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Chief Peguis Trail Extension West

From Main Street to Brookside Boulevard

From 2014 to 2016, a Functional Design Study was conducted for the Chief Peguis Trail (CPT) Extension West. The intent of the study was to gain insight into the use and expectations for the CPT Extension West from Main Street to Brookside Boulevard. The CPT Extension West will be approximately 10 kilometers in length and will support economic development, create recreational opportunities, and support the completion of the Strategic Inner Ring Road to reduce traffic on neighborhood streets to make them more accommodating for public transit, walking and cycling.

A Preliminary Design Study is now being completed for the CPT Extension West.

The Preliminary Design Study will recommend a final design for the CPT Extension West from Main Street to Brookside Boulevard. The design will:

  • Accommodate forecast traffic flow on CPT;
  • Relieve traffic on neighbourhood streets;
  • Provide connections to surrounding neighbourhoods;
  • Include pedestrian and cycling infrastructure along the route and connections to community destinations;
  • Include potential locations for public art; and,
  • Limit the loss of higher quality natural areas.

Engage

The intent of the public engagement process for the Preliminary Design Study is to provide information and collect local feedback to:

  • Inform the community of the intended plans;
  • Help plan pedestrian and cycling infrastructure and amenities;
  • Help identify connections to community destinations;
  • Ensure the project complements adjacent development;
  • Address the requirements of the Environmental License; and,
  • Meet with affected landowners and identify property requirements.

Thank you to everyone who attended the public information session on June 6, 2017 at the Red River Community Centre. Approximately 280 people attended the event and 113 surveys were collected.

The survey was available online from March 22 to June 20, 2017 collecting a total of 112 completed surveys.

Feedback is currently being considered and a public engagement report and summary are now available in the documents section of this project site.

At the end of this study, a final public engagement report will be shared on this website.

Previous Engagement

From 2014 to 2016, four public engagement events were held to collect feedback for the Chief Peguis Trail Extension West Functional Design Study. A public information session held on June 29, 2016 at Red River Community Centre had 244 people in attendance. An online survey closed on July 12, 2016 with 84 responses. Comments received through this public engagement process indicated a repeated desire for an uninterrupted flow of traffic and fewer traffic lights; this feedback was considered in the latest phase of the design. Read more about what was said during previous public engagement activities under the related links tab.

Project Contact: 204-943-3178 or ChiefPeguisTrailExtension@winnipeg.ca

Background

The City of Winnipeg Transportation Master Plan (TMP) identifies the CPT as a major transportation facility and an important component of the City’s strategic road network. The ultimate completion of the CPT Extension West will provide a continuous east-west link between Brookside Boulevard (Route 90) and Perimeter Highway (PTH 101). The CPT Extension West will support economic development, create recreational opportunities, and support the completion of the Strategic Inner Ring Road to reduce traffic on neighborhood streets to make them more accommodating for public transit, walking and cycling.

The City's TMP identified the western extension of the CPT between Main Street and McPhillips Street as a medium term project to be implemented by 2021, and a further western extension between McPhillips Street and Brookside Boulevard (Route 90) as a long term project to be implemented by 2031. On April 25, 2012 City Council approved an amendment to the TMP, which resulted in the CPT between Main Street and Brookside Boulevard becoming a short term project.

From 2014 to 2016, the City completed the Functional Design Study for the CPT Extension West and hosted public engagement events to gain insight into the use and expectations for the extension from Main Street to Brookside Boulevard. A Preliminary Design Study is now being undertaken for the CPT Extension West.

Project Timeline

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Documents

Document Name Date Type
Functional Design Study: Kick-Off Event Information Boards 2014-11-25 Storyboards
Functional Design Study: Kick-Off Event Invitation 2014-11-25 Community Letter
Functional Design Study: Public Workshop Information Boards 2015-06-03 Storyboards
Functional Design Study: Map 2016-06-03 Map
Functional Design Study: Public Information Session Boards 2016-06-29 Storyboards
Functional Design Study: Project Newsletter 2016-06-03 Newsletter
Public Information Session Boards 2017-06-06 Storyboards
Public invited to public information session on Chief Peguis Trail Extension West proposed functional design 2017-05-25 News Release
Table Maps 2017-05-26 Maps
Public Engagement Report – Phase One 2017-08-14 Report
Public Engagement Summary – Phase One 2017-08-15 Report

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the purpose of the Preliminary Design Study?

This study will prepare a recommended final design for the CPT Extension West from Main Street to Brookside Boulevard. The design will:

  • Provide efficient traffic flow on CPT;
  • Relieve traffic on neighbourhood streets;
  • Provide connections to surrounding neighbourhoods;
  • Include pedestrian and cycling infrastructure along the route and connections to community destinations;
  • Include potential locations for public art; and,
  • Limit the loss of higher quality natural areas.
Will properties be impacted?

The City of Winnipeg has reserved some land along the corridor for the CPT Extension West. Where the alignment will require additional lands, meetings will be held with landowners prior to the public information session.

What will the impact be on Little Mountain Park?

Little Mountain Park is outside of the study area and beyond the scope of this project. However, the alignment for CPT Extension west of Brookside Boulevard should not impact Little Mountain Park.

How is this study different from the Functional Design study?

The Functional Design Study determined conceptual roadway alignments and initial interchange and intersection requirements for the CPT Extension West.

The Preliminary Design Study will confirm land requirements, address the requirements of the Environmental License, include pedestrian and cycling infrastructure, identify potential locations for park and ride lots, identify potential locations for public art, and include greater detail of all of the design elements (i.e., lane width, intersections, etc.).

Has the design changed from the Functional Design Study?

A few changes have been made to the design that was presented in 2016. These changes were influenced by both technical requirements and public input and include:

  • Shifting the alignment of the CPT Extension West to the north between Pipeline Road and McPhillips Street to minimize impact on the Ferrier Forest and to plan for a future interchange at Pipeline Road;
  • An interchange at McPhillips Street and CPT Extension West for opening day;
  • Reconfiguring the interchange at Main Street and CPT Extension West to allow free flow traffic on CPT; and,
  • Other minor adjustments after additional traffic analysis was completed.
When will construction start?

The project is subject to Council and funding approval. There is no anticipated construction date at this time.

Will pedestrian and cycling infrastructure be included in the plan?

Yes, pedestrian and cycling infrastructure will be included in the plan and will connect to existing and planned pedestrian and cycling infrastructure.

How are you considering impacts on the natural environment?

An environmental assessment is being conducted. The environmental assessment will include field visits for species of conservation concern and ecological valuation of trees, wooded areas and wetlands. An Environmental Act license is required by the Province when opening new major roadways.

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Last update: June 7, 2017