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September 13, 2017

Completely signalized intersection activated at Jefferson Avenue and Sinclair Street in Old Kildonan Ward

New traffic signals will provide safer pedestrian crossings and better vehicle movements through the area

Released: 12:00 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB – A completely signalized intersection has been installed and activated at the intersection of Jefferson Avenue and Sinclair Street.  The new traffic signals will accommodate four directions of vehicular traffic and four pedestrian crossings. Included in the project are audible pedestrian signals, countdown timers, a cellular modem for real-time connection to the City’s Transportation Management Center, and tactile yellow pads at each crossing. The cost for the project is approximately $205,000.

“The new traffic signals are good news for Old Kildonan, and will make it safer for everyone to navigate through this busy intersection. I’m especially pleased that safety will be enhanced for the two adjacent schools on Jefferson Avenue”, says Devi Sharma, Councillor for Old Kildonan Ward. “Traffic will flow more smoothly now that the signals have been activated and will reduce traffic congestion experienced by many in the area.”

"Garden City Collegiate is one of the biggest high schools in Winnipeg and our 1,500 plus students will be safer with these new lights," says Brian O’Leary, Superintendent of Seven Oaks School Division. "Traffic in the area will move more efficiently. These new lights are a real benefit."

This traffic signals installation was prompted by an earlier traffic analysis conducted by the Public Works Department in the fall of 2016 which concluded that the stop signs at this intersection should be replaced with traffic signals to better accommodate the large number of people walking, cycling, and driving through the intersection. This project was approved on January 10, 2017 by the Standing Policy Committee on Infrastructure Renewal and Public Works.

Winnipeggers invited to public information session on Rue des Trappistes culvert replacement and road reconstruction

Released: 1:30 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB – Winnipeggers are invited to attend a public information session on the replacement of a culvert and road reconstruction on Rue des Trappistes on Wednesday, September 27, 2017.

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.

The public information session is intended to provide residents with the construction plan and schedule. Residents will have the opportunity to view the design concepts, ask questions and talk with project team members, and provide comments on the project.

Event details
Date: Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Location: Fraternal Order of Eagles No 3870, 3459 Pembina Hwy.

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September 13, 2017