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2021-2023 Dunkirk/Jubilee/Pembina Pavement Renewals Project

The 2021-2023 Dunkirk/Jubilee/Pembina Pavement Renewals Project is supported by the Government of Canada's New Building Canada Fund and the Province of Manitoba. It will see major reconstruction work including new roadway, cycling, and sidewalk infrastructure that will greatly improve road surface conditions and safety for all users. The designs include operational and geometric improvements, and upgrades to meet pedestrian accessibility standards.

Background

The 2021-2023 Dunkirk/Jubilee/Pembina Pavement Renewals Project is supported by the Government of Canada's New Building Canada Fund and the Province of Manitoba. It will see major reconstruction work including new roadway, cycling, and sidewalk infrastructure that will greatly improve road surface conditions and safety for all users. The designs include operational and geometric improvements, and upgrades to meet pedestrian accessibility standards.

The following streets are included in the project:

  • Dunkirk Drive (Fermor Avenue to St. Mary's Road)
  • Jubilee Avenue (Osborne Street to Pembina Highway)
  • Pembina Highway (McGillivray Boulevard to Chevrier Boulevard)

The project takes place on critical regional streets that see more than 100,000 vehicles daily, including Transit and trucks, and sit adjacent to residents, businesses, and schools that will be directly affected by construction. The project team is working closely with various City departments to mitigate impacts to parking, Transit service, and both business and residential access through construction.

The project will not include any public engagement activities. Instead, the City will reach out to and meet with businesses, residents, and property owners in each project area to gather information about parking and loading needs, accessibility, and access; this information will help us stage construction to reduce impact on area stakeholders and make accommodations where possible.

Up-to-date information about staging, access, and other construction-related topics will be posted on this webpage throughout the project.

If you own or lease property in these areas and believe you may be impacted by these projects, please feel free to reach out to Adam Prokopanko at aprokopanko@dillon.ca

Project Timeline

Timeline

Timeline

Documents

Document Name Date Type
Construction Staging - Stage 1 2020-12-18 Drawing
Construction Staging - Stage 2 2020-12-18 Drawing
Jubilee cyclist detour map 2021-10-21 Drawing
Chevrier to McGillivray Construction Info 2021-10-21 Drawing
Radisson to McGillivray Construction Info 2021-10-21 Drawing
Jubilee Construction Staging Pedestrian Map 2021-10-21 Drawing
Preliminary notice – Jubilee Avenue 2021-10-21 Letter

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the 2021-2023 Dunkirk/Jubilee/Pembina Pavement Renewals Project?

This project is a renewal project, which means the roads will be rehabilitated and reconstructed to increase their lifespan and improve their condition. Work will include installing a new road surface, as well as cycling and sidewalk infrastructure. The designs include operational and geometric improvements, and upgrades to meet pedestrian accessibility standards.

What streets are included in the project?
  • Dunkirk Drive (Fermor Avenue to St. Mary's Road)
  • Jubilee Avenue (Osborne Street to Pembina Highway)
  • Pembina Highway (McGillivray Boulevard to Chevrier Boulevard)
What type of work will be happening on these streets?

Dunkirk Drive and Pembina Highway will be rehabilitated with extensive concrete repairs and a new asphalt surface. Sidewalks in poor condition will be replaced and buffered bike lanes will be added to Pembina Highway. Jubilee Avenue will be completely reconstructed with new concrete pavement, curbs, and sidewalks.

When will construction occur?
  • May – October 2021: Dunkirk Drive
  • April – October 2022: Southbound Pembina Highway and Jubilee Avenue from Cockburn Street South to Osborne Street
  • April – October 2023: Northbound Pembina Highway and Jubilee Avenue from Pembina Highway to Cockburn Street South
How will pedestrian safety be considered?

Pedestrian facilities will be designed according to the latest accessibility standards and will also focus on serving individuals with visual impairments. New design features include yellow detectable warning tiles, accessibility indicator banding to assist in visually delineating the intended walking path, realigned pedestrian crossings, and improved sightlines to assist drivers in navigating through pedestrian crossings.

Will there be any improvements to cycling facilities?

On-street buffered bike lanes will be added to both northbound and southbound Pembina Highway between McGillivray Boulevard and Chevrier Boulevard. These will form a natural extension of the existing bike lanes south of Chevrier Boulevard. Additionally, the existing bike facility on the east side of Dunkirk Drive will be improved as part of this project.

How will the City inform major stakeholders?

We will meet individually with major stakeholders through the planning and design phase of the project to provide information on location-specific impacts, and to determine specific needs during staging. Major stakeholders include local businesses, schools, places of worship, and community centres on or adjacent to the project streets.

How will construction affect stakeholders?

