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York Road reconstruction

Stevenson Street to Victoria Road

About the project

 As part of the York Road Phase 3 project, the City is working with Navacon Construction to reconstruct York Road from Stevenson Street to Victoria Road.

This project aims to replace the watermains, sanitary and storm sewer pipes along York Road. The contractor will also replace curbs, asphalt, and sidewalks.

Preparation work begins in December 2022

Before construction, a temporary access road will be constructed through the park between Brockville Avenue and Hayes Avenue to allow access to residents while work is being completed at the Hayes Avenue and York Road intersection. The temporary access road will be maintained throughout the winter months as necessary.

The City anticipates Navacon will begin constructing the temporary access road the week of December 19, weather permitting.

Starting early 2023, Hayes Avenue will not be accessible from York Road due to Bell work being completed at the York Road and Hayes Avenue intersection. Residents will have access to Hayes Avenue via Brockville Avenue and the temporary road through the park. See the map below.

Upon completion of the Bell work at Hayes Avenue, additional Bell work will be completed at Menzie Avenue. Access to Menzie Avenue from York will be maintained during the Bell work in this area.

The City anticipates Navacon will begin the Bell work the week of January 9th, 2023, lasting until the end of March 2023, weather permitting.

York Road will remain open

York Road will require lane width reductions during the preparation work. However, two-way traffic will be maintained. Pedestrians, cyclists and drivers should expect delays due to traffic control measures.

Full road closure begins Spring 2023

Reconstruction work is set to begin at the end of March 2023 on York Road and Stevenson Street. The work will close the York Road and Stevenson intersection and York Road up to Brockville Avenue.

York Road will be closed to traffic upon the start of work in March 2023. See the map below.

Property and business access

Local access and access to driveways will be permitted within the road closures.

Every effort will be made to maintain access to driveways in the construction area during working hours (7 a.m.–7 p.m.). Construction activities and equipment movement may temporarily impact access to private property and delays should be expected.

Plantings and decorations in the construction area

Construction work will be in the City’s right-of-way between property lines, approximately three metres from the sidewalks. If you have any personal plantings or decorative features within the right-of-way, please remove them before March 20, 2023. Private planting and features within the right-of-way will not be replaced by the City when construction is complete.

City services

[Body] Waste collection will follow the same schedule; however, pickup will be first thing in the morning. Please ensure waste carts are at the curb by 6:30 a.m. on your regularly scheduled collection day. The contractor will move the waste carts from the curb to ensure pickup is made.

Map of construction area – preparation work December 2022 (lane shift on York Road)


Map of construction area – full road closure March 2023


The City appreciates your patience, understanding and cooperation during this important construction project. Any updates will be posted on

For more project information

Steven Di Pietro, P. Eng, Project Engineer

Engineering and Transportation Services

City of Guelph

519-822-1260 extension 2348

[email protected]