Beaumont Traffic During Waverley Underpass Construction - Summer 2017
July 21, 2017
Construction season has started in a rather unprecedented manner in and around the Beaumont neighbourhood. The end result will be less cut-through traffic in the community as we work to encourage area drivers to stay on our regional streets by keeping that traffic flowing.
In the past week, we have responded to community calls to calm traffic through the following activities:
- Detour signs were installed to direct traffic in a defined pattern. They were recently checked to make sure they were linked, so drivers have a clear understanding of where the detour is, how to get through, and ultimately, out of the neighbourhood.
- A request has gone in to install a “Not a Truck Route” sign at Waverley Street and Hurst Way for the duration of the underpass construction. The goal is to catch trucks that don’t have business in the area before they enter, looking for a cut-through to Pembina Highway, and keep them on prescribed truck routes (Waverley and Taylor Avenue). Construction trucks working in the area will still be able to access their work sites to come and go.
- Enforcement has been requested for trucks cutting through, and for cars speeding on the residential roads. I hear from many of you that the Winnipeg Police Service has been out and active in the area.
The next part of the Hurst Way Extension is about to start active construction and will include:
- Manitoba Hydro relocating a gas line along Parker Avenue and part of Beaumont Street
- Reconstruction of Parker Avenue (from Planet to Beaumont Street)
It is anticipated that the work on Planet Street will take about two months, weather permitting. In its final configuration, Parker Avenue will no longer be directly connected to Waverley Street and, as such, the traffic in the area of Planet Avenue will be reduced significantly.
My office will continue to work with all the moving parts in the area to coordinate activity and minimize impact on how you and your family move around the community.