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:

 

Road Renewals:

 

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 Cresc.

 

Active Transportation

There are three key active transportation projects occurring this year:

Bonneycastle Pathway Reconstruction

  • Map of exact area coming soon.
  • This pathway runs alongside the large retention pond in Waverley Heights (north of East Lake Dr and west of Syracuse Cresc).

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 Cresc. between Pembina and Thatcher Drive.

 

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