Construction Projects

Current Construction Projects

Annual Asphalting and Surface Treatment of Various Roads

  • As part of an annual paving program, the Township of Centre Wellington will complete paving works in the following areas:

Surface Asphalt Paving

    • High Street- York Street to McNab Street, Elora
    • York Street- Victoria Street to Waterloo Street, Elora
    • Princess Street- Church Street to dead end, Elora
    • Elora Street- Tower Street to Perth Street, Fergus
    • Sideroad 18- Steele Street to St. David Street N, Fergus

Rural Asphalt Paving

    • Third Line W- Sideroad 5 to Wellington Road 17, Pilkington
    • Eighth Line E- Wellington Road 21 to 660m south of Sideroad 10, Pilkington

Replacement of Existing Pavement Surface

    • Smith Street- Wellington Road 18 to Fifth Street N, Belwood
    • Melville Street- Colborne Street to Moir Street, Elora

Parking Lot Paving

    • Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex, Fergus

Paved Shoulder Widening

    • Union Street- Athol Street to Braeside Road, Fergus

Double Surface Treatment- Tar & Chip

    • William Street- Wellington Road 7 to Washington Street, Salem
    • Victoria Street- Woolwich Street to North Limits, Salem
    • Water Street- Woolwich Street to William Street, Salem
  • Construction is expected to begin in Summer 2022 and continue through to December 2022.

Bissell Park Pedestrian Bridge- Deck Repairs

  • The Township of Centre Wellington is proceeding with the replacement of the damaged and worn bridge deck panels on the Bissell Park Pedestrian Bridge in Elora (2-EL).
  • Construction is to commence on or about December 7, 2022 and will be completed within two weeks of the project commencing. Unfortunately, once work has begun, pedestrians will not be permitted to cross the bridge until all work has been completed.
  • The contractor for this project is Eagle Bridge Inc., Kitchener, ON.

Centre Wellington Business Park Phase 1- Earthworks

  • The Township of Centre Wellington owns property east of the existing limit of Dickson Drive in Fergus. To facilitate development of these employment lands, the Township is proposing to extend Dickson Drive and the existing municipal services.
  • The proposed works will provide access to municipally serviced industrial, commercial and/or institutional employment lands and a multi-use path within the Centre Wellington Business Park in Fergus, to allow for continued economic growth and promote a live/work opportunity for the Township.
  • The first phase of servicing works will be to complete earthworks to prepare the site for development.
  • Earthworks are expected to begin in the Summer of 2022 and continue through to December 2022.

Centre Wellington Business Park Phase 2- Servicing

  •  The Township of Centre Wellington is extending a watermain on First Line, Elora  from Bridge Street westwards to development lands located east of the intersection of First Line and Wellington Road 7.
  • The watermain extensions is needed to service future employment lands located in this area.
  • Construction is expected to begin in Summer 2022 and continue through to December 2022.
  • First Line is planned to remain open during construction with some minor traffic disruptions.

Fergus Well F7 Iron Filter Installation

  • The Township of Centre Wellington will install a new filter at Fergus Well F7 which will reduce concentrations of iron in municipal drinking water.

  • The concentrations of iron in drinking water are safe for people to consume, however reducing the concentration will improve the colour, taste and smell of municipal drinking water.
  • The Filter is planned to be installed and commissioned in the Fall of 2022.

Garafraxa Street West, Fergus- Extension of Watermain and Sanitary Sewer

  • The Township of Centre Wellington is extending the watermain and sanitary sewer on Garafraxa Street West between Maiden Lane and Beatty Line North in Fergus. Construction includes the following
    • Extension of approximately 30m of watermain and sanitary sewer to service a vacant lot for future development;
    • Road restoration complete with new asphalt.
  • Construction is expected to begin on May 2, 2022 and will continue through to early June 2022. Garafraxa Street West will be closed to through traffic during construction and local access may also be interrupted at various times during this period.
  • The contractor for this project is Wyndale Paving, Brampton, ON.

