This project will upgrade infrastructure to support new residential, commercial and industrial developments in the area. A new overpass will be built directly to the west of the existing overpass and extensive modifications will be made to the existing interchange to improve the transportation network.
Modifications to the interchange will include all on/off ramps and adding an exit loop in the southeast corner from eastbound Ring Road to northbound Winnipeg Street. The intersection of Winnipeg St and 9th Ave N will be relocated to the west, and portions of both streets will be widened and equipped with additional turning lanes to improve traffic flow. Other enhancements include the installation of traffic signals, street lighting, and improved drainage with the inclusion of three storm ponds. In addition, a multi-use pathway will be installed between 7th Avenue and Mount Pleasant.
- A new overpass with a wide sidewalk and a 75-year service life
- New intersection of 9th Ave N and Winnipeg Street to eliminate the “jog” in Winnipeg St caused by the current two 90-degree turns
- Modifying the interchange, including a new southeast exit loop ramp
- Portions of Winnipeg St and 9th Ave N will be widened with additional turning lanes
- Building three new signalized intersections to improve traffic flow
- Building a 3m wide multi-use pathway linking 7th Ave to Mount Pleasant Park
- Overall, upgraded infrastructure that will improve drainage, traffic flow, lighting, pedestrian connectivity and safety:
- Vastly improved drainage around the interchange with inclusion of three storm ponds
- Improved signage, street lighting, new expressway lighting, and extensive modifications to utilities in the area including removal of overhead lines
- Modifications and improvements to access Mount Pleasant Park
- Modifications and improvements to the Bulk Water Station
- Extensive landscaping with planting of more than 300 new trees
Winnipeg Street sees about 15,000-18,000 vehicles a day, and on the Ring Road there are 50,000 vehicles a day.
- Starting Monday, May 31 - The speed on Ring Road will be reduced to 60 km per hour in both directions between McDonald Street and Broad Street to ensure the safety of motorists and workers in the construction zone.
- This speed reduction and lane restriction will be in place until further notice.
- Work will begin to widen the Winnipeg Street and 9th Avenue North corner. Both directions of traffic on Winnipeg Street will share one driving lane for a short section of roadway. To help facilitate this change, temporary traffic signals will be in place on either side of the shared section to inform drivers when it is safe to proceed through the shared lane. This workwill continue until further notice.
At times, portions of the work will require short-duration closures, typically planned at night or over the weekend. The City will advise residents of any traffic restrictions or closures as the work progresses.
- 2021: Utility relocations, widening Winnipeg Street and 9th Avenue North on the north side, roadwork outside existing roadways
- 2022: Overpass construction, demolition of existing overpass, construction of remaining roadworks and loop ramp
- $28.8 million
This project was funded in part by the Government of Canada; for more information on federal infrastructure funding, visit infrastructure.gc.ca.
Winnipeg Street Overpass
The Winnipeg Street Overpass Project is a two-year project to replace the Winnipeg Street overpass. The interchange will be modified to improve traffic flow, pedestrian connectivity and safety.
This project has a total investment of $28.8 million and is funded in part by the Government of Canada.
A new overpass will be built directly to the west of the existing overpass and extensive modifications will be made to the existing interchange to improve the transportation network.
The project will modify the interchange, including a new southeast exit loop ramp.
The new overpass will have a wide sidewalk and a 75-year service life.
Portions of Winnipeg St and 9th Ave N will be widened with additional turning lanes. A new intersection of 9th Ave N and Winnipeg Street will eliminate the “jog” in Winnipeg St caused by the current two 90-degree turns.