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Wyndham Street Closed Starting July 06, 2014

Web posted on July 04, 2014

Guelph, ON, July 4, 2014 Wyndham Street will be closed to motorists, cyclists and pedestrians between Carden Street and Farquhar Street from Sunday, July 6 at 7 a.m. to Monday, July 7 at 6 p.m. while permanent height clearance signs and flashing beacons are installed on the CN Railway Bridge.

A signed detour using Macdonell Street and Wellington Street will be in place to get motorists around the closure.

Pedestrian access will also be restricted under the Wyndham Street Bridge during this time. Pedestrians should use Wilson Street to access the downtown core.

Drivers are advised to follow signed detours or, if possible, avoid the area.

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"Temporary height clearance signs and outreach to truck drivers and local businesses have proven effective measures for warning motorists of the bridge clearance," explained Ike Umar, project manager, Engineering Services. "The permanent signs and flashing beacons are replacing temporary signs that were placed in the roadway last October."

The cost for materials, electrical work and installation of two signs on the bridge, and four signs leading up the bridge, is $48,000.

The City of Guelph appreciates residents' patience, understanding and co-operation during this important work, and will post updates on, Twitter and Facebook.

Learn more about the Wyndham Street bridge.