York Road reconstruction phase three

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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.

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 when the project starts.

Have your say

Learn about:

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

Please review the presentation and information package and check out the detailed design drawings and if desired provide any comments or ask us questions using the comment and question tools below from March 21 – to April 8.

Stay Informed

The City is putting together an e-mailing list to distribute information to stakeholders who would like to stay informed. To be added to the York Road mailing list please send an email to steven.dipietro@guelph.ca.

The City website is also a great way to stay up to date on the project throughout construction.

https://guelph.ca/living/construction-projects/york-road-reconstruction/


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.

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 when the project starts.

Have your say

Learn about:

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

Please review the presentation and information package and check out the detailed design drawings and if desired provide any comments or ask us questions using the comment and question tools below from March 21 – to April 8.

Stay Informed

The City is putting together an e-mailing list to distribute information to stakeholders who would like to stay informed. To be added to the York Road mailing list please send an email to steven.dipietro@guelph.ca.

The City website is also a great way to stay up to date on the project throughout construction.

https://guelph.ca/living/construction-projects/york-road-reconstruction/


Questions

The following question was asked by Dawn Dietrich

1) Where exactly is this temporary road going to be installed? 

2) If the 'temp road' will be at the end of the street near the river, how will you ensure wildlife/species at risk are protected and monitored (e.g., snapping turtles laying eggs, killdeer nests, etc.)?

3) Where are the traffic calming measures for Bell Ave, Brockville, Dodds?...we experienced a number of issues last year when there were no calming measures and we are not okay with a repeat of events. (I saw on the website that only Dodds may be getting speed bumps...that will not suffice.)


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    Where will parking be available if we cannot access our driveway on York Road and will we have access to our front door?

    Bernadette asked 6 months ago

    Hi,

    Residents will always have access to their front doors unless an extreme circumstance arises. This is not typical.

    Residents will have access to their driveways for the vast majority of days after 5pm.

    In the event that access to your driveway cannot be restored at the end of the day you will be given advance notice. Residents will need to find temporary parking on a side street in these circumstances. 

    Thanks,

    Steven Di Pietro


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    Just curious if there will be any upgrades to the Hayes Avenue road entrance on the North side of hayes will be widened to make it safer to make a right turn onto hayes from York road, currently if there are cars parked at the coffee shop and there is traffic parked on hayes waiting to turn left to york there is not enough room to make a right hand turn to Hayes avenue, some trucks have clipped the hydro pole that is there on that corner already. I know it would be hard to realign the two Hayes Avenues, but maybe wideing it on the one side may help.

    Kimberley K asked 6 months ago

    Hello,

    Hayes Avenue will remain as it currently is. 

    Thanks,

     

    Steven Di Pietro

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    These quesitons were asked in the comments section by Nansar I have a couple of question 1- Are you digging up all of York Rd at once from Stevenson to Victoria Rd or in parts ( there are lot of home and people affected in the nine streets) 2-Can you not incorporate the use of Florence Lane or turn around linkages for the access to Hayes, Kingsmill, Mineze, Audrey and Lawrence. 3. What happen in the case of a Medical emergence of Fire I understand the need for this project but I am also concern for my safety and access to and from my home.

    6 months ago

    Hi Nansar,

    Please refer to the staging York Road Phasing Map.pdf in the document section for more information.

    There will be two stages to the project. 

    Stage 1 will include the York Road from Stevenson to Brockville as well as a localized area on Stevenson Street in-between Ferguson Street and the GJR tracks. The remainder of York Road Phase 3 alignment (Brockville to Victoria) will be accessible during Stage 1. 

    York Road Phase 3 – Stage 2 will include construction from Brockville to Victoria Road. Areas affected during Stage 1 will be open during stage 2.

    During Stage 2 the contractor will need to maintain traffic access to all of the side streets. To help facilitate this traffic circulation The City is going to allow the contractor to build a temporary road between Brockville Avenue and Hayes Avenue to allow traffic circulation to Hayes, Kingsmill, Menzie, Audrey and Lawrence via Florence Lane. Florence Lane will remain a one way street so residents will have to come down Dodds or Brockville and use the temporary road to access Hayes in order to return home. The residents will have to leave their homes via Florence Lane. The City will be installing a temporary light at Florence Lane and Victoria to help with left turn movements.

    The City coordinates internally to ensure that medical and Fire services are aware of the access routes during the project. 

    Thanks,

    Steven Di Pietro

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    This question was asked in the comments section by Elizabeth Will Stevenson be open at Alice street when York road closes? That would be a perfect way to be able to get to our offices at 404 York if it is and we would publicize that, but Stevenson has been closed for a really LONG time.

    6 months ago

    Hi Elizabeth,

    Please refer to the staging York Road Phasing Map.pdf in the document section for more information.

    During Stage 1 Stevenson will be closed at Stevenson in-between GJR tracks and Ferguson and at York between Stevenson St and Brockville Ave. Stevenson at Alice Street will be open at that time. The City expects the Stage 1 work to be completed by the end of 2022. Once Stage 2 work starts Stevenson will remain open.