New Well Exploration Program- Drilling and Testing 2022-2023

  • The combined Fergus and Elora Water Supply system currently consists of six wells in Fergus and three wells in Elora. As outlined in the Township's 2019 Water Supply Master Plan, additional groundwater well sites are needed to supplement existing water supply capacity and accommodate population and employment growth to the 2041 timeframe.
  • In accordance with the recommendations of the Water Supply Masterplan, the Township is assessing the feasibility of developing new groundwater supply sources in four target areas, These target areas are referred to as Areas 3, 5,7 and 8.
  • The Township's project team has designed a test well drilling program in these areas to assess the feasibility of locating future municipal production wells.
  • The drilling and testing work will begin in June 2022 and continue through to 2023.
  • The contractor for this project is Aardvark Drilling Inc., Guelph, ON.

Replacement of Wells F2 and F5- Fergus

The Township will be replacing two municipal productions wells located in Fergus.  The existing wells are being replaced with new wells to optimize the amount of water that can be supplied from these locations.

  • Well F2 is located at 449 St. Andrew Street East, between  Herrick Street North and Gartshore Street.
  • Well F5 is located at 900 Scotland Street, near the intersection of Scotland Street and McQueen Boulevard.

 

New monitoring wells used to collect measurements in the groundwater aquifer that supplies the Township’s drinking water will also be drilled as part of this work.

  • A grouping of three monitoring wells will be installed on the boulevard at the northeast corner of the intersection of St. Andrew Street and Cameron Street.
  • A monitoring well will be installed at the Township’s Water Services property located at 295 Queen Street East.

 

Drilling work will begin in late July 2021 and continue until July 2022.

  • During this time, the contractor will be moving between the various sites with a truck-mounted drill rig to install the wells and perform testing.
  • The drilling work is not anticipated to result in any road closures.
  • The contractor for this project is Aardvark Drilling, Guelph, ON.

Reconstruction of St. George Street East, Fergus- Herrick Street to Gartshore Street

  • The Township of Centre Wellington is reconstructing St. George Street East in Fergus from Herrick Street to Gartshore Street.
  • The project consists of the replacement of the existing watermain and sanitary sewer, improving road drainage by installing curb and gutters with storm sewers, new asphalt surface and the addition of a new sidewalk.
  • Construction is expected to begin July 2022 and will continue through to December 2022.
  • The contractor for this project is Steed and Evans Limited, St. Jacobs, ON.
  • For more information on this project, click here.

Future Construction Projects

 Beatty Line Reconstruction- Millage Lane to St. Andrew Street

  •  The Township of Centre Wellington has been working on the design for the future reconstruction of Beatty Line N in Fergus, from St. Andrew Street W to Millage Lane.
  • The reconstruction will address deteriorating road conditions, incorporate traffic calming measures, incorporate active transportation facilities and build traffic capacity for planned growth in Northwest Fergus.
  • Construction is expected to start in the Summer of 2023.

Chalmers Street Watermain Replacement- Moir Street to Colborne St

  • The Township of Centre Wellington is in the planning and design stage for replacement of the watermain on Chalmers Street in Elora from Moir Street to Colborne Street.
  • The existing watermain is nearing the end of its service life and in need of replacement.
  • The project will also include road restoration complete with new asphalt.
  • Construction is expected to start in the Summer of 2023.

