Background and Public Consultation Process
At the end of June 2009, the Public Works Department completed a comprehensive public consultation process that examined 3 preliminary design concepts for a four-lane bridge rehabilitation. The City worked in consultation with a key Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC), which included representation from area residents, businesses and city-wide organizations, to review design concepts.
As part of the public consultation process, information on the project was distributed to area residents and businesses to solicit feedback. The distributed information included a newsletter, a survey, and advertisements in the Winnipeg Free Press, Winnipeg Sun and The Herald. In addition, 3 public open houses provided a forum for the public to ask questions and provide feedback.
As part of this process, the City received approximately 700 individual responses with feedback which was given consideration by Public Works Transportation Planning Engineers and Bridge Engineers.
Public input was positive about providing additional amenities to serve cyclists and pedestrians. Through the public consultation process, an option was put forward to build an additional cyclist/pedestrian bridge adjacent to the new vehicular bridge. This option was highly rated by the SAC and was recommended to City Council by the Public Works department after further analysis.Last update: 17.01.2018
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