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Pembina Highway Speed Limit Review

Pembina Highway Speed limit review

Pembina Highway south of the La Salle River Bridge underwent a speed limit review in 2017, and the Public Service is recommending to increase the existing speed limit from a 60 km/h zone to a 70 km/h zone, subject to public consultation and approval by the Standing Policy Committee on Infrastructure Renewal and Public Works (SPC-IRPW). Before a decision is made, the City is gathering input from the public to determine the level of support for a speed limit change. If SPC-IRPW approves the Public Service’s recommendation, the City of Winnipeg would then apply to the Provincial Highway Traffic Board to change the speed limit.


Engage

Thank you to those who attended the information session on November 30, 2017 and completed an online survey. There were approximately 35 community members in attendance at the event and approximately 600 surveys were completed in total (online and in-person). The survey was open from November 16, 2017 to December 7, 2017.

The public engagement summary is now available online. The public engagement summary will be submitted as an administrative report for Standing Policy Committee on Infrastructure Renewal and Public Works (SPC-IRPW) consideration. Those who provided their contact information will be notified of the meeting date when the details are available. If SPC-IRPW approves the Public Service’s recommendation, the City would then apply to the Provincial Highway Traffic Board to change the speed limit.

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Timeline

Timeline

Timeline

Background

In the Spring of 2017, the Transportation Division received a 311 request from an area resident requesting a review of the speed limit on Pembina Highway with a view to increase it from 60km/h. Following this request, a speed review on Pembina Highway south of the La Salle River Bridge was undertaken by the City’s Public Works Department.

The review considered a number of factors relating to the speed limit including but not limited to:

  • Speed data collected in April 2017;
  • Roadway geometry;
  • Land Use;
  • Progression of stepping down speed limits from rural to urban environment;
  • Pedestrian and cyclist exposure;
  • Roadside hazards;
  • Number of intersections.

As a result of the review, on September 11, 2017, the Public Works department made a recommendation to the Standing Policy Committee on Infrastructure Renewal and Public Works (SPC-IRPW) that the public service be authorized to apply to the Highway Traffic Board to change the speed limit on Pembina Highway from 60km/h to 70km/h from 76 metres south of the south end drive of the La Salle River Bridge and a point 305 metres south of Turnbull Drive.  

Before a decision is made, the City is gathering input from the public to determine the level of support for a speed limit change. At the September 11, 2017 meeting, the matter was laid over for one month to determine a plan to engage the public on this issue. Following the creation of that plan, the matter was laid over for 90 days at the October 31, 2017 SPC-IRPW to allow time to conduct public engagement. If SPC-IRPW approves the Public Service’s recommendation, the City of Winnipeg would then apply to the Provincial Highway Traffic Board to change the speed limit.

Documents

Document Name Date Type
Postcard Invitation to Information Session 2017-11-16 Community Letter
News release 2017-11-16 News release
Speed Limit on Pembina Highway South of the La Salle River Bridge Report 2017-10-31 Report
Public Engagement Summary 2018-01-12 Report

Frequently Asked Questions

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Why did the City review the speed limit on Pembina Highway south of the La Salle River Bridge?

The City reviewed the speed limit on Pembina Highway as a result of a citizen request.

Why did the Public Service recommend to raise Pembina Highway’s speed limit from 60km/h to 70km/h in the section south of the La Salle River Bridge?

After conducting a speed limit review, the City found an increase in speed from 60 km/h justifiable because of the current speeds on the road and other factors such as roadway geometry, pedestrian and cyclist exposure, roadside hazards, and the number of intersections on this section of Pembina Highway.

How can I provide input?

Visit the Engage tab for more information.

Maps

Existing and Proposed speed limit change on Pembina Highway

Existing and Proposed speed limit change on Pembina Highway

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Last update: November 14, 2017