Victoria Street Pedestrian Bridge & West Mill Street Improvements

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Victoria Street Pedestrian Bridge

In 2012, the Pearle Hospitality Elora Mill Development concept recognized the Victoria Street Pedestrian Bridge as a key public connection between the Pearle South Side Development and the existing Downtown Elora Businesses. In 2015 the County of Wellington began the process to review the reconstruct/replacement of the Metcalfe St (Badley) Bridge due to some structural issues which required the closing of the sidewalks in late 2014. The need to replace the Victoria Street Pedestrian Bridge in the short term arose during conversations with the County of Wellington as they were undertaking a review of the Badley (Metcalfe Street) Bridge rehabilitation or replacement through their Class Environmental Assessment (EA) process. As part of these discussions it was agreed that the re-instatement of the Victoria Street Pedestrian Bridge would provide significant improvements for public access to the downtown and for Downtown Elora businesses and residents especially during the Badley Bridge rehabilitation or replacement. For this reason the Township identified funding for the Victoria Street Pedestrian Bridge as part of the 2016 budget which was latter approved by Council to be funded from the Jack R. MacDonald Trust funds.


Victoria Street Pedestrian Street Bridge Update - November 4, 2019

  • The electrical work has been completed and has passed the electrical safety inspection.
  • The asphalt paving on the south side of the bridge has been completed.
  • The installation of the fence adjacent to the south west and south east sides of the bridge was delayed and is expected to be done next week.
  • The steel railings for the bridge are anticipated to be delivered this week and installed next week. We tentatively anticipate that the steel railings for the piazza will be installed around the end of November


West Mill Street Improvements

Project Outline

Since early 2016, Township staff and Consultants have been working together through a public consultation process to develop the preferred concept alternative for West Mill Street with input from the community, stakeholders and the Elora BIA.

West Mill St. Construction Update - November 4, 2019:

  • The street furniture is anticipated to be installed in the piazza later this month.
  • The plantings for the garden beds in the piazza will be done in spring 2020.
  • The concrete slab in the piazza is being allowed to weather through a full winter season and cure for another year. At that time the concrete piazza slab finish will be reviewed to evaluate the suitability of sandblasting and a determination will then be made on the appropriate slab finish.

West Mill Street Display Boards

Victoria Street Pedestrian Bridge

In 2012, the Pearle Hospitality Elora Mill Development concept recognized the Victoria Street Pedestrian Bridge as a key public connection between the Pearle South Side Development and the existing Downtown Elora Businesses. In 2015 the County of Wellington began the process to review the reconstruct/replacement of the Metcalfe St (Badley) Bridge due to some structural issues which required the closing of the sidewalks in late 2014. The need to replace the Victoria Street Pedestrian Bridge in the short term arose during conversations with the County of Wellington as they were undertaking a review of the Badley (Metcalfe Street) Bridge rehabilitation or replacement through their Class Environmental Assessment (EA) process. As part of these discussions it was agreed that the re-instatement of the Victoria Street Pedestrian Bridge would provide significant improvements for public access to the downtown and for Downtown Elora businesses and residents especially during the Badley Bridge rehabilitation or replacement. For this reason the Township identified funding for the Victoria Street Pedestrian Bridge as part of the 2016 budget which was latter approved by Council to be funded from the Jack R. MacDonald Trust funds.


Victoria Street Pedestrian Street Bridge Update - November 4, 2019

  • The electrical work has been completed and has passed the electrical safety inspection.
  • The asphalt paving on the south side of the bridge has been completed.
  • The installation of the fence adjacent to the south west and south east sides of the bridge was delayed and is expected to be done next week.
  • The steel railings for the bridge are anticipated to be delivered this week and installed next week. We tentatively anticipate that the steel railings for the piazza will be installed around the end of November


West Mill Street Improvements

Project Outline

Since early 2016, Township staff and Consultants have been working together through a public consultation process to develop the preferred concept alternative for West Mill Street with input from the community, stakeholders and the Elora BIA.

West Mill St. Construction Update - November 4, 2019:

  • The street furniture is anticipated to be installed in the piazza later this month.
  • The plantings for the garden beds in the piazza will be done in spring 2020.
  • The concrete slab in the piazza is being allowed to weather through a full winter season and cure for another year. At that time the concrete piazza slab finish will be reviewed to evaluate the suitability of sandblasting and a determination will then be made on the appropriate slab finish.

West Mill Street Display Boards

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