We are attempting to mitigate major concerns, and will work with stakeholders to minimize construction impacts. Some impacts are inevitable and include:

  • Parking removal and restrictions
  • Reduced access from intersecting local streets and alleys
  • Bus stop relocations or temporary stop cancellations, and bus route detours

If you feel you may be affected by the construction phase (but have not yet heard from us), please reach out directly to Adam Prokopanko at aprokopanko@dillon.ca.

How will construction affect traffic and parking in the area?

As with any road construction project, there will be traffic implications. We are working on the development of traffic management and construction staging plans that minimize the impact to all road users while ensuring construction can be completed quickly and efficiently. We will be initiating proactive public communications once staging is complete to ensure the public is aware of staging, rerouting, lane closures, parking restrictions/removal, and project progress.

How will construction affect Transit services?

Transit services will be maintained throughout construction using various means such as stop relocations, temporary stop closures, and detours. All disruptions will be marked in advance of taking effect.

How can residents and businesses raise questions or concerns regarding the project?

We encourage those who feel they may be affected but have not yet heard from us to reach out directly to Adam Prokopanko at aprokopanko@dillon.ca.

Will road construction be affected by COVID-19?

While the City continues to evaluate its services and projects amid the COVID-19 pandemic, road construction is considered an essential service by the Province of Manitoba and at this time is expected to proceed as planned with the following considerations:

  • Our contractors are working with their industry and public health officials to determine safe work procedures for construction sites.
  • In-person outreach and consultations to help us understand the needs of property owners adjacent to regional road renewals and other non-Capital projects will now be done remotely via phone, regular mail, email or other online channels.
  • We are evaluating options for public engagement on larger capital projects and looking at how to continue to stay connected to Winnipeggers and their feedback and input. Updates on specific projects and their timelines will be provided once information is available.

We are doing our best to reach stakeholders in a timely and efficient manner but also understand that normal is changing every day and people may no longer be reachable where, or how, we once expected.

If you are a stakeholder on an upcoming project and have new or temporary contact information, please reach out to PWDCommunications@winnipeg.ca.

I own a property or run a business in the area of an upcoming construction project, but am currently staying home. How will I get the information I need and provide input on this project?

Please reach out to us. Send an email to PWDCommunications@winnipeg.ca and we will have the project team contact you.

Dunkirk Drive

Where do I cycle when the existing multi-use path is under construction?

A detour will be provided through a portion of the project area, with signage indicating the route.

Jubilee Avenue

Are you cutting down trees as part of this project?

We have designed the project to minimize the removal of trees. The project is not widening the road, and in fact is using innovative materials to reduce the road structure depth and width to protect roots. Some trees will be removed due to pre-existing disease or natural death. Approximately seven mid-size trees will be removed from the south boulevard between Pembina Highway and the Jubilee Overpass ramp to extend the existing active transportation path west to Pembina. The remainder of the trees along Jubilee Avenue all the way to Osborne Street are being protected during construction and saved.

Will the Elm Park Bridge and Bridge Drive In be accessible during construction?

Yes. We will make every effort to maintain access to Riverdale Street, although there will be limited periods of time where access is restricted to facilitate construction in the immediate vicinity.

The schedule says construction occurs in 2022 and 2023 but there are eastbound lanes closed in 2021. What is happening?

The 2021 work is a separate watermain renewal by the Water and Waste Department. This work was co-ordinated to occur before the roadworks in 2022 and 2023.

Why is there only one eastbound traffic lane and no westbound lanes open during the 2022 Phase 1-Stage 1 time period?

The traffic lanes on Jubilee Avenue are very narrow. Since we do not want to widen the road to disturb the mature trees, there is limited room to reconstruct the pavement, provide room for construction equipment, and provide safe passage for the public all at the same time. During this stage only, only one eastbound lane will be available. Signage will be placed in advance of the westbound lane closure to warn drivers. After this stage, one lane of traffic will be available in both directions.

Will the lane closures on Jubilee result in shortcutting through adjacent neighborhoods?

For most of construction, there will be one lane in each direction available on Jubilee, similar to the 2021 watermain renewal project. That project did not result in noticeable shortcutting, so this is not expected to be an issue. However, in this project, the first stage has only one eastbound lane of traffic available. For this stage, we are developing advance warning signage for westbound commuters to find alternate routes, and are planning temporary traffic calming devices on neighbouring streets to deter shortcutting.

Where do I cycle when the existing multi-use-path is under construction?

Cyclists may choose to ride on-street on Jubilee Avenue with traffic. Alternatively, Rosedale Avenue runs parallel to Jubilee one block north and has much lower traffic volumes.

Pembina Highway

What will the new bike lanes look like? Are they taking away a lane of traffic?

The bike lanes will look similar to the existing bike lanes on Pembina Highway south of Chevrier Boulevard. There will still be six traffic lanes. This is accomplished by narrowing the median between the northbound and southbound lanes and shifting the traffic lanes towards the centre of the road.

Maps

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Map

Last update: October 25, 2021
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