York Road will be closed from Wyndham Street South to Ontario Street for about three months to replace underground infrastructure and upgrade the road pavement.
“We’re pleased to start on improvements to York Road—a vital transportation route in our city—that will better accommodate bus and truck traffic and active transportation pursuits along the new bike lanes and multi-use path,” said City engineer, Kealy Dedman.
The Province is funding up to $2.6 million of the $4 million project, through the Connecting Links program. The program provides financial support to municipalities to repair roadways and bridges that connect communities to border crossings and provincial highways.
One lane of the road will reopen in October and construction work will continue until December. Local access will be maintained throughout the project.
The City is working with Drexler Construction Limited to replace the water and sewer pipes, the curb and gutter, sidewalks, driveway aprons, pave 850 metres of asphalt and add bike lanes. The road’s current two lane configuration will be maintained. A multi-use path on the south side and cycling lanes on the north side of the road will be added.
Guelph Transit Route 4 York will be temporarily detoured during a portion of the construction. Detour information will be posted on guelphtransit.ca when available.
Project details and updates are available on the City’s website at guelph.ca/construction
Businesses On York To Be Aware of:
Due to the closure, some businesses are effected. Some can still have access from Ontario or coming in from Victoria Rd. Bruno’s hotdogs & sausages did need to move to Gordon St. See other info below:
F.E Prior and Sons – They are still open and accessible! Access from Ontario St.
Bruno’s Hotdog/Sausage Cart – Moved to Gordon Street near The Boat House.