Elora Cataract Trail Gravity Sewer

Description of work

The planned construction along the Elora Cataract Trail will occur between Trafalgar Road and Main Street / Wellington Road 124, connecting the future Hillsburgh and Erin Village wastewater collection systems via gravity sewer. A new watermain connecting Hillsburgh to the water distribution system in Erin Village will also be installed.


Trees will be removed along the trail to allow for the installation of the linear infrastructure. Following construction of the gravity sewer and watermain, new trees will be planted and the trail pathway will be restored to its original or better condition.

Schedule of Work

May 2023 – August 2024

Update or Potential Impacts

The trail will be closed for the duration of tree removal and sewer construction.


Road restrictions, increased truck traffic, dirt on roads, dust and noise may be experienced due to the construction activities. The Town, along with the Contactor, will make every effort to minimize these impacts to the community.


Efforts will be made to manage traffic around the work area for the safety of workers, road users and residents. Road users should expect delays and increased traffic at Trail access points at Main Street in Erin Village, Sideroad 17, Wellington Road 22 and Trafalgar Road in Hillsburgh.



Traffic on roads at the trail intersections may temporarily be reduced to one lane during the construction period for trail access by the Contractor. Access for emergency vehicles and pedestrians will be maintained at all times.


Work will take place from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday. Work after hours or on weekends may be required during the course of construction.

Images from Construction site