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Construction Projects

Current Construction Projects

  • The reconstruction of Beatty Line is complete with the exception of landscape works.
  • All remaining works are scheduled to be completed Spring 2024 and road closures will not be expected during this time.
  • The contractor for this project is Cox Construction Limited, Guelph, ON.
  • For more information on this project, click here.

  • 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 has been completed as of November 2023.

  • 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 construction began in April 2023 and Phase One of the project is scheduled to be completed by December 2023. All underground works, including utilities, are to be completed to the granular road base by the beginning of October 2023 between Metcalfe Street and 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.

  • The Township of Centre Wellington has proceeded with the 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 started at the beginning of August and will continue until December 2023.
  • Additional details are provided on Connect CW.

  • The Township of Centre Wellington plans to reconstruct Moir Street from Geddes Street to Princess Street in Elora. 
  • The reconstruction of Moir Street will include the addition of new Storm Sewer, Sanitary Sewer and Watermain. The project will also include complete road restoration with the installation of curbs and complete with new asphalt.
  • Construction began in August 2023 and is scheduled to be completed by December 2023.
  • Additional information on this project and on the public consultation process are provided on Connect CW.

  • 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.

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.

Future Construction Projects

  • 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 2024.

  • 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 2025.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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 required technical site studies and the re-zoning of the property were completed in 2023.
  • The next phase of the project will include issuing a Request for Proposal to retain the design team and construction management team to complete the pre-construction phase of the project which is planned to be issued during Winter 2024.
  • For more information on this project, click here.

  • To accommodate the Ainley development, offsite improvements are required to Gerrie Road. Work includes removal and replacement of approximately 825m of the existing road base/surface, hydro pole/hydro infrastructure relocations, installation of a new 300mm watermain and upgrading the west side to an urban standard which will include storm sewers, curb and gutter, multi-use path, street trees and streetlights. The east side will remain a rural standard.
  • Construction is anticipated to commence in the spring/summer of 2024 with completion by the end of 2024. For more information about the project, please click here.

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