York Road reconstruction phase three

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Consultation has concluded

About the York Road improvements project

The City of Guelph is completing water and sewer pipe replacement work on York Road between Stevenson Street and Victoria Road. The curbs, gutters, and sidewalks will also be replaced as part of this project. The road will remain a two-lane road with the addition of bike lanes on the north and south sides of the roads.

For the second stage of this project to replace the underground water and sewer pipes, York Road will be closed from Brockville Avenue to Victoria Road South in both directions starting in the spring of 2024. There will be limited local access in the winter 2024.

Have your say

Learn about:

  • Potential impacts to properties
  • Traffic impacts during construction
  • What to expect during construction

How to participate

We held a public open house on Tuesday, March 19, 2024 to discuss what to expect during construction. Construction plans will be on display. If you missed the open house review the information and ask any questions you may have regarding traffic impacts, property access or other construction related concerns below by April 2, 2024..

In addition a special meeting for businesses was held:

Date: Monday, February 26, 2024

About the York Road improvements project

The City of Guelph is completing water and sewer pipe replacement work on York Road between Stevenson Street and Victoria Road. The curbs, gutters, and sidewalks will also be replaced as part of this project. The road will remain a two-lane road with the addition of bike lanes on the north and south sides of the roads.

For the second stage of this project to replace the underground water and sewer pipes, York Road will be closed from Brockville Avenue to Victoria Road South in both directions starting in the spring of 2024. There will be limited local access in the winter 2024.

Have your say

Learn about:

  • Potential impacts to properties
  • Traffic impacts during construction
  • What to expect during construction

How to participate

We held a public open house on Tuesday, March 19, 2024 to discuss what to expect during construction. Construction plans will be on display. If you missed the open house review the information and ask any questions you may have regarding traffic impacts, property access or other construction related concerns below by April 2, 2024..

In addition a special meeting for businesses was held:

Date: Monday, February 26, 2024

Consultation has concluded

Hello. Please ask any questions you may have here. We will do our best to answer your question in 3-5 business days. 

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    Home owner on Stevenson St.N. here: is the City aware that detouring vehicles are racing up our street to Eramosa? I see no attempt being made to mitigate this.

    Greg Halonen asked about 1 month ago

    The City understands that there will be increased traffic on adjacent streets due to the closure of York Rd. As a measure to mitigate speeding, radar speed boards will be installed on Stevenson Street South. The City will monitor the traffic conditions during the closure and make adjustments as necessary. While Stevenson Street South is part of the detour, Stevenson Street North is not part of the posted detour.

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    I would like to see the hydro pole on the North-East corner of Hayes and your moved during construction as it has always made is difficult to turn onto Hayes from York if a car was coming south on Hayes. I am quit capable to read detailed drawings if your could make them available?

    Ken Spira asked about 1 month ago

    The particular hydro pole mentioned will remain in its original position. There are no utility conflicts that would require the pole to be relocated. Detailed design drawings will not be posted on the website. However, if there are any design specific inquiries, please reach out to the project team directly to address any concerns. Contact information can be found at the bottom of the project website (https://guelph.ca/living/construction-projects/york-road-reconstruction/)

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    Oh no not again! Can't you give us more time to get over the last road block on York which seemed to go on forever?! Even when they were done the road last time, crews made a point of continuing to block the road with their trucks when there was plenty of room to get by... just because they could. Why not go fix somewhere else first and come back later. Such a drag.

    Brianna Braveheart asked about 2 months ago

    The York Road reconstruction program is a very important program to allow for the growth of the City. The project is needed to increase water, wastewater and multimodal transportation (pedestrians, cyclists and motorists) servicing for the future. The project will improve existing and future services for residents and businesses city-wide.

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    Any plans to put in a _protected_ bike lane? I bike with my kids to the Grotto and it would be nice to have safer access properly separated from the cars. It would be great to access the supermarket too.

    CTrain232 asked about 2 months ago

    Protected bike lanes are not currently part of the proposed and approved design. As part of this project, the on-road bike lanes will transition to multi-use-path on the north and south side of York Rd from Lawrence Ave to Victoria Rd. The City will look further into the use of protected bike lanes in the future.

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    What will access for pedestrians be across York road through the different phases of construction? Most residents live south of York and most of our nearby businesses are north of York.

    KingsmillRes asked about 2 months ago

    Pedestrian access will be maintained as much as possible throughout construction. Existing sidewalks will remain in place until absolutely necessary for construction activities. However, the roadway section under active construction may not be accessible to pedestrians. Pedestrian will have to walk around the active construction zone. The City recommends using the signalized crossings to safely cross York Rd as construction vehicles and local traffic may still be present on the roadway.

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    As a business owner I’d like to know if there will there be safe & continued access into the 490 York road business centre from York road?

    aimrmt asked about 2 months ago

    The City understands that the driveway to the business centre at 490 York Rd. supports many businesses. The City will install an additional temporary driveway to the east of the current driveway. The staged plan for construction of this year's work will ensure at least one of the driveways will be accessible throughout construction.