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Downtown Road Renewals 2019-2023

2019-2023 Downtown Streets Renewal 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 numerous streets in the city's Downtown and will ultimately greatly improve road surface conditions.


Background

2019-2023 Downtown Streets Renewal 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 numerous streets in the city's Downtown and will ultimately greatly improve road surface conditions.

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 will be reaching out to and meeting with businesses, residents and property owners in the area to gather information about areaways, parking and loading needs, and planned private construction or renovations; 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:

  • Broadway (Osborne Street to Main Street)
  • Carlton Street (Portage Avenue to Ellice Avenue)
  • Donald Street (St. Mary Avenue to Broadway)
  • Donald Street (Broadway to Gertrude Avenue)
  • Fort Street (Broadway to Graham Avenue)
  • Portage Avenue (Memorial Boulevard to Main Street)
  • Smith Street (Notre Dame Avenue to Graham Avenue)
  • Smith Street (Graham Avenue to Donald Street Bridge)
  • Hargrave Street (Portage Avenue to Ellice Avenue)
  • Hargrave Street (Broadway to York Avenue)

We are currently meeting with impacted stakeholders and planning construction stages. We hope to release a preliminary schedule by the end of 2019. Construction on one or more streets will begin in 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 downtownstreets@winnipeg.ca.

Once staging is established, we will also launch a number of proactive communications activities to help keep commuters through, and visitors to, the area informed of traffic implications.

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What is the 2019-2023 Downtown Streets Renewal Project?

2019-2023 Downtown Streets Renewal 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 numerous streets in the city’s Downtown and will ultimately greatly improve road surface conditions.

This is one of the first projects to roll 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?

The following streets are included in the project:

  • Broadway (Osborne Street to Main Street)
  • Carlton Street (Portage Avenue to Ellice Avenue)
  • Donald Street (St. Mary Avenue to Broadway)
  • Donald Street (Broadway to Gertrude Avenue)
  • Fort Street (Broadway to Graham Avenue)
  • Portage Avenue (Memorial Boulevard to Main Street)
  • Smith Street (Notre Dame Avenue to Graham Avenue)
  • Smith Street (Graham Avenue to Donald Street Bridge)
  • Hargrave Street (Portage Avenue to Ellice Avenue)
  • Hargrave Street (Broadway to York Avenue)
When will construction begin?

We are currently working on construction staging and will begin one or more of the streets in the 2020 construction season. Sign up for updates to receive notification of the staging plan when it is confirmed.

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 any permanent implications for parking, loading, intersection geometries, or routing.

Instead, the City will be reaching out to and meeting with businesses, residents and property owners in the area to gather information about areaways, parking and loading needs, and planned private construction or renovations; 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 believe you are an area stakeholder and we do not contact you by October 31, 2019, please reach out to us at downtownstreets@winnipeg.ca.

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.

I live, run a business or own a building on one of the streets on the list and have been contacted by an areaway inspector. What's this about?

Before any road work begins, building areaways (the underground spaces adjacent to, or part of, some building basements) must be inspected to determine structural characteristics including the presence of out of commission coal chutes and so on. These are a non-invasive, visual inspections which are carried out quickly with minimal to no disruption to your business.

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Last update: September 23, 2019