What is going on on right here? Prepping Water Road for Gordon Road closure
A couple of streets in Guelph’s Old University neighbourhood now have temporary speed bumps in anticipation of higher traffic volumes due to a Gordon Street construction project.
JUST THE FACTS
The speed cushions were installed on Water Street and Dean Avenue on Sept. 27, and they are expected to be removed before November.
They are not part of plans for permanent measures on these streets, but are meant to help mitigate the higher-than-normal traffic volumes while Gordon Street is closed, City of Guelph traffic engineering supervisor Paul Hutchison said in an email.
“Letters are being mailed to residents on Water Street and Dean Avenue to explain why the measures are in place,” he said.
The construction project will see Gordon Street closed between Water Street and Simpson Way for approximately two weeks starting Oct. 3. It involves curb repairs, raising manholes and repaving the road.
During the closure, traffic will be detoured along Wellington Street West, Edinburgh Road South and College Avenue West. Only local access will be permitted on Gordon between Wellington and College. Sidewalks in the area will remain open.
Guelph Transit routes 1, 2 and 99 will be detoured temporarily. For details, visit guelphtransit.ca.
Any updates on the project will be posted at guelph.ca/construction.
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