Category Archives: Road construction

Construction notice: Gordon Street sidewalk restrictions start January 16

January 15, 2019

At Speed River bridge Synergy Underground Utilities will be working on behalf of Rogers Communications to install underground cabling along Gordon Street. Work begins January 16 Work is expected to begin on or about Wednesday, January 16 and will take approximately one week to complete, weather permitting. Bike lane reductions on Gordon Street expected During construction, the Contractor may have construction vehicles occupying the bike lane on the Boathouse side of the bridge (east side). Cyclists will need to merge with traffic on Gordon Street to navigate the site safely. A road closure is not expected but road users may encounter minor delays. Pedestrian access The sidewalk on the Boathouse side of Gordon Street (east side of the bridge) will be temporarily closed throughout the… Continue reading Construction notice: Gordon Street sidewalk restrictions start January 16


Construction notice: Manor Park Crescent sewer replacement and siphon rehabilitation

January 14, 2019

Manor Park Crescent to Silvercreek Park About the project The City is about to begin rehabilitation of a 400 mm siphon under the Speed River west of Edinburgh Road South between Manor Park Crescent and Silvercreek Park and the sanitary sewer along Manor Park Crescent. The existing sanitary siphon that extends under the Speed River west of Edinburgh Road South between Manor Park Crescent and Silvercreek Park is nearing the end of its life cycle. The required rehabilitation work will extend its life by another 50 years. As part of this work, storm and sanitary sewers on Manor Park Crescent will also be replaced. Work in this project is being completed by Xterra construction. Construction begins January 19 Construction is planned for January 19 to… Continue reading Construction notice: Manor Park Crescent sewer replacement and siphon rehabilitation


Construction notice: Multiple road closures for rail track maintenance

December 24, 2018

Alma Street, Paisley Street, Suffolk Street and Speedvale Avenue West About the project CN is undertaking track maintenance at the Alma Street, Paisley Street, Suffolk Street and Speedvale Avenue West crossings. Road closures are required for crews to safely complete the maintenance work. Construction begins January 9 Construction is planned for January 9 to 12 as follows, weather permitting: January 9: Alma Street between Inkerman Street and Petrolia Street January 10: Paisley Street between Edinburgh Road North and Southampton Street January 11: Suffolk Street between Edinburgh Road North and North Street January 12: Speedvale Avenue West between Dawson Road and Edinburgh Road North Road closures and detours On the respective dates, a full road closure will be in place. Local traffic will be permitted along… Continue reading Construction notice: Multiple road closures for rail track maintenance


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


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

November 16, 2018

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


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: Boult Avenue is closed for paving starting October 23

October 17, 2018

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


Construction notice: Eramosa Road closed for paving starting October 19

October 17, 2018

Eramosa Road will be closed at Metcalfe Street to Delhi Street on or about October 12 at 6 p.m. to and should reopen the same day, weather permitting. Continue reading Construction notice: Eramosa Road closed for paving starting October 19


Construction notice: York Road lane reductions start October 15

October 1, 2018

York road will be restricted to one lane of traffic during the day from October 15 to 18 with all lanes open in the evening. Continue reading Construction notice: York Road lane reductions start October 15


UPDATED Construction notice: Duke and Arthur streets closed starting July 9

September 13, 2018

Arthur Street sanitary trunk sewer and road construction UPDATE: All underground work and paving should be completed on or about September 14, weather permitting. The City is working with Sousa Concrete to upgrade underground water and sewer pipes on Arthur Street from Alice Street to approximately 200 metres north of Cross Street, and on Duke Street from Elizabeth Street to south of the existing rail crossing. This work is part of the Arthur Street sanitary trunk sewer project. Construction work includes the installation of sanitary and storm sewer pipes, water pipes, curbs, sidewalks, driveway aprons and road paving. Construction starts July 9 Work on Duke Street is expected to start the week of July 9 and will take one month to complete, weather permitting. Work… Continue reading UPDATED Construction notice: Duke and Arthur streets closed starting July 9


Construction notice: Niska Road Bridge construction starts September 10

September 7, 2018

Niska Road to City limits About the project The City is starting construction of the new Niska Road Bridge. Work will be completed by Sierra Bridge out of Woodstock Ontario. The City of Guelph initiated a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) to investigate opportunities to improve Niska Road from Ptarmigan Drive to the City limits. The EA was completed in December 2015. Some of the recommendations included reconstructing Niska Road from Ptarmigan Drive to the City limits and reconstructing the Niska Road bridge as a two-lane crossing with considerations made for pedestrians and cyclists. Construction of the bridge starts  September 10 Construction will start the week of September, 10 and continue throughout the winter to be completed May of 2019, weather permitting. Following the bridge… Continue reading Construction notice: Niska Road Bridge construction starts September 10


