York Road reconstruction

Wyndham Street to Stevenson Street

The City of Guelph is completing water and sewer pipe replacement work on York Road between Wyndham Street and Stevenson Street. Work also includes the replacement of curb, gutter, sidewalks and on–street parking, and the addition of bike lanes on the north and south side of the road. The road will remain a two-lane road.

The reconstruction work completed from Wyndham Street to Stevenson Street are phase 1 and 2 of the York Road reconstruction.

Phase 1: completed

Work on York Road from Wyndham to Hersey/Toronto Streets was completed in 2016. Work from Hersey/Toronto Streets to Ontario Street was completed in 2017.

Phase 2: Intersection of Stevenson and York to be complete in 2022

The minor remaining underground and surface works will be started on April 19, 2022 and will be completed by the end of May 2022.

Starting April 19, York Road will be closed from Ontario Street to Brockville Avenue in both directions with limited local access. Construction notices will be circulated two weeks prior to the road closure.

Stevenson Street will remain closed until May 2022.

The City understands that the traffic impacts to residents caused by this work are inconvenient for everyone and appreciates all residents’ and drivers’ ongoing patience as we complete this necessary work.

Construction area along York Road from Smith Avenue to Ontario Street

Phase 3: Construction starts summer 2022

Work on York Road from Stevenson Street to Victoria Road South will start in summer 2022 and is expected to be complete by Winter 2023. No work will be completed between January 2023 to March 2023.

To accommodate the replacement of the underground water and sewer pipes, York Road will be closed from Stevenson Street to Victoria Road South in both directions with limited local access.

A virtual public open house will be held from March 21 to April 8. The date and links for the virtual public open house will be posted on this webpage when available. Residents in the neighborhood will be notified about the virtual public open house by a hand delivered notice.

Key map - York Rd

York Road Phase 2: Landscaping and surface works mid-April to end of May. York Road Phase 3A: Sewer work on Stevenson Street June to September 2022; Sewer and road building at Stevenson and York intersection June to December 2022. York Road Phase 3B: Sewer and road building from Brockville to Victoria April to December 2023.

Phase 4: Design work ongoing

Upgrades on York Road from Victoria Road South to the eastern City limit (east of Watson Road) are being designed.

This section of York Road is expected to be completed in three (3) construction seasons with construction work starting in late 2023 and being completed in late 2026.

Background

As a truck and Guelph Transit route, York Road is a critical arterial road in Guelph. The York Road Environmental Assessment was completed to address travel needs along York Road. The Environmental Assessment identified the improvements to be made along York Road from Wyndham Street to the eastern City limit, east of Watson Road. The York Road environmental design study will identify the design options for improvements from Victoria to the eastern City limits.

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. Adding bike lanes to York Road will also help to accommodate all road users, including public transit, cycling, pedestrians and vehicles.

All construction notices, including timing updates and traffic changes will be posted at guelph.ca/construction and in the latest updates section below.

Public meetings

The City hosts open houses to provide detailed project information to interested stakeholders. Open house notices are posted in the latest updates section below. Open house materials will be available online following the event.

The City of Guelph appreciates your patience and understanding as we complete this important infrastructure project.

For more information

Steven Di Pietro, Project Engineer
Engineering and Transportation Services
City of Guelph
519-822-1260 extension 2348
Mobile 226-820-0154
[email protected]