Weekend Closures Come to Macdonell Street in Guelph for Train Bridge Works – Guelph | The Canadian News

The city of Guelph says a stretch of Macdonell Street into downtown will be closed on weekends through the end of October.

The road between Elizabeth and Wellington streets will be banned while Metrolinx replaces the train bridge over the Speed ​​River.

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All the work is an effort to bring round-trip GO train service throughout the day in and out of town. Work is also planned for later this year on the train bridges over Wilson Street and Norfolk Street.

Along with the vehicles, the city said that people walking and biking will not be able to cross Macdonell Street from 9 p.m. Friday until 12:01 a.m. Monday.

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The city added that it has also granted crews a waiver from its noise ordinance, which will allow night work.

Metrolinx said the work is being done on weekend nights, so there is no impact on GO schedules in conjunction with VIA Rail and CN trains.

The weekend closures will begin this Friday and continue through the end of October, but the stretch will be open during the long Thanksgiving weekend.

The intersection of Macdonell, Arthur and Elizabeth streets will also be closed to traffic on these weekends.

The intersection at Macdonell and Wellington / Woolwich streets will be closed to traffic during the final weekend of the project.

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Heavy trucks will have to access the city center from the west side using Victoria Road, Stone Road and Hanlon Expressway.

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The city said trucks will not be allowed into downtown via the Macdonell Street Bridge or other nearby residential streets.

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All other traffic must be diverted onto Stevenson Street, Eramosa Road, and Woolwich Street.

Pedestrians and bicyclists can use the Heffernan Bridge to the north or Neeve Street to the south as an alternative route.

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