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 a multi-use path on the south side of the road and a bike lane on the north side. The road will remain a two-lane road.

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: construction starts summer 2020

Work on York Road from Ontario Street to Stevenson Street is started in September 2020 and is expected to be complete by November 2021.

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

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

Construction area along York Road from Smith Avenue to Ontario Street

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.


The reconstruction of York Road from Wyndham Street to Ontario Street implements one stage of the York Road Environmental Assessment (EA) completed in 2007. As a truck and Guelph Transit route, York Road is a critical arterial road in Guelph. The York Road EA was completed to address travel needs along York Road. The EA 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.

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]