2020 Road Construction in Waverley West Ward

This is an extremely handy map showing ALL road / pathway construction occurring throughout Winnipeg in the 2020 construction season. Each year the Public Works department provides Councillors with a Streets Condition and Back Lanes Condition map of their ward.

Waverley Heights has many streets that are in ‘Fair’ to ‘Poor’ condition along with White Ridge and University Heights with many streets in fair condition. Most streets in the Waverley West ward are new – so the focus will be on Waverley Heights, Whyte Ridge and University Heights.

2020 Construction Season

If your street is on the list, you will receive a letter approximately two weeks before construction starts.

Thin Bituminous Overlay:

  • Southlawn Stroll from Bairdmore Blvd to Bairdmore Blvd
  • Pincarrow Rd from Scurfield Blvd to Eglinton Cr
  • Lakeglen Dr from Lake Lindero Rd to Lake Lindero Rd
  • Denman Cr from Kirkbridge Dr to Brentlawn Bv
  • Braeside Pl from Point West Dr to End

Local Street Renewal/Rehabilitation:

  • Lakeside Dr from Forest Lake Dr to Chancellor Dr
  • Lakeside Dr from Augusta Dr to Forest Lake Dr

Traffic Calming:

Traffic calming infrastructure will be applied to these streets in 2020 construction season:

Phase 2 – Waverley Street Construction:

Waverley Street, between Grandmont Ave and the City limits:

  • This section of Waverley Street is not in the Waverley West ward but the street is heavily used by residents to access La Barriere Park. I secured funding for its upgrade when I was Councillor in the St Norbert ward and am very pleased to see that this is the last year of construction!  See details of 2020 Waverley Street construction.

2021 – 2022  Construction Season:

University Crescent Reconstruction:

  • Looking ahead, a $9.9 M reconstruction of University Crescent will occur in 2021 and 2022. This is a major reconstruction, adding cycling paths, sidewalks and realigning the intersection with Pembina Highway.

 

HOW DO STREETS GET PRIORITIZED:

There are several factors that weigh in on how a street is prioritized as a candidate for work, i.e. if it’s located next to a school or park, if it’s a Priority 2 or 3 street, percentage of concrete work required prior to doing a certain type of surfacing, and technical conditions such as existing cross fall/slab faulting in panels, etc. The goal is to optimize the value of the pavement treatment and to optimize the pavement life cycle. The following were taken into consideration in developing the list of recommended locations for renewal:

  • The distribution of the local street renewal projects among the fifteen wards of the City is based on the proportion of local street renewal needs in each ward relative to City wide needs. The most recent condition ratings were used to determine the distribution of local street renewal projects.
  • The lane renewals are distributed among wards with the highest number of lanes in poor condition.

The City carries out surface condition ratings to identify each street’s general condition. Selection factors for consideration of the location and/or renewal treatment of a roadway include:

Where the pavement is in its life-cycle – preservation vs reactive treatments

  • Condition of the underground utilities – specifically water mains and sewer system
  • Road classification (industrial, collector, residential)
  • Bus route
  • Truck route
  • Budget available
  • Development in the area
  • Continuity of routes (e.g. extend a renewal to complete a section)

The distribution of the local street renewal projects among the fifteen wards of the City is based on the proportion of local street renewal needs in each ward relative to City wide needs. The most recent condition ratings were used to determine the distribution of local street renewal projects. The lane renewals are distributed among wards with the highest number of lanes in poor condition.

DIFFERENT TYPES OF STREET REPAIRS

THIN BITUMINOUS OVERLAY (TBO)

  • This overlay of asphalt occurs primarily as a ‘preventative’ maintenance treatment to streets that are generally in Fair – Good condition.  TBO is a term used for a thin bituminous overlay surface treatment applied to the roadway’s surface, TBO’s occur when asphalt is placed over existing concrete surfaces typically at a thickness of 50mm. This is a cost effective treatment that extends the pavement’s lifecycle expectancy and prevents premature deterioration by improving/restoring the roadway’s surface.

STREET REHABILITATION

  • Regional, collector, industrial and local streets
  • Street rehabilitations occur when pavement structure is in fair to poor condition, with restoration possible with pavement repairs (joints and select slabs) prior to resurfacing
  • Resurfacing restores the ride and improves the drainage, extending the pavement life

What’s done:

  • Extensive concrete repairs and new asphalt surface:
  • Only includes renewal of sidewalks in poor condition or requiring improvements for those with restricted mobility
  • Minimizes work on private approaches, overlaying where possible and renewing them where required for grade (drainage)
  • Minimal boulevard restoration, as required by the sidewalk and/or pavement repairs
  • Requires extensive coordination and staging of works, may include other underground infrastructure renewals

STREET RECONSTRUCTION

  • All street classifications are eligible (regional, collector, industrial, local, alleys)
  • Reconstructions occur when pavement structure is in failed condition (not just the surface or pavement joints)

What’s done:

  • Replaces the entire pavement structure:
  • Typically includes renewal of all sidewalks, private approaches and full boulevard restoration
  • Can be either concrete or asphalt (depends on factors including soil conditions and traffic)
  • Accommodates other infrastructure repairs (water or sewer) as applicable
  • Requires the most coordination between works (Water & Waste Department, Manitoba Hydro, other utilities) and construction time