Aging water and sewer pipes under the Bristol Street roadway need to be replaced. The City’s construction plans include the replacement of sanitary sewer (wastewater), storm sewer and water pipes, curb and gutter, and driveway aprons.
Traffic calming improvements include:
- bike lanes,
- 90 degree intersection realignment at Glasgow and Fountain streets,
- road narrowing between Yorkshire and Essex streets,
- curb narrowing (bump-outs) at Surrey and Wellington streets, and
- restricted on-street parking on the north side of Bristol
Construction starts in 2016
Edinburgh Road to Essex Street
Bristol Street will be closed from Raymond Street to Holliday Street with limited local access to accommodate the replacement of underground infrastructure. Construction of this section of Bristol Street started in 2016 and will be completed in spring 2017. Local traffic will be re-routed via Raymond Street with temporary intersection closures of Raymond and Holliday at Bristol Street during construction.
Essex Street to Wellington Street West
Bristol Street will be closed from Essex Street to Wellington Street West with limited local access for the replacement of underground water and sewer pipes. The City plans to start construction in 2018. Construction will take about four months to complete.
The City hosts open houses to provide detailed project information to interested stakeholders. Open houses notices are posted in the Latest Updates section below. Open house materials will be available online following the event.
The Cycling Master Plan is a 10-year strategy to make cycling easier, safer and more accessible in Guelph by building a connected network of on– and off–road bike facilities throughout Guelph. It is part of the City of Guelph’s efforts to support sustainable transportation, relieve traffic congestion, and make mobility accessible to all road users including public transit, cycling, pedestrians and vehicles.
The City of Guelph appreciates your patience and understanding as we complete this important infrastructure project.