2024 Road Construction in Waverley West

You can check where construction is occurring in the City by viewing the 2024 road construction map or the road construction list by street name. The City does regular reviews of all road condition in the City and provides an update on street conditions.

  • SEE: Waverley West ward 2023 road conditions map. Note that Waverley Heights,  Richmond West and Whyte Ridge have some of the oldest streets requiring repairs and maintenance to keep them in good shape.
  • SEE: City of Winnipeg 2023 road conditions map. Note that city wide – we have many many streets in poor condition. Many areas of the city need repairs.

This year the City is investing ~ $138 Million in road repairs. Nowhere near enough, but we can’t only invest in road repair as there are many other critical services we must invest in :  fire stations, water treatment, sewer upgrades, transit expansion, police, and more.

I encourage residents to understand the breakdown of one tax dollar – and how the funding is allocated. Cities across Canada have been trying to change the funding model to support infrastructure.

Please know I am not a streets engineer, and rely on the engineers in public works to determine the streets in need of repair.

2024 Construction Season

There is minor work still to be completed on the following streets carried over from 2023

  • Larkin Cove
  • Beaulynn Cove
  • Ainsworth Pl

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

Road Renewals:

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.

STREET REHABILITATION

  • 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

MAINTENANCE

  • Every year pothole crews are out patching streets, this is an ongoing program year around.

If you have any additional questions, please contact me at jlukes@winnipeg.ca