Waverley Underpass Project
The Waverley Underpass Project will include replacement of the existing at-grade railway crossing at Waverley and Taylor with an underpass, along with reconstruction and rehabilitation of Waverley Street. Taylor Avenue, between Waverley Street and Lindsay Street, will also be expanded to four lanes. This project will not only improve traffic flow but will also enhance safety, mobility and capacity as well as active transportation within the project area. A preliminary design study was completed in 2015, and the project is now moving ahead with construction.
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Update February 2017:
Construction is underway on preliminary works required to be in place prior to starting construction on the detour road and rail, which include construction fencing and installation of land drainage pipes adjacent to Waverley and an outfall to the pond west of Grant Memorial Church.
Between the Spring and Fall of 2017, several portions of the project will be under construction. These include road and rail detours, Grant and Waverley intersection improvements and rehabilitation of Waverley between Mathers and Grant.
For more detailed information, please see Construction Update #1.
Update November 2016:
The online survey is now closed. A public engagement summary will be posted online before the end of 2016. Detailed design work for this project is nearing completion. Preliminary underground construction will begin in early 2017, with more visible road and rail construction anticipated for spring of 2017. Project updates will be available on this website as construction progresses.
Update October 2016:
Two detailed design open house sessions were held on October 6, 2016. Approximately 500 Winnipeg residents attended the open house sessions. We received 48 exit surveys at the open house and an additional 86 online so far. Survey responses will be accepted until October 31, 2016.
Update September 2016:
Due to rapid growth in the southwest quadrant of the City and increasing traffic congestion due to heavy train operations, upgrading the Waverley crossing of the CNR Rivers rail line has become a priority in recent years. With approximately 30,000 vehicles and between 35 and 40 train movements passing through the intersection daily, the Waverley rail crossing has become a major bottleneck.
In early 2014, the City of Winnipeg initiated a preliminary design study for the Waverley Underpass Project. The project team was tasked with developing a high level design for a grade separation of Waverley Street and the CNR Rivers rail line. The design also includes intersection and road improvements within close proximity of the project area, primarily along Waverley Street. Based on traffic modelling, the transportation study, public engagement, and the existing constraints, the design team developed a draft concept for the underpass structure, roadway upgrades, and intersection improvements: Draft Concept Map. This concept has been further refined through the detailed design process: Detailed Design Maps for Waverley and Taylor.
The primary objective of the project is to provide a grade separated crossing of Waverley Street at the CNR Rivers Rail Line, and improve the transportation network in the vicinity of the project area.
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Two open house sessions were held on October 6, 2016.
Online surveys were accepted until October 31, 2016. We received feedback through 107 online surveys and 49 exit surveys. Feedback is currently being considered and a summary of the engagement process will be posted online before the end of 2016.
For further information, to provide your feedback, or to sign up for future project updates you may contact 311, or contact:
David Marsh, Dillon Consulting Limited
Phone: 204-453-2301, Extension 4094
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Frequently Asked Questions
- Waverley Underpass Preliminary Design Study: http://www.winnipeg.ca/publicworks/construction/studies/WaverleyUnderpass.stm