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Market Parkade and Wilson Street improvements completed within budget and with sustainability in mind

This month, the City will celebrate the long-awaited completion of the Wilson Street road improvements and the grand opening of the new Market Parkade. The new Norfolk Street pedestrian bridge will also open, and the Wilson Street public art project will be unveiled along with four new murals created as part of the Main Street Mural Project. All work was completed within planned budgets. Continue reading Market Parkade and Wilson Street improvements completed within budget and with sustainability in mind

Wilson Street one-way direction is changing

The flow of traffic on the one-way section of Wilson Street between Northumberland Street and Gordon/Norfolk Street will be reversed from heading into the downtown core (northbound) to out of the downtown core (southbound) when Wilson Street reopens later this month. Continue reading Wilson Street one-way direction is changing

UPDATE: Construction notice: Northumberland Street closed starting July 22

UPDATE: Northumberland Street is now open. A short closure is expected again at the end of August. At Wilson Street The City is working with Drexler Construction Ltd. to reconstruct Northumberland Street. Work includes the replacement of asphalt surface and curbs. Work begins July 22 Work is expected to begin on or about July 22, and take approximately four weeks to complete, weather permitting. Northumberland Street closed starting July 22 Northumberland Street will be closed to through traffic during the project. Alternative parking arrangements will be made. Those affected by the closure will be contacted by the Parking Office directly to arrange alternative parking. Pedestrian access The sidewalks in this area will be closed during construction. Pedestrian access is not permitted. Property and business access All… Continue reading UPDATE: Construction notice: Northumberland Street closed starting July 22

Metrolinx overnight work on Gordon Street Bridge, August 2-5

Starting August 2, essential maintenance work to remove and replace existing track will need to be completed overnight, while rail traffic is lighter on the Gordon Street Bridge in Guelph. Weather permitting, the work will be completed between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. each night from August 2-5. Continue reading Metrolinx overnight work on Gordon Street Bridge, August 2-5

Construction notice: Wilson Street sidewalk closed weekdays starting July 2

Carden Street to Gordon Street The City will be constructing phase 3 of the Wilson Street reconstruction and parkade project. This phase includes the reconstruction of the Wilson Street sidewalk. Completion of this phase will conclude Wilson Street reconstruction and parkade project, resulting in the opening of both Wilson Street and the Market Parkade. Work begins July 2 Work is expected to begin on or about July 2, and continue until mid-October, weather permitting. Weekday sidewalk closure starting July 2 The sidewalk on Wilson Street will be closed weekdays (Monday to Friday) during the project. Pedestrian access is not permitted. Please use nearby sidewalks on Norfolk Street or Wyndham Street. On weekends (Saturday and Sunday), a temporary gravel sidewalk along Wilson Street will be open… Continue reading Construction notice: Wilson Street sidewalk closed weekdays starting July 2

Construction notice: Wilson Street, Norfolk footbridge closing for parkade construction starting February 5

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

City optimizing the Wilson Street parkade

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

Wilson Street parkade deferred to stay on budget

Guelph, Ont., January 27, 2016 – The timeline for the Wilson Street parkade is expected to be deferred in order to re-issue the design-build request for proposal (RFP). “To stay within our approved budget and ensure accountability to our taxpayers, we are proactively adjusting and reissuing the Wilson Street parkade RFP, which will mean a change to the project’s original timeline,” explains Scott Stewart, deputy chief administrative officer of Infrastructure, Development and Enterprise Services. The four proposals received through the original RFP, issued in August 2016, significantly exceeded the Council approved budget for the Wilson Street parkade project. As a result, the City was unable to award a winning proposal and the RFP was cancelled. The City has since adjusted the requirements of the parkade… Continue reading Wilson Street parkade deferred to stay on budget

City seeks public input on Wilson Street reconstruction and design

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

City publishes quarterly updates on large construction projects

policuelph, Ont., July 14, 2016 – Quarterly updates that include budget and progress status are now publicly available for three of the City’s major capital projects. “Consistent public reporting is one aspect of our commitment to evolve our project management practices on large-scale construction projects,” said Scott Stewart, Deputy Chief Administrative Officer of Infrastructure, Development and Enterprise Services. “We’re accountable to manage these projects well and that involves routinely communicating the status of the schedules and budgets.” The updates are available for the City’s capital projects that are considered complex and high risk, based on a number of factors that include price. These factors are listed in a tiered classification framework for project management standards, developed by the City’s Project Management Office. The three projects… Continue reading City publishes quarterly updates on large construction projects

Wilson Street improvements Environmental Assessment: Notice of Study Commencement

Municipal Class Environmental Assessment, Schedule B Environmental Study Wilson Street Improvements from Macdonell Street to Gordon Street/Norfolk Street The Project The City of Guelph (City) has initiated a Class Environmental Assessment (EA) study for proposed improvements to Wilson Street from Macdonell Street to Gordon Street / Norfolk Street. The City is proposing to replace the existing roadway, storm and sanitary sewers, and water main. The City is also considering changes to the direction of traffic flow along Wilson Street, the addition of a pedestrian refuge island at Macdonell Street, and the addition of bike lanes along this section of Wilson Street. The site location and approximate extent of the study area are shown on the map. The Process The Environmental Assessment will be conducted as a Schedule ‘B’… Continue reading Wilson Street improvements Environmental Assessment: Notice of Study Commencement

City seeks input on Wilson Street parkade and street reconstruction

Guelph, ON, April 18, 2016 – Community members are invited to participate in a series of City-hosted public meetings for the Wilson Street reconstruction and parkade. “We want to introduce the project and get feedback from downtown residents, businesses and users about the Wilson Street reconstruction and parkade, as well as the replacement of the Norfolk Street pedestrian bridge,” says Ian Panabaker, corporate manager of Downtown Renewal. Participants will have an opportunity to provide feedback on the project’s features and design, including on-street parking, sidewalk width, overall appearance of the parkade, parkade entrance/exit location, and pedestrian and cycling connections. This is the first of a series of public meetings for the project. What Public meeting for Wilson Street reconstruction and parkade Who City of Guelph… Continue reading City seeks input on Wilson Street parkade and street reconstruction