Traffic closures and transit detours will affect access to Highway 6 North at one of Guelph’s busiest intersections this fall.

The city will be installing an underground sewer main at Woodlawn Road and Woolwich Street at Highway 6 North, starting September 8.

The construction work is expected to last until September 25, weather permitting, and will result in significant traffic restrictions for drivers in the area.

From Sept. 8 to 9 and 18 to 25 there will be no through access for eastbound Woodlawn Road traffic past Woolwich Street/Highway 6 North intersection, as well as other turn restrictions and no access to 777 Woodlawn Rd. E. from Woodlawn Road. The plaza must be accessed from Woolwich Street.

From Sept. 10 to 17 there will also be a number of turning restrictions. Access to 777 Woodlawn Rd. E. will be by Woolwich Street only.

From Sept. 8 to 9 and 18 to 25 there will be traffic detours for drivers trying to get to the Canadian Tire/Staples plaza and 777 Woolwich St. Plaza.

From Sept. 10 to 17 there will be more detours for these destinations as well as the Smart Centre, where Walmart is located, and Home Depot.

People trying to get north of Woodlawn Road on Highway 6 North must also take a detour, as will those continuing from the Hanlon Expressway to Highway 6 North.

A full list of detours, closures and turning restrictions is listed on the city’s website.

Guelph transit routes 2A/2B and 3A/3B will take a detour during the construction.

The city says there will be no interruption to any other services throughout the construction period and waste collection will not be affected.

Source: Guelph Mercury