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.

COVID-19 UPDATE- As per Emergency Orders under Ontario's Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, the following projects will continue as essential community services under Section 34 of the List of Essential Work Places.

Bridge 4-WG Replacement- Fifth Line, Former West Garafraxa Township

  • The Township of Centre Wellington is proceeding with the replacement of Structure 4-WG, Fifth Line, Former West Garafraxa Township with a full two lane concrete structure.
  • The construction is to commence June 2021 and will be completed by September 2021. Fifth Line between Wellington Road 18 and Eramosa Garafraxa Townline 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.
  • Municipal Class Environment Assessment was completed in 2020.
  • The contractor for this project is MTM-2 Contracting Inc. (Hugo MB), Milton, ON

Fergus Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) Secondary Digester Roof Replacement

  • The Township of Centre Wellington is replacing the existing floating roof of the secondary digester at the Fergus WWTP. The existing roof was leaking and needed to be replaced as it was 30 years old and had reached the end of its service life. 
  • The replacement roof will be a 15.3m diameter stainless steel floating gasholder type roof.
  • Construction began at the Fergus WWTP in April 2021 and is anticipated to be completed in December 2021.
  • The design builder for this project is Glover-Hill Inc., Thamesford, ON.

Hill Street East, Fergus- Watermain Replacement

  • The Township of Centre Wellington is replacing the existing watermain on Hill Street East between Gowrie Street and Cameron Street, Fergus. Construction includes the following:
    • Replacement of an existing watermain and water services;
    • Curb and sidewalk restoration where disturbed, and;
    • Road restoration complete with new asphalt.
  • Construction is expected to begin on May 10, 2021 and will continue through to early August 2021. Hill Street East 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.

Metcalfe Street- Badley Bridge Replacement (County of Wellington Project)

  • Wellington County replaced the Badley Bridge over the Grand River on Metcalfe Street that started in late 2019.
  • For more information, please visit the County's road webpage for additional bridge details.

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 Queen Street Garage located at 295 Queen Street East.

 

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

  • 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.

South River Road Reconstruction and Stormwater Outlet to Grand River

  • The Developer of the new subdivision on South River Road in Elora (Haylock Farms Ltd.) is proceeding with the reconstruction of South River Road and installation of a new stormwater outlet to the Grand River. This project includes the following:
    • Extension of sanitary sewers, storm sewers and watermain from the east end of Water street to the entrance of the new subdivision;
    • Construction of a new stormwater outlet to the Grand River via the Cecelia Street road allowance; and,
    • Buried utility ducts, hydro pole re-locations, streetlights, curbs, sidewalk (on the south side) and street trees.
  • South River Road will be closed to traffic from August 24, 2020 until mid December 2020 for the first stage of construction (underground water, sanitary, and storm infrastructure, curb and road restoration). A second stage of the project will occur in 2021 and involves sidewalk installation, boulevard restoration (seeding/sodding and tree planting) and surface asphalt.
  • The contractor for this project is J.G. Goetz Construction, Guelph, ON

St David Street North (Highway 6) and Sideroad 18, Fergus- Municipal Services

  • The Township of Centre Wellington is extending the municipal watermain and sanitary sewer along St David Street North from 200m North of Sideroad 19 up to Sideroad 18 and along Sideroad 18 from St David Street North to 75m West of St David Street North in Fergus. Construction includes the following:
    • Installation of new sanitary sewer and watermain to connect to the existing mains on St David Street North and Sideroad 18;
    • Underground trenchless crossings below St David Street North for the new sanitary and watermain, and;
    • Road restoration on Sideroad 18 complete with new asphalt, concrete curb and sidewalk on both sides of Sideroad 18.
  • Construction began mid July 2021 and is expected to be completed by the end of December 2021. Two way traffic will be maintained on St David Street North throughout construction with Sideroad 18 being closed at at St David Street North.
  • Access to Little Tree Garden Market from Sideroad 18 will be maintained throughout the construction.
  • A temporary access driveway from St David Street North to Little Angels Development will be installed for use during the construction.
  • The contactor for this project is Network Sewer and Watermain Ltd., Cambridge, ON.

St. George Street West, Fergus- Sanitary Sewer Replacement

  • The Township of Centre Wellington is replacing the existing sanitary sewer on St. George Street West between Provost Lane and St. David Street North in Fergus. Construction includes the following
    • Replacement of an existing sanitary sewer and sanitary services;
    • Curb and sidewalk restoration where disturbed, and;
    • Road restoration complete with new asphalt.
  • Construction is expected to begin on June 7th, 2021 and will continue through to early July 2021. St. George 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 Five Star Paving, Cambridge, ON.

Wellington Road 18 at Beatty Line and at Gerrie Road (County of Wellington Project)

  • The County of Wellington is installing traffic signals on Wellington Road 18 at Beatty Line in Fergus as well on Wellington Road 18 at Gerrie Road in Elora.
  • Construction began on August 3rd, 2021 and will continue through to October 2021. A full road closure is not expected, however lane restrictions are expected.
  • For more information, please visit the County's road construction page.

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