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Public Works

Replacement of Truro Creek Culverts

at Linwood Street, Winchester Street and Ness Avenue

Truro Creek, a tributary of the Assiniboine River in the city’s northwest quadrant, crosses Linwood Street, Winchester Street and Ness Avenue through a series of three corrugated, steel pipe culverts. The culverts were constructed prior to 1978, are in poor condition, and are inadequate to handle the creek flows in spring run-off and heavy rain events. This project will develop designs to replace the three culverts.


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Thank you to everyone who came out to the public information session on June 14, 2017. We are now working on designs that include your feedback as consideration.

For further information you may contact:
Brock Feenstra, Public Engagement Lead
Phone: 204-943-3178
Email: brock.feenstra@wsp.com

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Background

This study will develop designs to replace the three existing Truro Creek culverts at Linwood Street, Winchester Street and Ness Avenue as they are in poor condition. The primary objective of the project is to develop a preferred design which improves the flow of Truro Creek, prevents Linwood Street, Winchester Street and Ness Avenue from future flooding and improves road conditions.

It is anticipated that the three culverts will be replaced in multiple stages and that there will be temporary road closures to accommodate construction. Linwood Street and Winchester Street will be closed at the culverts during construction and vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists will be re-routed during this time. The Ness Avenue culvert replacement is anticipated to begin in the next 5 years and would reduce traffic on Ness Avenue to one lane in each direction during construction. Pedestrian and cyclist access will be maintained on one side of Ness Avenue during this time. These plans will be refined as the study progresses. The City will work to mitigate construction impacts as much as possible.

The public will have an opportunity to view study information and discuss the study with City staff and study team members. More information on how to get involved can be found at the engage tab.

Project Timeline

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Documents

Document Name Date Type
Information Session Boards 2017-05-31 Storyboards
News Release 2017-05-31 News Release
General Invite to Stakeholders 2017-05-31 Community Letters
Canstar – Metro Advertisement 2017-05-31 Advertisements

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the need for replacing the culverts at Ness Avenue, Linwood Street, and Winchester Street?

The Ness Avenue, Linwood Street, and Winchester Street culverts were all constructed prior to 1978 and the Linwood Street and Winchester Street culverts are in poor condition. In addition, the culverts are inadequate to handle the creek flows in spring run-off and heavy rain events. Replacing the Linwood Street and Winchester Street culverts are a high priority due to structural issues.

When will construction begin?

Construction of the Linwood Street and Winchester Street culverts are anticipated to begin in the near future, pending budget approval. Construction is anticipated to take place from fall to spring for a period of approximately seven (7) months.

The Ness Avenue culvert is anticipated to be constructed within the next five (5) years, pending budget approval. The culvert will be constructed in two stages beginning in the fall.

Will streets be closed?

Linwood Street and Winchester Street are anticipated to be closed at the culverts during construction. Vehicles, pedestrians, and cyclists will be re-routed during this time.

One vehicle travel lane in each direction will be maintained throughout construction of the Ness Avenue Culvert. Pedestrian and cyclist access will be maintained on one side of Ness Avenue during construction.

What impacts are expected during construction?

The City will work to mitigate construction impacts as much as possible. During the culvert replacement on Linwood Street and Winchester Street, the primary impact will be the temporary road closure of Linwood Street and Winchester Street. Residents should expect increased vehicular traffic on adjacent local residential streets due to re-routing of traffic.

What route will construction vehicles take?

Construction vehicles will use Ness Avenue.

What will be done to protect environmentally sensitive areas and Sturgeon Creek?

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. Construction activity will not occur between April 1 and June 15 in any year. 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.

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Last update: May 29, 2017