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Wilson Street reconstruction – Phase 2 

Northumberland Street to Macdonell Street

Notice date: June 22, 2017

About the project:

The City is working with Drexler Construction to upgrade underground water and sewer pipes on Wilson Street from Northumberland Street to Macdonell Street. The work also includes the replacement of curb and gutter, sidewalks, landscaping, paver brick and surface finishes identified in the Downtown Streetscape Manual, and the installation of a pedestrian island on Macdonell Street. Wilson Street’s current two-lane configuration will be maintained for this section of the street.

This work is part of the Wilson Street reconstruction and parkade project.

Construction begins July 24

The construction is scheduled to start on or about Monday, July 24 and be completed by the end of October 2017, weather permitting.

Road closures and Wilson Street parking lot access

During construction, Wilson Street will be closed to vehicle traffic from Northumberland Street to Macdonell Street. The detour route during construction will be along Norfolk Street and Macdonell Street.

The Wilson Street parking lot will be closed for four (4) consecutive weeks to permit the contractor to install the underground utilities. The exact dates for the parking lot closure and alternative parking arrangements will be shared as soon as they are determined. The section of Wilson Street from Northumberland Street to Gordon Street will also be closed to vehicle traffic during the parking lot closure. 

Pedestrian access

Pedestrian access to local businesses will be maintained during construction. The contractor will leave the existing sidewalk in place as long as possible and will install rubber mats to maintain pedestrian access once the existing sidewalk is removed.

Property and business access

All businesses in the construction area remain open and accessible throughout construction.

Guelph Transit

Guelph Transit route 5, 8 and 9 will be temporarily detoured during construction. Visit for information about bus stop changes and route detours.

City services

There will be no interruption to any City services during construction. Waste collection will not be affected. Please continue to place your green, blue and grey carts at the curb, as per your regular schedule. Construction staff will move waste carts to a location where collection can occur. Please ensure that the street address is clearly marked on your waste carts so they can be returned to the proper address.

The City appreciates your patience, understanding and co-operation during this important construction project. Project details and any updates will be posted on 

For more information:

For more information about the project, or if you require this document to be provided in an alternative format as per the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (2005), please contact:

Andrew Janes, P. Eng., Project Engineer Supervisor 

Engineering and Capital Infrastructure Services

519-822-1260 extension 2338

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