The City of Winnipeg’s annual road construction program is underway with over 200 construction projects planned city-wide. In total, over 200 lane kilometres of infrastructure improvements are scheduled this year.
The road construction budget for 2023 is $159 million, being invested to improve local and regional streets, alleys, and active transportation routes. Nearly all scheduled projects have been tendered to date.
"Investing in key transit infrastructure throughout our cities will create the safest and most efficient travel conditions for Winnipeggers on the road," says the Honourable Dan Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs and Minister responsible for PrairiesCan and CanNor, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities. "As the 2023 construction season begins, the Government of Canada is proud to see shovels in the ground to modernize our roads infrastructure, resulting in less traffic congestion and helping residents get where they need to go."
"Summer is always a busy and productive construction season for the City of Winnipeg. Through a previous federal investment in transit and road rehabilitation, we are creating meaningful change in our communities and facilitating the movement of goods and people," says Terry Duguid, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South. "That’s why we are proud to collaborate with our provincial and municipal partners to improve the quality of life for residents and build stronger, more resilient communities."
The City’s investment in regional and local road renewal this year reflects the full value of the two percent increase in property taxes. It also marks the fifth year of the Accelerated Regional Street Renewal (ARSR) program where the governments of Canada and Manitoba are each contributing up to $100 million toward the ARSR project under the New Building Canada Fund–Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component–National and Regional Projects (PTIC-NRP) program.
"Our government works closely with our partner, the City of Winnipeg and we know how important these construction projects are to our safety and economy," says Manitoba Municipal Relations Minister Andrew Smith. "In March, we provided the City $7.5 million for road and pothole repair, which was in addition to increasing base funding for Winnipeg and all municipalities, that will allow them to invest in projects important to them."
"An impressive number of major road renewal projects are scheduled for this season with over 30 planned on our regional network, including 15 significant active transportation paths to be constructed to better connect our city-wide active transportation network," says City Councillor John Orlikow, River Heights – Fort Garry. "It is only through substantial infrastructure investment like this with our partners from the other levels of government, that a smoother ride can be made possible for all Winnipeggers and visitors to our great city for many years to come."
Work involves rebuilding and rehabilitating 49 segments of roadway across the city that will create jobs, improve road safety and ensure long-term sustainable infrastructure while building strong and well-connected communities across the City of Winnipeg.
For road construction information, including lane closures on major streets and an interactive map of construction projects, see City of Winnipeg – Road Construction.
Major reconstruction and rehabilitation projects
Notable Regional Street Renewal Projects Scheduled in 2023
- Broadway rehabilitation and addition of new trees and soil cells, eastbound from Osborne Street to Main Street (westbound anticipated in 2024) (ARSR)
- Completion of Mountain Avenue, from Arlington Street to McPhillips Street (ARSR)
- Goulet Street, Youville Street to Braemar Avenue – pavement renewal with complete streets treatment, streetscaping, and landscaping
- Des Meurons Street, Goulet Street to Marion Street – pavement renewal with complete streets treatment, streetscaping, and landscaping
- Selkirk Avenue reconstruction, from Main Street to Salter Street
- Dakota Street rehabilitation, from St Mary's Road to Bishop Grandin Boulevard
Notable Active Transportation Projects Scheduled in 2023
- Northeast Pioneers Greenway connection to Archibald Street
- Archibald Street protected bike lane, from Doucet Street to Plinguet Street
- Wellington Avenue multi-use path, from the Winnipeg Richardson International Airport to Berry Street
- Goulet Street protected bike lane, from Youville Street to Traverse Street
- Keewatin Street multi-use path, from Burrows Avenue to Gallagher Avenue
- St Vital Bridge multi-use path connections
- Speers Road multi-use path connection to Fermor Avenue
- Empress Street multi-use path connection to Assiniboine River multi-use path
A full list of road construction projects is outlined in the City’s multi-year Capital Budget.