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Rue des Trappistes Culvert Replacement and Road Reconstruction

The purpose of this project is to reconstruct the roadway pavement on Rue des Trappistes, and replace the culvert crossing at Westendorf Coulee under Rue des Trappistes, to improve its strength, safety and functionality. The culvert at Rue des Trappistes and Westendorf Coulee needs to be replaced as it is at the end of its service life, and is partially collapsed in several locations. A preliminary design study was completed in 2016, and the project is now moving ahead with construction. The project includes culvert replacement starting in November 2017, and road reconstruction from Pembina Highway to Rue du Monastere starting in spring 2018.


Engage

Please join us at a public information session to view the design concepts, ask questions, talk with project team members, and provide comment in regards to the project.

If you’re unable to attend the public information session, the materials can be viewed here. If you would like to leave the project team a comment about the project, please access the online comment form which will be available until October 4, 2017.

Information Session

Date: Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Location: Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 3870, 3459 Pembina Hwy
Format: Drop-in (come and go)

For inquiries or for those who require alternate formats or interpretation in order to participate, please contact Bill Epenspanger at 204-977-8370 or bebenspanger@morrisonhershfield.com by September 20, 2017.

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Project Timeline

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Background

The culvert at Rue des Trappistes and Westendorf Coulee needs to be replaced as it is at the end of its service life, and is partially collapsed in several locations. In 2016, a sinkhole developed under Rue des Trappistes at the culvert which required immediate stabilizing with the addition of several cubic metres of fill and ongoing monitoring to ensure that conditions remain safe.

A preliminary design study was carried out to determine when construction should take place, what type of structure is best suited for site conditions, and to determine the class 3 cost estimate of approximately $2 million for culvert replacement and road reconstruction. The preliminary design revealed that conditions for culvert replacement are best and most economically feasible during the winter and the best structure for replacement was determined to be a pre-cast concrete pipe.

Documents

Document Name Date Type
Canstar advertisement for information session 2017-09-13 Advertisement
News release 2017-09-13 News release
Construction notice 2017-09-01 Community Newsletter
Traffic detour map 2017-09-01 Map
Preliminary design 2016-12-06 Report
Information session boards 2017-09-27 Storyboards

Frequently Asked Questions

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How long will the project take to complete?

The culvert replacement will take approximately five months to complete, from November 2017 to March 2018. Road reconstruction will start in spring 2018 and will take approximately 3 months to complete.

Will streets be closed for this work?

Rue des Trappistes will be closed at the Westendorf Coulee for approximately five months between November 2017 and March 2018 for culvert replacement, with additional local lane closures in spring of 2018 for road reconstruction.

How much will this project cost?

Approximately $2 million for both culvert replacement and road reconstruction.

Why does the culvert need to be replaced?

The culvert at Rue des Trappistes and Westendorf Coulee needs to be replaced as it is at the end of its service life, and is partially collapsed in several locations. In 2016 a sinkhole developed under Rue des Trappistes at the culvert which required immediate stabilizing with the addition of several cubic metres of fill and ongoing monitoring to ensure that embankment conditions remain safe.

What is the detour route?

An image of the detour route is below.


traffic detour map
What route will construction vehicles take?

Construction vehicles will take Pembina Highway to enter Rue Des Trappistes.

Will there still be access to Southwood Golf & Country Club and Trappist Monastery Provincial Heritage Park?

Access to both will be available via Waverley Street to enter Rue Des Trappistes, and then Rue des Ruines du Monastere.

What impacts are expected during construction?

During culvert replacement starting this November, residents on the west side of Westendorf Coulee will not be able to access Pembina Highway directly, but instead will need to travel west on Rue des Trappistes and north on Waverley Street. The City will work to mitigate construction impacts as much as possible.

What will be done to protect environmentally sensitive areas and Westendorf Coluee?

Best management practices for working near waterways that include the appropriate implementation of soil erosion control measures will be followed. Exposed slopes not covered with rock will be vegetated. Work inside the Westendorf Coluee will not occur between April 1 and June 30 2018. Culvert construction will occur in late fall and winter when water levels are lowest and the potential for runoff is reduced thereby minimizing water management requirements.

Maps

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Last update: September 12, 2017