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2019-2023 Munroe/Watt/Johnson Pavement Renewals Project

The 2019-2023 Munroe/Watt/Johnson Pavement Renewals project is supported by the Government of Canada New Building Canada Fund and the Province of Manitoba. Ultimately, the project will see major reconstruction work completed on three regional streets and will greatly improve the condition of the road surfaces and sidewalks.


Background

The following streets are included in the project:

  • Munroe Avenue (Henderson Highway to Raleigh Street)
  • Watt Street (Chalmers Avenue to Munroe Avenue)
  • Johnson Avenue West (Henderson Highway to Levis Street)

The project locations are critical regional streets that support significant traffic volumes of over 38,000 vehicles a day across all locations and are Winnipeg Transit and full-time truck routes. The urban locations of the project are near adjacent residents, businesses, and schools that will be directly impacted by construction.

The designs include operational and geometric improvements, and upgrades to meet pedestrian accessibility standards. The project team is working closely with various City departments to mitigate impacts to parking, Transit service, and both business and residential access through construction.

Because of the project's limited scope, it will not include any public engagement activities. Instead, the City will reach out to and meet 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.

Up-to-date information about staging, access, and other construction-related topics will be posted on this webpage throughout the project.

If you have not yet heard from us, but own or lease property in the area and believe you may be impacted by this project, please feel free to reach out to us via 311.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the 2019-2023 Munroe/Watt/Johnson Pavement Renewals Project?

The 2019-2023 Munroe/Watt/Johnson Pavement Renewals project is supported by the Government of Canada New Building Canada Fund and the Province of Manitoba. Ultimately, the project will see major reconstruction work completed on three regional streets and will greatly improve the condition of the road surfaces and sidewalks.

What streets are included in the project?
  • Watt Street (Chalmers Avenue to Munroe Avenue)
  • Munroe Avenue (Henderson Highway to Raleigh Street)
  • Johnson Avenue West (Henderson Highway to Levis Street)
What type of work will be happening on these streets?

The roadways will be completely reconstructed with new concrete pavement, curbs, and sidewalks. Watt Street will include water main renewal work to upgrade aging water mains prior to completing the road reconstruction.

When will construction begin?

Construction is scheduled to begin on Watt Street in May 2020.

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

We will not be doing any formal public engagement on this project as it does not have significant permanent implications on parking, loading, intersection geometries, or routing. We encourage those who feel they may be affected by the acute construction phase (but have not yet heard from us) to reach out directly via 311, who will route your concern to the project manager.

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

We are attempting to mitigate major concerns, and will work with area stakeholders to minimize construction impacts. Some impacts are inevitable and include:

  • Parking removal during construction
  • Reduced access from intersecting local streets and alleys
  • Bus stop relocations or temporary stop cancellations, bus route detours
  • Sidewalk reconstruction may restrict access from Watt Street

If you feel you may be affected by the acute construction phase (but have not yet heard from us), please reach out directly via 311.

How will this impact traffic and parking in the area?

As with any road construction project, there will be traffic implications. We are working on the development of traffic management and construction staging plans that minimize the impact to all road users while ensuring construction can be completed quickly and efficiently. We will be initiating proactive public communications once staging is complete to ensure the public is aware of staging, rerouting, lane closures, parking restrictions/removal, and project progress.

How will construction affect Transit services?

Transit services will be maintained throughout construction using various means such as stop relocations, temporary stop closures, and detours. All disruptions will be marked in advance of taking effect.

How can residents and businesses raise questions or concerns regarding the project?

We encourage those who feel they may be affected but have not yet heard from us to reach out directly via 311.

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: April 14, 2020

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