College Avenue infrastructure upgrades

About the project

The City of Guelph is working to replace and upgrade water and wastewater infrastructure, and design and construct protected cycling infrastructure on College Avenue from Janefield Avenue to Dundas Lane.

The project includes works identified in the Water and Wastewater Servicing Master Plan. Existing cast iron watermain will be replaced and upsized to improve capacity and distribution. Wastewater sewer will be replaced and upsized west of Edinburgh Road South to address existing capacity constraints. Upgrading the watermain and sanitary sewers ensures we can support our community as the population grows.

This project supports the City’s Cycling Master Plan, Transportation Master Plan and Official Plan to encourage and support healthy, safe and convenient modes of transportation within our community. The design and implementation of the project is guided by the feasibility study and concept design that we developed as part of the Protected Cycling Network Study, and is funded in part from the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP).

We are upgrading the cycling infrastructure to support all ages and abilities. The 2.75 kilometre corridor will feature cycle tracks between Edinburgh Road and Gordon Street, and protected bike lanes from Janefield Avenue to Edinburgh Road and from Gordon Street to Dundas Lane.

Four intersections will be upgraded to become protected intersections: Scottsdale Drive, Edinburgh Road, Gordon Street and East Ring Road. Protected intersections divide motor vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians into separated paths to navigate the intersection, providing safe passage for each group with minimal conflict points.

Detour routes

Traffic will be re-routed during Stage 1, Phase 1 of construction as presented below. Please follow the posted detours.

Detour 1: Map showing College Avenue West at Edinburgh Road SouthMap of Detour 2: College Avenue West at Edinburgh Road South

Construction timeline

Construction is expected to start in 2024 and will be completed in three phases:

  • Phase 1: Edinburgh to University (2024)
  • Phase 2: University to East Ring Road (2025)
  • Phase 3: Janefield to Edinburgh (2025)

Map of the construction area

Map showing the 3 phases of construction

All construction notices, including timing updates and traffic changes, will be posted at and in the Latest updates section.

Community engagement

Community engagement took place in fall 2023. The City hosted an open house, a pop-up information booth at College Avenue and Gordon Street, and virtual engagement opportunities. Details of the engagement and open house materials are available in the link, below. Construction notices will be posted ahead of each construction phase.

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For more information

Please contact one of our project team members if you have questions or comments, or would like to be added to the project mailing list.

Construction inquiries

Samy Mohamed, C.E.T., PMP
Construction Contract Administrator, Technical Services
Engineering and Transportation Services
519-822-1260 extension 3960
[email protected]

Project inquiries

Anindita Datta, P.Eng.
Project Engineer, Design and Construction
Engineering and Transportation Services
529-822-1260 extension 2756
[email protected]