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2019-2023 Erin/Wall/Sargent Pavement Renewals Project

2019-2023 Erin/Wall/Sargent Pavement Renewals Project is supported by the Government of Canada New Building Canada Fund and the Province of Manitoba. It will see major reconstruction work done on three streets and will ultimately greatly improve road surface conditions and sidewalks.


Updates

August 2020 - The watermain renewal is complete and eastbound pavement and sidewalks are almost complete. Phase 2 will begin on August 8. This phase will move traffic to the newly constructed lanes in the eastbound direction and complete the westbound pavement. This will include excavation of the existing roadway, construction of a new concrete pavement structure, reconstruction of the north sidewalk, and re-grading of the boulevards. The work is expected to be completed by the end of October 2020.

Traffic implications:

  • Sargent will be converted to a one-way street in the eastbound direction.
  • On-street parking will be prohibited throughout the entire construction period.
  • Access to businesses will be accommodated, and both pedestrian access and one-way bus service will be maintained on Sargent Avenue.
  • Opposite direction vehicles will be rerouted down either Ellice Avenue or Wellington Avenue.
  • Many connecting side streets and back lanes intersecting with Sargent Avenue will be closed in order to reconstruct the intersections.

May 2020 - Construction on Sargent Avenue from Erin Street to Arlington Street is underway and is scheduled to be completed in Fall 2020. 

Traffic on Sargent Avenue is reduced to one lane in the westbound direction.

This phase of construction includes the following:

  • Renewal of the watermain from Erin Street to Ingersoll Street.
  • Concrete Reconstruction of the 2 Eastbound Lanes.
  • Reconstruction of Southside sidewalk.
  • Traffic Signals Upgrades

Pedestrian and Transit access will be maintained during the duration of the project.

Background

2019-2023 Erin/Wall/Sargent Pavement Renewals Project is supported by the Government of Canada New Building Canada Fund and the Province of Manitoba. It will see major reconstruction work done on three streets and will ultimately greatly improve road surface conditions and sidewalks.

The project will not have permanent implications for parking, loading, intersection geometries or routing; because of the project's limited scope it will not include any public engagement activities.

Instead, the City/Consultant will be reaching out to and meeting with businesses, residents and property owners in the area to gather information about parking and loading needs, garbage collection and access; this information will help us stage construction so it has minimal impact on area stakeholders and will also allow us to make accommodations where necessary.

The following streets are included in the project:

  • Sargent Avenue (Arlington Street to Erin Street)
  • Wall Street (St Matthews to Notre Dame Avenue)
  • Erin Street (Wolever Avenue to Notre Dame Avenue)

We are currently in the process of collecting data to meet with impacted stakeholders and planning construction stages. We hope to release a preliminary schedule by the end of 2019. It is anticipated the construction on Sargent Avenue will begin in the spring of 2020.

If you own or lease property in the area and believe you may be impacted by this project, please feel free to reach out to us at WPGProject19C10@morrisonhershfield.com

Project Timeline

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Timeline

Documents

Document Name Date Type
Sargent Avenue staging Phase 1 2020-03-20 Construction drawings
Sargent Avenue staging Phase 2 2020-03-20 Construction drawings
Construction notice 2020-04-20 Letter

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the 2019-2023 Erin/Wall/Sargent Pavement Renewals Project?

2019-2023 Erin/Wall/Sargent Pavement Renewals Project is supported by the Government of Canada New Building Canada Fund and the Province of Manitoba. It will see major rehabilitation work done on three major streets in the city’s West End and will ultimately greatly improve road surface conditions.

This is one of the many projects rolled out under a new initiative that bundles multiple street segments in a common area or with a common scope into a single, multi-year package. The new approach allows a single consultant to review, schedule, design, tender, and oversee construction of a number of streets in close proximity, and facilitates project efficiency and delivery.

What streets are involved?
  • Sargent Avenue (Arlington Street to Erin Street)
  • Wall Street (St Matthews to Notre Dame Avenue)
  • Erin Street (Wolever Avenue to Notre Dame Avenue)
When will construction begin?

We are currently working on construction staging and will begin Sargent Avenue in the 2020 construction season.

Can I provide feedback on what I want to see happen on these streets?

The project will not have permanent implications for parking, loading, intersection geometries or routing; because of the project's limited scope it will not include any public engagement activities.

Instead, the City/Consultant will be reaching out to and meeting with businesses, residents and property owners in the area to gather information about parking and loading needs, garbage collection, and access; this information will help us stage construction so it has minimal impact on area stakeholders and will also allow us to make accommodations where necessary.

I live, run a business or own a building on one of the streets on the list. How will this impact me?

We are working with area stakeholders to minimize negative impacts through construction. We're taking stakeholder feedback into account as part of our staging plan, and are also helping mitigate concerns around parking, loading and access.

If you own or lease property in the area and believe you may be impacted by this project, please feel free to reach out to us at WPGProject19C10@morrisonhershfield.com

How will this impact traffic in the area?

As with any construction, there will be traffic implications. We are working with our partner agencies, as well as area stakeholders, to ensure that traffic impacts are kept to a minimum. We will be initiating proactive public communications once staging is complete to ensure the public is aware of staging, rerouting, lane closures, and project progress.

Will road construction be affected by COVID-19?

While the City continues to evaluate its services and projects amid the COVID-19 pandemic, road construction is considered an essential service by the Province of Manitoba and at this time is expected to proceed as planned with the following considerations:

  • Our contractors are working with their industry and public health officials to determine safe work procedures for construction sites.
  • In-person outreach and consultations to help us understand the needs of property owners adjacent to regional road renewals and other non-Capital projects will now be done remotely via phone, regular mail, email or other online channels.
  • We are evaluating options for public engagement on larger capital projects and looking at how to continue to stay connected to Winnipeggers and their feedback and input. Updates on specific projects and their timeleines will be provided once information is available.

We are doing our best to reach stakeholders in a timely and efficient manner but also understand that normal is changing every day and people may no longer be reachable where, or how, we once expected.

If you are a stakeholder on an upcoming project and have new or temporary contact information, please reach out to PWDCommunications@winnipeg.ca.

I own a property or run a business in the area of an upcoming construction project, but am currently staying home. How will I get the information I need and provide input on this project?

Please reach out to us. Send an email to PWDCommunications@winnipeg.ca and we will have the project team contact you.

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Last update: July 30, 2020

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