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Public Works

2023 Goulet Street Rehabilitation and Des Meurons Street Reconstruction

The 2023 Goulet Street Rehabilitation and Des Meurons Street Reconstruction is funded as part of the Non-Accelerated Regional Street Renewal project.

Updates

May 2023

Construction on Goulet Street from Traverse Avenue to Youville Street, and Des Meurons Street from Goulet Street to Marion Street is scheduled to begin in May 2023 and be completed in Fall 2023.

Though the project will not significantly change the way vehicles move through the area, traffic will be affected in several ways throughout construction:

  • There will be no on-street parking on Goulet Street from Traverse Avenue to Youville Street and Des Meurons Street from Goulet Street to Marion Street
  • Des Meurons traffic will be restricted to one lane in each direction and Goulet traffic will be restricted to one lane westbound
  • Rolling sidewalk closures will be required throughout the project
  • A sidewalk will be available on one side of each street at all times
  • Pedestrian and vehicle access to properties will be maintained as much as possible with short-term, temporary closures as required
  • Transit service will be maintained throughout construction, although temporary stop relocations or closures may be required.

We are currently reaching out to businesses, residents, and property owners directly affected by construction. If you are a local business, resident, or property owner fronting or directly adjacent to the identified streets and have not heard from us, please contact Michaela Peyson of HTFC Planning & Design by email at mpeyson@htfc.ca or by phone at 204-944-9907.

Please see the construction notice for more information

Background

The 2023 Goulet Street Rehabilitation and Des Meurons Street Reconstruction is funded as part of the Non-Accelerated Regional Street Renewal project.

The following streets are included in the project:

  • Goulet Street (Traverse Avenue to Youville Street)
  • Des Meuron Street (Goulet Street to Marion Street)

We will rehabilitate Goulet Street and reconstruct Des Meurons Street to improve road surface conditions and safety for all users.

  • A rehabilitation includes: concrete repairs to the road and curbs
  • A reconstruction includes: the replacement of the road and curbs

Ahead of the road improvements, water main renewals may begin in May 2023 for Des Meurons Street. This program will replace aging infrastructure along Des Meurons Street that is no longer meeting a satisfactory service level. The project will also provide safe and accessible pedestrian and cycling infrastructure and improve transit access. These two components build on the recommendations of the Moving on Marion Street project.

We based decisions for this project on what we heard through the Moving on Marion Street project. However, we will work with property owners, businesses, and residents who may be directly affected by construction to reduce construction impacts.

Up-to-date information about staging, access, and other construction-related topics will be posted on this website throughout the project. For more information or questions related to the project, please contact 311.  

Project Timeline

Milestone Date
Project launch Fall 2022
Preliminary Design Fall 2022
Individual consultation with key stakeholders on Goulet and Des Meurons Street Winter 2022/Winter 2023
Project website launch Winter 2023
Detailed design and tender preparation Spring 2023
Construction notice to area residents & businesses / project website updates Spring 2023
Construction starts Spring 2023 (May 2023)
Construction ends Fall 2023 (October 2023)

Documents

Document Name Date Type

2023 Goulet Street and Des Meurons Street Construction Notice

2023-05-18 Construction Notice
2023 Goulet Street and Des Meurons Street Construction Limits 2023-05-18 Project Map

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the 2023 Goulet Street Rehabilitation and Des Meurons Street Reconstruction?

The 2023 Goulet Street Rehabilitation and Des Meurons Street Reconstruction is funded as part of the Non-Accelerated Regional Street Renewal project. The work will improve safety, traffic flow, and livability Din the area. We will greatly improve the condition of the road surfaces and sidewalks, and add protected bike lanes to improve the experience for all modes.

When will construction begin?

The water main renewal occurs first for Des Meurons Street and will start in May 2023. This renewal seeks to replace aging water mains to minimize service interruptions and water loss. Road construction for Goulet Street and Des Meurons Street will immediately follow and carry through to fall 2023.

I live, own property or run a business on Goulet Street or Des Meurons Street. How will this impact me?

We are contacting property owners who may be affected by construction. If you’ve not heard from us and feel you may be affected, please contact Michaela Peyson of HTFC Planning & Design by email at mpeyson@htfc.ca or by phone at 204-944-9907.

How will this project improve safety?

Pedestrian infrastructure was designed to the latest accessibility standards. It serves individuals with visual impairments by helping to define the walking path. It also includes include shortened pedestrian crossings and improved sightlines to assist drivers. Additional safety improvements include:

  • A westbound protected bike lane with new signage to improve cycling safety
  • A new pedestrian crosswalk at Enfield Crescent and Goulet Street
  • New bump-outs to improve pedestrian safety
  • Better access to Transit stops
What will the new protected bike lanes look like? Are they taking away a lane of traffic?

Goulet Street currently has two lanes for general traffic and one lane reserved for buses, taxis, and cyclists. The new design maintains two travel lanes and contains parking, a protected bike lane, and sidewalk space to the previously reserved bus lane. The protected bike lanes will look like others in the city. A good example of what the bike lanes and road will look like is Sherbrook Avenue, between Wolseley Avenue and Broadway Street. Another example is in Winnipeg's Exchange District along McDermot Avenue and Bannatyne Avenue.

What is the budget for the project?

The construction budget is $6 million and is currently included in the City’s five-year capital budget forecast.

How will construction impact Transit? What improvements will be made to Transit?

Transit service will be maintained during construction. To ensure this is possible, measures such as relocations, temporary closures, and detours may be used. All disruptions will be posted in advance.

The design relocates some transit stops and adds additional ones to optimize transfer locations. Transit users will also notice larger waiting areas to improve accessibility and sightlines.

Will garbage and recycling collection be affected?

Garbage and recycling collection should continue as usual.

This only adds a westbound bike lane to a portion of Goulet. When will the rest of Goulet be converted? When will an eastbound bike lane on Marion be added?

This portion of Goulet Street and Des Meurons Street are programmed for renewal due to poor road conditions. The City saw an opportunity to not only update the pavement, but to apply the recommended design from the Moving on Marion Street project to this segment. The other portions of Goulet Street and Des Meurons Street are in better condition and currently not planned for renewal. The City will continue to review the road conditions and determine where and when it is best to add new infrastructure.

Maps

Construction limits


Map

Last update: May 17, 2023

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