Folks on Edinburgh North between Paisley and Wellington are going to be coping with some extra traffic headaches starting next week when construction begins on that stretch of road.
According to a press release from the City of Guelph, phase one of the construction project will begin Monday. Guelph Hydro will be replacing polls and conductors along a stretch of Edinburgh North between Bristol Street and Paisley Road.
So how will you be impacted if you live, work or travel through the area? According to the city, the northbound lane and east sidewalk of Edinburgh Road will be completely closed to traffic and pedestrians from Bristol Street to Paisley Street. The southbound lane and west sidewalk will remain open, while intersections crossing the work zone will remain open to through traffic. The city warns to expect delays. If you're looking for a detour north, choose Wellington Street to Gordon Street, then west on Paisley at Norfolk Street to return to Edinburgh Road.
When phase two begins, the northbound lanes and east sidewalk will only be periodically closed until the work is completed in November. Weather permitting, of course.
On the plus side, garbage collection along the affected stretch of Edinburgh will not be affected, and there will be no detours of Guelph Transit routes (although there is the possibility of delays).
Updates will be available through guelph.ca/construction.