrian signal on the north leg of the intersection of Watson Parkway North at Fleming Road. Installation to occur on June 18 Installation is expected to start on or about Monday, June 18, and will continue for approximately three weeks, weather permitting. The contractor is expected to activate the new signal no later than Friday, August 31. Lane reductions and detours Traffic will be maintained in both directions; however, there will be lane reductions and delays should be expected. Pedestrian access Pedestrian sidewalk access will be maintained throughout the working area at all times. City services There will be no interruption to any… Continue reading Traffic notice: New pedestrian signal on Watson Parkway North


Traffic notice: Lawrence Avenue traffic pattern change

June 6, 2018

At Florence Lane About the project The City has changed traffic signs on Lawrence Avenue at Florence Lane to improve traffic flow in and out of the Eramosa River Park parking lot. Stop signs have been installed on Lawrence Avenue at Florence Lane in both directions. The yield sign on Florence Lane at Lawrence Avenue has been removed. Map of area For more information Steve Anderson, Supervisor, Traffic Engineering Engineering and Capital Infrastructure Services 519-822-1260 extension 2037 steve.anderson@guelph.ca


Construction notice: Eramosa, Glenhill water main replacement

June 4, 2018

The City is replacing and upgrading a major watermain on Eramosa Road and Glenhill Place. Continue reading Construction notice: Eramosa, Glenhill water main replacement


Sinkhole repair underway on Paisley Road

May 29, 2018

Paisley Road closed between Sleeman Avenue and Silvercreek Parkway Guelph, Ont., May 29, 2018—A sinkhole on Paisley Road just west of Sleeman Avenue was reported to City staff early this morning. No accidents or injuries have occurred. A broken storm drain has been identified as the cause. Repairs to the drain will continue this evening and asphalt repairs will take place tomorrow morning, May 30. Traffic, pedestrian and transit impacts Paisley Road is closed between Sleeman Avenue and Silvercreek Parkway. Local traffic will have access this evening. Both sidewalks remain open. Guelph Transit route 10 and the Community Bus are on detour. Visit guelphtransit.ca for more information. The City will provide updates at guelph.ca and on Facebook (facebook.com/cityofguelph) and Twitter (twitter.com/cityofguelph) should anything change, or… Continue reading Sinkhole repair underway on Paisley Road


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


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


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


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


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 Update June 12: The City has evaluated traffic patterns over the past 90 days and determined that the intersection will remain an all-way stop going forward. Crews will be removing the old traffic signals and equipment over the next few days. 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… 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


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: next phase of York trunk sewer project begins in February

February 12, 2018

Eramosa River Park, Florence Lane and Brockville Avenue 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 Wastewater Servicing Master Plan identified the projects as priorities in… Continue reading Construction Notice: next phase of York trunk sewer project begins in February


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: 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


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


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


Green bike lanes and bike box coming to Gordon Street

July 11, 2017

Pilot aims to improve safety for all travelers Update, July 12, 2017—Bike lane painting along the southbound lanes of Gordon Street is complete. Painting of the bike box has been delayed and will likely be completed overnight Thursday, July 13, weather permitting. Guelph, Ont., July 11, 2017—The City of Guelph is testing and evaluating changes to bike lanes on Gordon Street to reduce the number of collisions between people driving, walking and biking in this area. Changes, which include painting only, will be made overnight tonight. “We developed this pilot project to help address the high number of reported collisions involving people driving, walking and biking on Gordon Street between Waterloo Avenue and Wellington Street,” said Jennifer Juste, the City’s Transportation Demand Management Program Manager.… Continue reading Green bike lanes and bike box coming to Gordon Street


Downey Road traffic calming construction open house information

May 19, 2017

The Downey Road traffic calming construction open house was held May 18, 2017. The following materials were shared at the open house: Open house information package [PDF 182kB] Construction design illustration [PDF 1MB] About the project The City is building traffic calming infrastructure on Downey Road to help address concerns from local residents about traffic speeds and community safety along Downey Road. The City completed the Downey Road Transportation Improvement study to identify the appropriate roadway classification of Downey Road and identify options to reduce speeding and enhance the pedestrian and cyclist experience on Downey Road. Council approved five of the six the recommendations of the Downey Road Transportation Improvement study in September 2016. Council did not approve the recommendation for a roundabout at Niska… Continue reading Downey Road traffic calming construction open house information


Bristol Street construction from Essex to Wellington rescheduled to 2018

May 19, 2017

Construction work on Bristol Street between Essex and Wellington streets is being rescheduled to 2018. The work currently underway from Yorkshire Street to Holliday Road will be completed this year. Why is the schedule changing? Cost estimates for the planned work are above what was expected and budgeted in 2017. The City is rescheduling this project to adjust the budget for 2018. Rather than reduce the scope of work, or come back over two years to complete it, staff will be asking Council for additional funds for this project in the 2018 capital budget. This will allow the City to ensure all traffic calming elements can be built as planned, and that residents are only disrupted once for this project.   For more information Ken… Continue reading Bristol Street construction from Essex to Wellington rescheduled to 2018


Eastview sidewalk and multi-use path construction open house materials

March 28, 2017

On March 27, 2017, the City hosted an open house to share plans for adding sidewalks, underground storm sewer infrastructure and a multi-use path on Eastview Road between Starwood Drive and Watson Parkway. The following materials were shared at the open house: Environmental impact study plans including areas of natural significance, and mitigation and restoration plans [PDF 1MB] Design plans for the construction of the multi-use path and sidewalk [PDF 1MB] About the project The City is constructing sidewalks (350m), a multi-use path (800m) and underground storm sewer infrastructure on Eastview Road between Starwood Drive and Watson Parkway North. The sidewalk on Eastview Road between Watson Parkway and Summit Ridge Drive was identified for completion and inclusion in City’s active transportation network by the Sidewalk Needs… Continue reading Eastview sidewalk and multi-use path construction open house materials


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