Construction notice: Metcalfe Street closed for water main repair starting September 6

September 5, 2018

Metcalfe Street will be closed at Eramosa Road on or about September 6 at noon to September 7 at noon, weather permitting. Continue reading Construction notice: Metcalfe Street closed for water main repair starting September 6


Construction notice: Elizabeth street closed for storm sewer installation starting November 12

September 4, 2018

Construction on Elizabeth Street will start on or about November 12 for approximately two months, weather permitting. Continue reading Construction notice: Elizabeth street closed for storm sewer installation starting November 12


Construction notice: Arthur Street North closed for construction starting August 8

August 3, 2018

Grange Street and New Street About the project The City is working with Nabolsy Contracting Inc. to undertake private infrastructure work on behalf of the owner of 84 Arthur Street North to install sewer and water services to the new home. Construction starts August 8 Construction is expected to begin on or about August 8 and take approximately one week, weather permitting. Arthur Street North will be closed Arthur Street North will be closed to through traffic at approximately 84 Arthur Street North throughout construction. Sidewalk closed on the south side of Arthur Street North The sidewalk on the south side of Arthur Street North will be temporarily closed throughout the project. Property access Every effort will be made to maintain access to driveways in… Continue reading Construction notice: Arthur Street North closed for construction starting August 8


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

July 31, 2018

Phase 2B of the York Trunk Sewer and Paisley-Clythe Feedermain is set to start in August and take approximately two months, weather permitting. Continue reading Construction notice: York Trunk Sewer and Paisley-Clythe Feedermain Project


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


Open house notice: Join us to discuss phase two of the Woodlawn Road multi-use path on August 2

July 20, 2018

Silvercreek Parkway to Imperial Road The City of Guelph is hosting an open house to present construction plans for the multi-use path on Woodlawn Road West from Silvercreek Parkway to Imperial Road. The multi-use path will be built on Woodlawn Road’s north and south sides between the existing curb and property line. The multi-use path will be three metres wide for use by pedestrians, cyclists and other users to get around. The multi-use path is funded by the Province under its Ontario Municipal Commuter Cycling Program to build safer, more connected cycling routes for Ontarians and to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transportation. The City of Guelph is contributing at least 20 per cent toward the total eligible project cost. Construction will include the… Continue reading Open house notice: Join us to discuss phase two of the Woodlawn Road multi-use path on August 2


Construction notice: Metcalfe Street eastbound lane closed starting July 19

July 18, 2018

Between Eramosa Road and Cadillac Drive The City is replacing and upgrading a major water main on Eramosa Road and Glenhill Place. The contractor is experiencing issues with the existing City water infrastructure and will require a closure to further investigate. Construction begins July 19 Construction will take approximately one evening, starting on July 19 at 7 p.m., weather permitting. Further paving of the site has yet to be determined. Lane reductions and detours The eastbound lane of Metcalfe Street will be closed between Eramosa Road towards Cadillac Drive. Only local traffic will be permitted. 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… Continue reading Construction notice: Metcalfe Street eastbound lane closed starting July 19


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


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 Transportation Services 519-822-1260 extension 2037 steve.anderson@guelph.ca


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


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


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


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: 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


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


First LED traffic signal replacements underway since original upgrade in 2006

January 18, 2017

LED upgrades paid off faster than anticipated Guelph, Ont., January 18, 2017—The City of Guelph is starting the first city-wide replacement of LED traffic signal bulbs since they were installed over 10 years ago. The City expected a four–year payback period from the LED traffic signal upgrades, but saw a much shorter, two–year payback period, and continues to see operational savings every year. “The City has saved 90 per cent a year on energy costs for traffic signal operation since we replaced incandescent bulbs with LED lighting,” said Steve Anderson, Supervisor of Traffic Engineering with the City. Previously, traffic signal bulbs had to be replaced twice a year. LED lights are generally maintenance free for 7-10 years, which reduces operational costs for bulbs and replacement… Continue reading First LED traffic signal replacements underway since original upgrade in 2006


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