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.

 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

 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 access on St Andrew Street East from Gartshore Street to Lamond Street is unavailable until the end of October. Alternative accommodations have been established for students traveling to John Black Public School. Please contact the school for additional information regarding student travel accommodations. The 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. Andrew Street West- Retaining Wall Replacement Project (County of Wellington Project)

  • The County of Wellington is proceeding with a concrete retaining wall and sidewalk replacement project.
  • St. Andrew Street West, Fergus between Beatty Line South and Johnston Street South on the South Side of the road. Construction began in July 2018 and is anticipated to be completed Spring 2019
  • The contractor for this project is Barcon Construction Inc., Grimsby, Ontario

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 January 22, 2018 and continues until approximately the end of November 2018.
  • St David St Bridge is set to open on November 30, 2018. A Media Release was sent out on November 28, 2018. 


Construction Update for the week of November 26:

Opening for the Bridge and Intersection:

  • The St. David St. bridge and the intersection of St. David St. South and Bridge St. / Queen St. East will be reopened to vehicle and pedestrian traffic this Friday November 30th at approximately 12:00pm following the bridge opening ceremony which starts at 11:30 am

 

 Bridge and Infrastructure Construction Update:

  • Grading of the roadway and adjustment of the water valve boxes, gas valve boxes, and monitoring well boxes to the base course grade was completed last week.  
  • The base course of asphalt pavement and line painting was completed on the bridge and roadway at the end of last week.
  • The asphalt was installed in the Menzies Lane driveways and at the east end of the Fergus Marketplace parking lot this week. 
  • The remaining concrete curbs and sidewalks were poured this week, and the areas of temporary asphalt adjacent to the sidewalks were completed.
  • The steel stairs have been installed for access to the upper floor at the east end of the Fergus Marketplace building.
  • The reconstruction of the stone masonry wall at the southwest corner of the bridge is underway.
  • Electrical wiring for the decorative street lights will be completed this week.
  • Installation of the safety railings along the bridge approach areas is underway.

 

Upcoming Bridge and Infrastructure Construction in December and Spring 2019:

  • The installation of the remaining safety railings will continue in December.
  • In spring 2019 we anticipate that the surface course of asphalt and final line painting will be installed on the bridge and roadway, the hydro pole will be removed from in front of the Old Livery building and the concrete slabs will be finished in this area, the small areas of temporary asphalt will be replaced with concrete, the electrical wiring for the river lighting and decorative parapet lighting will be finished as well as the landscaping and installation of benches, garbage receptacles and storyboard.  

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 August 2018. The project is expected to be completed by Summer 2019.
  • 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.
  • More information can be found on CW Connect.

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

  • The Township of Centre Wellington will begin the landscaping and surface works on West Mill Street between Price Street and Metcalfe Street in downtown Elora, July 30 2018. The project is expected to be substantially completed by Fall 2018. Final landscaping planting and final works to be completed Spring 2019.
  • 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 contractor for this project is The Downsview Group, Woodbridge, Ontario
  • More information can be found on CW Connect.

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