    Thanks,

    Steven Di Pietro

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    This question was asked in the comments section by Alex 1 How will commercial trucks access the business' on Hayes, Smith and Kingsmill Ave? Will the construction on Stevenson Rd be completed before this construction on York is started?

    6 months ago

    Hi Alex,

    Please refer to the staging York Road Phasing Map.pdf in the document section for more information.

    During Stage 1 (work at Stevenson in-between GJR tracks and Ferguson and at York between Stevenson St and Brockville Ave), Kingsmill and Hayes Avenue will be accessible via York Road coming from Victoria Road. Trucks needing to get to Smith can travel north on Kingsmill Ave or Hayes Ave and go left onto Beverly St until they reach Smith Ave.

    During Stage 2 (work between Brockville Ave and Victoria Rd) Kingsmill Ave, Hayes Ave and Smith Ave will be accessible from Beverly St. Trucks will be able to access Beverly from Stevenson St (from the north or south direction). 

    The areas of work impacted by Stage 1 will be open and accessible during Stage 2.

    Thanks,


     Steven Di Pietro

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    This question was asked in the comments section by Alex Phase 2 vs Phase 3 - Stevenson Road around GJR Tracks Phase 2 published completion of construction in May 2022, however is also noted in Phase 3 construction beginning June 2022? Please clarify. Phase 3 - Stage 1 vs Stage 2. I understand that Phase 3 will be completed in stages upon completion of Phase 2. However there is no timeline noted for the completion of stage 1. Could you please address the Stage 1 project completion date? During Stage 1 construction, will York road remain open between Brockville and Victoria? Furthermore, upon completion of Stage 1, will the York and Stevenson intersection re-open, as well as the Stevenson x GJR tracks? If so, on page 7 of the presentation, how come Stevenson is not shown as a detour route?

    6 months ago

    Hello,

    York Road Phase 2 is from Ontario Street to West of Stevenson Intersection. There is minor works require in 2022 to close out the project which will begin in April 2022.

    York Road Phase 3 is from West of Stevenson Intersection to Victoria Road South. June 2022 Phase 3 start date is tentative.

    York Road Phase 3 – Stage 1 will include the intersection of Stevenson and York to Brockville as well as a localized area on Stevenson Street in-between Ferguson Street and the GJR tracks. The remainder of York Road Phase 3 alignment (Brockville to Victoria) will be accessible during Stage 1.

    York Road Phase 3 – Stage 2 will include construction from Brockville to Victoria Road.

    The City’s anticipates that Stage 1 is completed before the end of 2022, with Stage 2 starting and finishing in 2023. The Contractor will not be able to start Stage 2 until Stage 1 is completed to allow for better traffic circulation in the area. See York Road Phasing Map.pdf in documents section for timelines and limits.

    Upon the completion of Stage 1 the York and Stevenson intersection and the GJR track location. on Stevenson will be re-opened. The detour route is to address heavy truck traffic which uses York Road to access downtown from the east. The City’s preferred route is Elizabeth Street as identified in the detour plan.

    Thanks,

    Steven Di Pietro

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    Hello, I have some specific questions about how the road closures will impact my business and was hoping I could reach out to someone. Thank you in advance.

    Kandiah Suthaharan asked 6 months ago

    Hello,

    I have received your email and responded. If you have further questions please email me.

    Thanks,

    Steven Di Pietro

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    This question was asked in the comments section by JCD All looks pretty decent, thanks for the details and heads up, do have a few questions about a property on York and Kingsmill (as I see construction will happen there and also into kingsmill going north) just so I can arrange some things with my tenants/business that is operating on this corner , as well as possible to find out who is doing the work so I can schedule to do sewer/water main to the property while work is being completed, thanks.

    6 months ago

    Hello,

    The City has not retained a contractor yet. 

    Once the construction work starts please reach out to me and I can put you in contact with the correct people.

    Thanks,

    Steven Di Pietro

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    This question was asked by several residents of Kingsmill Ave in the comments section. Will Florence Lane become a 2 way street? I live/ have a business on Kingsmill and need access througout the day.

    6 months ago

    Hello,

    The City is going to allow the contractor to build a temporary road between Brockville Avenue and Hayes Avenue to allow traffic circulation to Hayes, Kingsmill, Menzie, Audrey and Lawrence via Florence Lane. Florence Lane will remain a  one way street so residents will have to come down Dodds or Brockville and use the temporary road to access Hayes and then Florence in order to return home. 

    The contractor will maintain access to side streets for the duration of construction.

    Thanks,

    Steven Di Pietro

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    Whether or not Florence Lane is made to be 2-way, there is sure to be an increase in traffic during the construction. Would it be possible to install a temporary traffic light at Florence and Victoria to mitigate any issues turning into Victoria?

    Pflannery asked 6 months ago

    Hello,

    Florence lane will remain a one way street.

    The City is currently investigating the feasibility of installing temporary traffic signals at Victoria and Florence Lane.

    Thanks,

    Steven Di Pietro

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