Construction Projects

The Township determines future road construction projects by reviewing known problems, location and underground services and comparing to available funding.  Council gives final approval during the budget process. Information about current Bids and Tenders can be found online.

Bridge 27-WG, Sideroad 20, Former Township of West Garafraxa

  • The Township of Centre Wellington has begun the replacement of Bridge 27-WG, Sideroad 20, former Township of West Garafraxa.  The construction began in August 2017 and is anticipated to be completed in mid-June 2018. 
  • Sideroad 20 between the Fifth Line and Sixth Line will continue to be closed to through traffic during the construction period. Local access will be maintained with interruptions at various times during this period.

Bridge and Culvert Structures, Former Township of West Garafraxa

  • The Township of Centre Wellington is rehabilitating concrete Culvert 5-WG, Sixth Line south of the lake and Bridge 31-WG on the Second Line between Wellington Road 18 and Wellington Road 19, former Township of West Garafraxa. The construction is planned for Spring/Summer 2018.
  • Sixth Line between Sideroad 9 and Wellington Road 18 will be closed to traffic during the construction period.
  • Second Line between Wellington Road 18 and Wellington Road 19 will remain open to traffic during the construction period with a single lane of traffic controlled by traffic signals.
  • The contractor for this project is Jarlian Construction Inc, Milton, Ontario.

Churchill Crescent, James Street, Edinburgh Avenue, Fergus

  • The Township of Centre Wellington will begin the reconstruction of Churchill Crescent, James Street, Edinburgh Avenue between Forfar Street E and St David Street N, Fergus in mid-June 2018. The project is expected to be completed by the end of December 2018.
  • The street will be closed to through traffic during the construction period and local access will be interrupted at various times.
  • The contractor for this project is J G Goetz Construction, Guelph, Ontario.
  • A Public Open House was held on Wednesday April 18th, 2018 in the main hall at the Fergus Sportsplex from 6:30-8:30pm

Gartshore Street (Forfar Street East to Elora Cataract Trail), Fergus

  • The Township of Centre Wellington is planning on completing the paving of Gartshore Street between Forfar Street East and Elora Cataract Tail, Fergus in the fall 2018. The project is expected to be completed by the end of December 2018. 
  • The street will be closed to through traffic during the construction period and local access will be interrupted at various times.
  • The contractor for this project is Cox Construction Ltd. Guelph, Ontario.

St. Andrew Street East and Tom Street, Fergus

  • The Township of Centre Wellington began the reconstruction of St. Andrew Street East (between Gartshore Street and Lamond Street) and Tom Street, Fergus in April 2018. The project is expected to be completed by the end of December 2018.
  • The street will be closed to through traffic during the construction period and local access may be interrupted at various times. Pedestrian traffic, including the walk to school route to John Black Public School, will be maintained; however, routes and conditions are subject to change daily and pedestrians will be required to obey signage and instructions when passing through the construction area.
  • The contractor for this project is Drexler Construction Ltd., Rockwood, Ontario.
  • A Public Open House to discuss the project details was held on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at the Fergus Sportsplex.  ​

St. David Street Bridge (Highway No. 6), Fergus

  • The Township of Centre Wellington is reconstructing the St. David Street Bridge (Highway No. 6) over the Grand River in downtown Fergus. 
  • The bridge reconstruction includes replacement of the bridge superstructure (girders, deck, traffic barriers, and sidewalks).  While the bridge work is underway, the Township will also replace the watermain, sanitary sewers, storm sewers, utilities and sidewalks on St. David Street from St. Andrew Street to Bridge Street.  
  • The new bridge includes mid-span look out areas for viewing the Grand River, decorative heritage style lighting, textured decorative concrete finish on the parapet walls, and improvements to existing and future walkways/viewing areas at the corners of the bridge.
  • The Township conducted a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment to identify the preferred bridge concept through consultation with the community, Heritage Centre Wellington, the Elora BIA, and various Provincial Ministries. 
  • The consulting design for the bridge has been awarded to the engineering firm WSP with project management by Triton Engineering Services Limited. 
  • The construction contract has been awarded to McLean Taylor Construction Limited of St. Mary's, Ontario.
  • Construction began on Monday, January 22 and continues until the end of October 2018.

Combined Detour Map for vehicles and heavy trucks

St. David Street Bridge Drawings

St. David Street Bridge Rendering Drawing

St. David Street Bridge Display Board 

St. David Street Bridge Signage Display Board

Victoria Street Pedestrian Bridge, Elora

  • The Township of Centre Wellington will begin construction of a new pedestrian bridge between Carlton Place and West Mill Street, Elora June 2018. The project is expected to be completed by fall 2018.
  • West Mill Street will be closed to through traffic at times during the construction period and local access will be interrupted at various times. The Carlton Place parking lot will be partially occupied by the construction activity.
  • The Contractor for this project is Bronte Construction, Oakville, Ontario.
  • A public consultation meeting followed by a special council meeting was held at the Elora Community Centre on November 22, 2017.

West Mill Street, Elora - Streetscape Improvements (Phase 2)

  • The Township of Centre Wellington is planning to complete the landscaping and surface works on West Mill Street between Price Street and Metcalfe Street in downtown Elora.
  • The streetscape improvements will include enhanced accessibility, new concrete sidewalks with textured and coloured areas, landscaping, benches and bike racks.
  • The Township conducted a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment to identify the preferred streetscape concept through consultation with the community, Heritage Centre Wellington, the Elora BIA, and various Provincial Ministries.
  • The design is underway with construction anticipated in the fall of 2018.
  • More information can be found on CW Connect.

Paving Improvements

Spring/Summer 2018 Paving Improvements:

Complete Surface Paving:

  • Victoria Street from York Street to McNab Street (Elora)
  • Colborne Street from Geddes Street to North Queen Street (Elora)

Paving Repairs as Required:

  • St. David Street North from St. Andrew Street to 100m North of Garafraxa Street (Fergus)
  • Union Street West from Perth Street to Tower Street South (Fergus)
  • James Street from Metcalfe Street to Victoria Street (Elora)
  • Henderson Street from Smith Street to Victoria Street (Elora)
  • Mary Street from Colborne Street to Church Street (Elora)
  • Guelph Street from Second Line to Stephens Court (Fergus)

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