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Guelph Today Article - " Wilson Street reconstruction, Phase 2, is coming..."
Date Posted: Wednesday, February 22, 2017
reconstruction, Phase 2, is coming
Motorists should plan to park elsewhere in the
And now for Phase
begin Thursday on the second part of the overhaul of Wilson Street in downtown
The new work,
happening between Macdonell and Northumberland streets, involves digging up the
street to replace storm sewers, sanitary sewers, and the water main.
In an effort to
determine the precise depths of existing utility infrastructure, crews will
employ a hydro excavation process, whereby soil is moved or removed using
pressurized water. Super Sucker Hydro-Vac Service Inc. has been contracted to
do that work.
the construction phase is expected to take one week to complete. The more
complicated Phase 1 of the reconstruction of Wilson Street and the Wilson
Street parkade, from Gordon Street to Northumberland, took several weeks to
complete in the latter half of 2016.
Merchants on the
street previously expressed concern that the second phase of the work could be
disruptive to the flow of retail traffic. The city has given assurances that
efforts will be made to reduce such impacts.
spaces along Wilson Street during Phase 2 will be blocked off starting
on Thursday. Those spaces may reopen as the work progresses. Motorists are
encouraged to park in other areas of the downtown.
Article by Guelph Todays Rob O’Flanagan.
More of this sort of thing is coming Wilson Street downtown. GuelphToday file photo