Waverley West Arterial Roads Project Completed

Road infrastructure improvements form vital transportation links in southwest Winnipeg

December 12, 2014 – Winnipeg, MB – Transport Canada

Today officials formally opened the Waverley West Arterial Roads Project, a series of road infrastructure improvements that provide vital transportation links in this growing residential area, including the extension of Kenaston Boulevard which is a principal route for people and goods within Winnipeg and Manitoba.

The key components of the Waverley West Arterial Roads Project include:

  1. Reconfiguration of the Kenaston Boulevard and Bishop Grandin Boulevard intersection.
  2. A two lane overpass and ramp lanes that connect southbound Kenaston Boulevard to eastbound Bishop Grandin Boulevard to allow for continuous traffic flow.
  3. A new four lane extension of Kenaston Boulevard, linking the Kenaston Boulevard/Bishop Grandin Boulevard intersection with the south Perimeter.
  4. A new four lane section of roadway that realigns Waverley Street to connect to the new Kenaston Boulevard extension.
  5. The addition of two new lanes and rehabilitation of two existing lanes of Waverley Street from Sandusky Drive to Bison Drive.
  6. A new intersection at the realigned Waverley Street and Kenaston Boulevard.
  7. A new at-grade intersection at Kenaston Boulevard and the south Perimeter.
  8. The closing of north access at the signalized intersection at Waverley Street and the South Perimeter, and related alterations to the south access of Waverley Street.

Pedestrian and active transportation improvements were also made, including connections to the Bishop Grandin Greenway, and new neighbourhoods to the south.

Quick Facts

  • The total cost of the Waverley West Arterial Roads Project was $69.7 million.
  • The Government of Canada is contributing up to $18.233 million from the Major Infrastructure Component of the Building Canada Fund. The Province of Manitoba is providing $15 million and the City of Winnipeg is contributing the remaining $36.5 million.
  • Waverley West is about 2,900 acres of land in southwest Winnipeg where new neighbourhoods are emerging.

Quotes

“By working together with all levels of government we were able to complete this major infrastructure project that will improve traffic flow, and enhance safety for the families living in Winnipeg.”
Kevin Chief
Minister of Jobs and the Economy and Minister responsible for relations with the City of Winnipeg

“Our government is pleased to have invested in this important project that will improve the flow of traffic, decrease commute times, and increase safety for motorists on these heavily used roadways. We continue to work with our partners to improve infrastructure for area residents and promote long-term economic growth in Winnipeg.”
Lawrence Toet
Member of Parliament for Elmwood – Transcona

“Kenaston Boulevard is an essential route, not only for Winnipeggers, but also as a trucking route that has a significant impact on our City’s trade. The improvements made through the Waverley West Arterial Roads Project enhance the flow of this route and make vital connections to emerging residential neighbourhoods. The City of Winnipeg is proud to be taking the lead role in this project through the investment of $36.5 million in these important infrastructure improvements. We are grateful to our partners, the Government of Canada and the Province of Manitoba, for their contributions to this project.”
Brian Bowman
Mayor of the City of Winnipeg

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Contacts

Vincent Rabault
Office of the Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, Ottawa
613-943-1838

Media Relations
Transport Canada, Ottawa
613-993-0055