Waverley Underpass Underway

February 15, 2017

Thanks to the hard work and dedication of many, I’m proud to report that construction on the  Waverley Underpass has officially started.

As many of you know, this significant infrastructure investment is designed to improve traffic flow, enhance neighbourhood safety, mobility and active transportation within the area.

Over the next three years, we will see this long-awaited project take shape, including the replacement of the existing at-grade railway crossing at Waverley Street and Taylor Avenue with an underpass, as well as the reconstruction and upgrading of Waverley. Taylor Avenue, between Waverley Street and Lindsay Street, will also be expanded to four lanes.

As began in January, the preliminary underground construction and staging of the underpass is now underway, scheduled to wrap up by April.

This initial phase is an important foundational piece of the project, which contains essential components such as construction fencing and installation of land drainage pipes adjacent to Waverley Street and an outfall to the pond west of the the Grant Memorial Church. These steps must be completed before work begins on the detour road and rails, which is set to begin this spring.

The following stage, running from spring to fall, will see the construction of the road and rail detours, intersection improvements for Grant Avenue and Waverley Street intersections as well as the rehabilitation of Waverley between Mathers Street and Grant.

The road and rail detours are scheduled to be completed and open to traffic sometime fall 2017.

To make all this progress possible, there will be sidewalk and lane closures during this phase, however, we will be working closely with those on site to keep you informed and aware of the changes to your daily routes.

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Should you have construction-specific questions, feel free to contact Lea Hastie, of Dillon Consulting Ltd., by email at, by phone at 204-453-2301 or visit

Together, we have worked together to make this project a priority for our ward and for our city. I look forward to continuing to be your advocate throughout the construction process, as we collectively move towards realizing this important accomplishment for our community.

Please contact me at or call me at 204-986-5236 with any concerns or comments you have during any stage of construction. I look forward to continuing to build on the momentum of this historic infrastructure investment.