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2019-2023 Munroe/Watt/Johnson Pavement Renewals Project

The 2019-2023 Munroe/Watt/Johnson Pavement Renewals project is supported by the Government of Canada New Building Canada Fund and the Province of Manitoba. Ultimately, the project will see major reconstruction work completed on three regional streets and will greatly improve the condition of the road surfaces and sidewalks.


Updates

May 2022 – Construction on Munroe Avenue from Watt Street to Raleigh Street is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at 7:00 a.m. The work is anticipated to take 14 weeks and includes drainage infrastructure improvements, the reconstruction of the roadway, sidewalk, and private approaches, and the renewal of traffic signals at the Raleigh Street intersection.

A section of aging water main will be renewed between Watt Street and Golspie Street as part of the project and the work will take approximately two weeks to complete. Properties serviced off the water main to be renewed have been notified and will be connected to a temporary water service to maintain water during construction. Surrounding properties may be impacted by short term water main shut offs required to complete the work. The Contractor will provide a minimum of 24 hours notice to any impacted properties of pending short term shut offs that will impact their water service. More information regarding water mains

The construction will progress in two phases. Phase 1 will include the reconstruction of the eastbound lane, as well as the sidewalk and private approaches on the south side of the road. Phase 2 will see the reconstruction of the westbound lane and the sidewalk and privates approaches on the north side of the road.

Impacts to Traffic for 2022 Construction

  • Munroe Avenue from Watt Street to Raleigh Street will be converted to a one-way street in the eastbound direction for the duration of the entire project with construction occurring one lane at a time.
  • Thru and right turn movements for northbound Golspie Street at Munroe Avenue will be maintained. Southbound Golspie Street at Munroe Avenue will be allowed to turn left only.
  • Transit service will be maintained in the eastbound direction; westbound Transit service will be detoured to Washington Avenue. More Transit information
  • Private approach access will be maintained, with the Contractor coordinating with property owners for any interruptions.
  • The sidewalk on one side of Munroe Avenue will be maintained at all times.

March 2022 – Year 1 of the 2021/2022 Munroe Avenue Pavement & Watermain Renewal from Henderson Highway to Watt Street was completed in October 2021. The watermain and roadworks are now on warranty which will expire in October 2023. Some landscaping work is anticipated in Spring 2022.

Year 2 of the 2021/2022 Munroe Avenue Pavement & Watermain Renewal from Watt Street to Raleigh Street is scheduled to begin in mid-May 2022.  The reconstruction of the roadway will take approximately three months to complete. Construction will progress one lane at a time with more information regarding traffic management to come closer to the start of construction.

Additional Year 2 work will include the drainage infrastructure improvements, sidewalk reconstruction, private approach renewals, and traffic signal upgrades.

Impacts to Traffic for 2022

  • Munroe Avenue from Watt Street to Raleigh Street will be converted to a one-way street in the eastbound direction with construction occurring one lane at a time.
  • Transit service will be maintained in the eastbound direction; westbound Transit service will be detoured. More information will be provided closer to the start of construction.
  • Businesses with access from Munroe Avenue will be accommodated.
  • The sidewalk on one side of Munroe Avenue will be maintained.

Johnson Ave pavement reconstruction from Henderson Highway to Levis Street is one schedule for construction in 2023. The project is currently in the detailed design phase and is to be Tendered in Fall 2022. The project will include drainage infrastructure improvements, pavement reconstruction, geometry improvements, and sidewalk widening and reconstruction.

March 2021 - Work on the Watt Street Pavement & Watermain Renewal project was mostly completed in October 2020, and all four lanes were reopened to traffic. Final work including joint-sealing and landscaping will occur in Spring 2021.

The next phase of work – the Munroe Avenue Pavement & Watermain Renewal – is scheduled to begin in late April 2021. This will be a two-year project. (See Map tab for more information on the project area.)

Year 1 work will include a watermain renewal from Henderson Highway to mid-block between Brazier Street and Roch Street, as well on Brazier from Munroe Avenue to Donalda Avenue.

Following the watermain renewal work, the pavement will be reconstructed with concrete on Munroe Avenue from Henderson Highway to Watt Street, including the intersection at Munroe and Watt.

Additional Year 1 work will include drainage infrastructure improvements, sidewalk reconstruction, private approach renewals, street lighting improvements, and traffic signal upgrades.

Year 2 work is scheduled to begin in May 2022 and will include the concrete reconstruction of Munroe Avenue from Watt Street to Raleigh Street as well as drainage infrastructure improvements, sidewalk reconstruction, private approach renewals, and traffic signal upgrades.

Background

The following streets are included in the project:

  • Munroe Avenue (Henderson Highway to Raleigh Street)
  • Watt Street (Chalmers Avenue to Munroe Avenue)
  • Johnson Avenue West (Henderson Highway to Levis Street)

The project locations are critical regional streets that support significant traffic volumes of over 38,000 vehicles a day across all locations and are Winnipeg Transit and full-time truck routes. The urban locations of the project are near adjacent residents, businesses, and schools that will be directly impacted by construction.

The designs include operational and geometric improvements, and upgrades to meet pedestrian accessibility standards. 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.

Because of the project's limited scope, it will not include any public engagement activities. Instead, the City will reach out to and meet with businesses, residents, and property owners in the area to gather information about parking and loading needs, garbage collection, and access; this information will help us stage construction so it has minimal impact on area stakeholders and will also allow us to make accommodations where necessary.

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

If you have not yet heard from us, but own or lease property in the area and believe you may be impacted by this project, please feel free to reach out to us via 311.

Project Timeline

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Timeline

Documents

Document Name Date Type
Pre-construction notice 2022-03-01 Community letter

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the 2019-2023 Munroe/Watt/Johnson Pavement Renewals Project?

The 2019-2023 Munroe/Watt/Johnson Pavement Renewals project is supported by the Government of Canada New Building Canada Fund and the Province of Manitoba. Ultimately, the project will see major reconstruction work completed on three regional streets and will greatly improve the condition of the road surfaces and sidewalks.

What streets are included in the project?
  • Watt Street (Chalmers Avenue to Munroe Avenue)
  • Munroe Avenue (Henderson Highway to Raleigh Street)
  • Johnson Avenue West (Henderson Highway to Levis Street)
What type of work will be happening on these streets?

The roadways will be completely reconstructed with new concrete pavement, curbs, and sidewalks. Watt Street will include water main renewal work to upgrade aging water mains prior to completing the road reconstruction.

When will construction begin?

Construction is scheduled to begin on Watt Street in May 2020.

Can I provide feedback on what I want to see happen on these streets?

We will not be doing any formal public engagement on this project as it does not have significant permanent implications on parking, loading, intersection geometries, or routing. We encourage those who feel they may be affected by the acute construction phase (but have not yet heard from us) to reach out directly via 311, who will route your concern to the project manager.

I live, run a business, or own a business on one of the streets on the list. How will this impact me?

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

  • Parking removal during construction
  • Reduced access from intersecting local streets and alleys
  • Bus stop relocations or temporary stop cancellations, bus route detours
  • Sidewalk reconstruction may restrict access from Watt Street

If you feel you may be affected by the acute construction phase (but have not yet heard from us), please reach out directly via 311.

How will this impact 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 via 311.

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 timeleines 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.

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Last update: May 26, 2022

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