September 24, 2020
Section of Notre Dame Avenue to temporarily close
Released: 11:06 a.m.
Winnipeg, MB – Notre Dame Avenue between Erin Street and Wall Street will be temporarily closed to traffic starting at 6 p.m. on Friday, September 25 for a railway crossing repair. Notre Dame Avenue will reopen at 11 p.m. on Sunday, September 27. Motorists are advised to use alternate routes to reach their destinations during these timeframes.
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Audible pedestrian signals installed at all signalized intersections throughout Winnipeg
Four distinct audible cues make intersections safer for pedestrians
Released: 1:53 p.m.
Winnipeg, MB – Today, Matt Allard, Chairperson of the Standing Policy Committee on Infrastructure Renewal and Public Works, and Councillor Ross Eadie, Mynarski, to announce the successful implementation of audible pedestrian signals at all signalized intersections throughout the city.
Audible pedestrian signals communicate traffic signal timing information to pedestrians using non-visual, audible tones. The City had originally anticipated completing the installation of the audible pedestrian signals at all signalized intersections by the end of 2021; however, the installation of the 670 signalized intersections was prioritized and completed over a year ahead of schedule.
“It is a huge achievement to improve accessibility for Winnipeggers at all of our intersections with traffic signals,” said Matt Allard, Chairperson of the Standing Policy Committee on Infrastructure Renewal and Public Works. “With the addition of audible pedestrian signals, everyone can now safely navigate these intersections with the help of auditory cues to provide guidance indicating when it’s safe to cross the street.”
“I am pleased that this project is finally completed as it will improve accessibility and safety for all of our citizens,” said Councillor Ross Eadie, Mynarski. “I want to thank all those who have been involved over the years championing this worthy effort for the benefit all Winnipeggers regardless of what part of the city they live in. We prioritized this project because we understood and recognized the importance of safety and accessibility for all Winnipeggers.”
The City began installing audible pedestrian signals at signalized intersections throughout the city in the mid-1990’s. Over the years a variety of funding sources have been used towards this effort; however, most recently, the installation of audible pedestrian signals was specifically identified as one of the approved activities within the scope of the Traffic Signals Improvements Capital Program.
For more information, please see: City of Winnipeg - Audible Pedestrian Signals.