Waverley Street and Pine Hills Intersection

UPDATE January 2024:

Engineers studied traffic control signals, all-way stop, and pedestrian crossing controls to see if any met criteria but none met the required criteria for installation. See final Pine Hill report.

Based on a traffic count conducted in September 2022, the traffic signal warrant (criteria) for any of the above infrastructure score is 46 points, which is well below the 100 point threshold to trigger installation of any of the potential controls. This intersection will likely need to be signalized in the long term, as Waverly West continues to develop. But currently, the criteria required to trigger signalization is not there.

  • It is recommended that we study this location once commercial businesses are developed in the areas of Waverley and Kenaston.

In current intersection designs, a raised median would provide a refuge for pedestrians to cross Waverley Street in two stages. However, the raised median design does not fully protect the pedestrian crossing area. In my opinion it is ridiculous that this design was not incorporated when the roads were initially constructed.

The attached Pine Hill Waverley intersection design shows modifications to the intersection with a fully protected pedestrian refuge area. The Class 3 cost estimate to complete this work is $90,000 (in 2023 dollars).

This is a very wide intersection and on a curve of Waverley where traffic is at 80km/hr. Many residents have called in seeking increased safety for vehicles and pedestrians.

On March 21, 2023, the Assiniboia Community Committee passed the following motion:

WHEREAS the intersection of Waverley Street, Tim Sale Drive and Pine Hills Road has been the site of multiple collisions;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Standing Policy Committee on Public Works be requested to direct the Winnipeg Public Service to conduct a traffic study at the intersection of Waverley Street and Tim Sale Drive and Pine Hills Road to determine if any safety or intersection improvements are warranted.

We anticipate the report to be ready November or December 2023.