East Mill Street Reconstruction- Metcalfe Street to Melville Street

  • The Township of Centre Wellington has engaged in public consultation for the reconstruction of East Mill Street in downtown Elora. The reconstruction is planned to encompass three blocks extending from Metcalfe Street to Melville Street. The project is driven by the need to replace aging infrastructure in this area.
  • The East Mill Street reconstruction also provides the opportunity to improve the aesthetics and functionality of the streetscape, improve pedestrian safety, traffic flow and enhance access to the downtown Elora area.
  • The Township has developed preliminary study plans for the project. Township staff and the project designers have consulted with project stakeholders to gather input from all parties and to get feedback on the preliminary study plan. The Township project team is continuing with developing the detailed design drawings based on the study plan and stakeholder input.
  • The gas main replacement will begin the week of September 19 2022 and is anticipated to be completed by November 2022.
  • The work will start at the intersection of Melville Street and East Mill Street and will progress westwards to finish at Metcalfe Street. East Mill Street will be open to two-way vehicle traffic on weekends during the gas main construction. A weekday detour for eastbound vehicles will be in place for approximately two weeks during the construction along East Mill Street from Metcalfe Street to Geddes Street.
  • Most of the construction work is planned to be completed in 2023. The finishing items such as final restoration, plantings, finished surface pavements and line markings are anticipated to be completed in 2024.
  • For more information on this project and on the public consultation process, click here.

Mary Street Watermain Replacement- East Mill Street to Church Street

  • The Township of Centre Wellington is in the planning and design stage for replacement of the watermain on Mary Street in Elora, from East Mill Street to Church Street.
  • The existing watermain is nearing the end of its service life and in need of replacement.
  • The project will also include road restoration complete with new asphalt.
  • Construction is expected to start in the Summer of 2023.

McNab Street Watermain Replacement- High Street to Bridge Street

  • The Township of Centre Wellington is in the planning and design stage for replacement of the watermain on McNab Street in Elora, from High Street to Bridge Street.
  • The existing watermain is nearing the end of its service life and in need of replacement.
  • The project will also include road restoration complete with new asphalt.
  • Construction is expected to start in the Summer of 2023.

Replacement of Bridge 16-WG

  • Bridge 16-WG is located on the 5th Line between Wellington Road 19 and Sideroad 15 in the rural area to the north of Fergus. Bridge 16-WG is a single lane, single span concrete spandrel arch over Irvine Creek that was constructed circa 1910. At this time, due to poor condition, Bridge 16-WG is closed for public use.
  • A Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Study completed in Winter 2022 concluded that the existing bridge should be replaced with a new bridge.
  • The Township is in the process of preparing a detailed design for the bridge replacement.
  • Construction of the new bridge is expected to start in the Summer of 2023.

Reconstruction of Carlton Place, Elora- Wellington Road 7 to Metcalfe Street

  • The Township of Centre Wellington has been working on the design for the future reconstruction of Carlton Place in Elora, from Wellington Road 7 to Metcalfe Street to replace aging infrastructure and accommodate servicing for future development.
  • Construction is expected to start in the Summer of 2024

Reconstruction of St. David Street, Fergus- St. Andrew Street to Edinburgh Avenue

  • The Township of Centre Wellington is in the planning and design stage for the reconstruction of St. David Street North from St. Andrew Street to Edinburgh Avenue. 
  • The section of roadway serves as an important regional and local mobility corridor, an economic hub for local business and a gateway into Centre Wellington's cultural and architectural heritage.
  • The reconstruction is planned to start in 2024 and includes the replacement of road and sidewalks, watermain, sanitary sewers and storm sewers currently at the end of their service life.
  • For more information on this project, click here.

Township of Centre Wellington Operations Centre

  • The Township of Centre Wellington has six existing works facilities that were integrated into the Township of Centre Wellington through amalgamation. Some of these older facilities are 50 to 60 years old, are at or above capacity, are in deteriorating condition and are reaching the end of their service life.
  • To address the issues, the Centre Wellington Council Strategic Plan 2019-2022 provided a strategic direction and initiative to open a new operations facility. to further that initiative, a space needs assessment and concept design study was completed. The study identified space requirements for the 20-year timeframe to accommodate Township staff, vehicles, equipment and material requirements for multiple departments including for growth to 2041.
  • The recommended option from this study is to build a new multi-departmental Operations Centre in two phases on a 20 acre centrally located site.
  • A site selection process led to the purchase of a 20-acre site located at 965 Gartshore Street in Fergus for the future Operations Centre.
  • The next phase of the project will include technical studies and planning work to re-zone the site and prepare it for development. This work is planned to begin in Summer 2022 and continue through to Spring 2023.
  • For more information on this project, click here.

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