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Chevrier Walk/Bike Improvements

Study, Design, Construction

Pedestrian and cycling improvements will be made to 2.24 kilometers of Chevrier Boulevard in conjunction with road work at a class 5 cost estimate of $7.5 million (expected level of accuracy of +100% to – 50%). Raised bike lanes will be constructed on Chevrier Boulevard from Waverley Street to Hervo Street and protected bike lanes will be constructed on Chevrier Boulevard from Hervo Street to Pembina Highway. This project will also include construction of a multi-use path on the east side of Waverley Street from Chevrier Boulevard to McGillivray Boulevard.


Updates

Following consultation with area residents and businesses in January, construction commenced this spring on the Chevrier Walk/Bike Improvements project. With the start of construction, some issues were identified by area stakeholders about the width of the street no longer being adequate for truck movements, including for oversized (longer, wider) trucks to make turning movements to/from Chevrier Boulevard and adjacent streets.

After reviewing the concerns, the Public Works Department and WSP are modifying the project design to restore the additional street width that is required for trucking operations. The design is being modified and the road cross section will be 10 meters in width within the industrial segment of Chevrier Boulevard, west of Hervo Street. Please visit the Documents tab to view the updated project design. Construction of the Chevrier Walk/Bike Improvements project is excepted to be complete in October, 2018.

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Engage

Thank you to all who attended the residents' meeting January 29, 2018.

The goals of stakeholder engagement are to:

  1. Inform residents of the project;
  2. Discuss potential impacts to on street parking; and
  3. Collect information on the pathway alignment.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Andrew Condon at 204-619-0035 or acondon@winnipeg.ca.

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Background

Chevrier Boulevard is scheduled for construction this upcoming summer as part of the 2018/2019 Industrial/Commercial Roads Renewals Program. The Chevrier Walk/Bike Improvements project will connect residents and businesses to the future Southwest Transitway Chevrier station and pathway. The western extent of the cycling route connection will tie into the McGillivray Boulevard multi-use path and into the Waverley Street path that extends north to Taylor Avenue. The eastern extent of the bike lanes will connect to the existing buffered bike lanes on Pembina Avenue from Chevrier Boulevard to Plaza Drive.

Road work on Chevrier Boulevard will include a street replacement from Pembina Highway to Trottier Bay and street resurfacing from Trottier Bay to Waverley Street.

This project was approved for construction with cost-sharing funding from the Federal Government's Public Transit Infrastructure Fund (PTIF).

Documents

Document Name Date Type
Pre-construction notice 2018-04-18 Community Letters
Construction notice 2018-05-01 Community Letters
Construction update 2018-07-17 Community Letters
Chevrier Boulevard design 2018-08-15 Drawings
Temporary Rail Crossing Closure Maps 2018-09-27 Drawings
Temporary Rail Crossing Closure Notices 2018-09-27 Community Letters

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are the benefits of this project?

This project supports the ability for people to "trip-chain," allowing people to walk or cycle to the Bus Rapid Transit station as well to access bus routes on Pembina Highway. This project will connect residents and businesses to the future Southwest Transitway Chevrier station and pathway. The western extent of the cycling route connection will tie into the McGillivray Boulevard multi-use path and into the Waverley Street path that extends north to Taylor Avenue. The eastern extent of the bike lanes will connect to the existing buffered bike lanes on Pembina Avenue from Chevrier Boulevard to Plaza Drive.

What road work is planned?

Road work on Chevrier Boulevard will include a street replacement from Pembina Highway to Trottier Bay and street resurfacing from Trottier Bay to Waverley Street.

How wide will Chevrier Boulevard be?

The roadway from Waverley Street to Hervo Street will remain 10 meters wide. The roadway from Hervo Street to Pembina Highway will be 7.5 meters wide with additional space for parking along certain sections.

Will I be able to access area businesses during construction?

Access to area businesses will be maintained as much as possible throughout the project. Short-term private approach closures may be required to facilitate construction and will be reviewed with residents/businesses prior to the construction taking place. Parking will be restricted on Chevrier Boulevard during construction.

How will traffic be managed during the project?

Once the project begins, it is anticipated that Chevrier Boulevard will be temporarily converted to a one-way street to accommodate construction activities. More information about how traffic will be managed will be provided on the web page prior to construction, as well as in the pre-construction notice to local businesses and residents.

Will any trees be lost as a result of the project?

The City is working to maintain as many trees as possible as part of the project, and any trees that are removed will be replaced at other locations in the city.

Will there be a loss of on-street parking and loading zone space?

The improved cycling infrastructure design balances the needs of area businesses, service providers, visitors and residents. The final design maintains as much on-street parking and loading as possible.

How much is this going to cost?

A class 5 cost estimate (expected level of accuracy of +100% to – 50%) of $7.5 million was developed for the project.

How will this project maintain and enhance safety?

Separating cyclists, pedestrians, and vehicles is the safest way to accommodate each mode of transportation. The City is committed to creating a pedestrian and cycling network that is safe and accessible for people of all ages and abilities.

If the Pedestrian Cycling Strategies identify Downtown as the highest priority, why is the City working on other projects?

The City is working on a number of studies and projects in advance and in conjunction with upcoming road renewal. The City has a multitude of competing spending priorities and limited resources. As such, the Public Works Department looks for efficiencies in construction costs and for opportunities to build cycling infrastructure in conjunction with road renewal. These projects happen throughout the city. Some of the projects included in the 2018 capital program, will close gaps that improve connectivity to the downtown and the core area. These are also high priority projects.

Why is the City spending money on bike lanes when they can only be used for half of the year?

A key direction of the Pedestrian Cycling Strategies is to provide year-round opportunity for people to cycle by prioritizing a winter network. Infrastructure and pathway conditions can be more of a deterrent to winter cycling than winter temperatures. The City is designing cycling infrastructure with consideration for efficient snow removal. There is evidence to indicate that a properly maintained cycling network will be used year-round.

Last update: September 28, 2018