2022 Road Construction in Waverley West Ward
2022 is another year for record road construction! This year, $164.7 Million will be invested into regional and local streets city wide. You can check where construction is occurring in the City by viewing the 2022 Construction Map, which is updated at the start of construction season. Each year the Public Works department provides me with a street conditions map. You can see Waverley Heights is the area with the oldest streets in need of significant repairs. Richmond West and Whyte Ridge also have streets that are requiring ‘maintenance’ to keep them in good shape.
The focus on street rehabilitations and renewals continues to be in the Waverley Heights neighbourhood, and the focus on ‘ongoing maintenance’ is in the Whyte Ridge and Richmond West neighbourhoods. Please know I am not a streets engineer, and relay on the engineers in public works to determine the streets in need of repair.
2022 Construction Season
If your street is on the list, you will receive a letter approximately two weeks before construction starts.
Thin Bituminous Overlay:
- Blackwood Bay from Marrington Rd to Marrington Rd
- Caldwell Cres from Scurfield Blvd to Scurfield Blvd
- Hillberry Bay from Columbia Dr to Columbia Dr
- Gull Lake Rd from East Lake Dr to Markham Rd
- Shillingstone Rd from Columbia Dr to Columbia Dr
- Chancellor Dr from Augusta Dr to Quincy Bay
- Lakeshore Rd from Chancellor Dr to Chancellor Dr
- Lakeshore Rd from frontage of No. 27 to No. 51
Reconstruction and Renewal:
- Phase Two of University Crescent will occur this year.
- The northbound lane between Pembina and Thatcher will be a complete reconstruction.
- The southbound lane between Pembina and Thatcher will be a renewal.
- Both a sidewalk and multi use pathway will be included on the east side of University Cres.
There are three key active transportation projects occurring this year:
Bonnycastle Pathway Reconstruction
- See map of the pathway being reconstructed.
- This pathway runs alongside the large retention pond in Waverley Heights (north of East Lake Dr and west of Syracuse Cres).
Installation of half signal lights on Pembina Highway at Victoria Hospital
- Half signal lights are only activated when pedestrian want to cross the road. There are half signals by Vincent Massey Collegiate and further up Pembina in the area of Vic’s Fruit Market.
University Crescent – Sidewalk and Multi Use Pathway
- A sidewalk and multi use pathway will be included on the east side of University Cres. between Pembina and Thatcher Drive.
Additional Funding for Roads
In spring of 2022, the City of Winnipeg received $8,851,695.34 from Province of Manitoba for the purposes of road construction, rehabilitation and preservation projects, including the repair and filling of potholes and road cavities to be used by December 31, 2022, and up to December 31, 2023 pending an unfavorable 2022 construction season. Included in the funding is $800,000.00 which is being allocated for granular surface roadway repairs (application of 33 cubic metres of gravel per lane-kilometre). This funding also includes maintenance hours required to maintain the gravel roadways in 2022 and 2023. See full details of the report : New 2022 Capital Projects – New Provincial Funding for Road Construction, Rehabilitation, Preservation and Repair Projects
Projects slated for improvements in the Waverley West ward are as follows:
- Waverley Street (Southbound) from Cadboro Rd to 165m South of Cadboro Rd
- Brady Rd from south of Cedar Glen Rd to South Perimeter (service road)
- Lee Blvd from Waverley St to End
- Sigma Ave from Dunkley St to Post St
- Sigma Ave from Alpha St to Front St
- Post St from McGillivray Blvd to End
- Dunkley St from Sigma Ave to McGillivray Blvd
- Alpha St from McGillivray Blvd to Sigma Ave
- Front St from McGillivray Blvd to Sigma Ave
- Markham Rd from University Cres to Snow St
- De Vos Rd from Pembina Hwy to End
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.
- 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
- 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
- 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)
- 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