Leila Avenue set to be rehabilitated, resurfaced


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As city councillor for Old Kildonan, I am committed to keeping residents and businesses informed about issues that matter to the community, and today I am providing an update on the condition of Leila Avenue.

At Ccommittee in early spring 2022, I put forward a motion outlining that the section of Leila Avenue from McPhillips Street to McGregor Street was significant deteriorating because of the particularly difficult winter and spring season. Maintenance crews began repairing potholes in March 2022 using the standard cold mix and in May 2022 they began to provide longer lasting repairs with hot asphalt.

I am happy to report that, as part of the City’s of Winnipeg’s accelerated regional street renewal program, both the eastbound and westbound directions lanes of this section of Leila Avenue will be rehabilitated, with construction scheduled to start in 2024.

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Leila Avenue will be freshly streetscaped in a rehabilitation project scheduled to begin in 2024.

The preliminary design is currently underway and a request for proposals for detailed design work will be issued shortly. The design will include rehabilitation of the street works, traffic management plans, active transportation bike paths, and green infrastructure. The resurfacing should help reduce noise and vibrations produced from vehicles travelling on the roadway.

The water and waste department will also undertake a sewer separation project, which will include the design and construction of a new, large-diameter sewer and green infrastructure along Leila. They will co-ordinate with the public works department so the sewer separation, road rehabilitation, active transportation and green infrastructure designs are developed in co-ordinated fashion.

Leila Avenue’s truck route designation from Main Street to McPhillips Street is being reviewed as part of the goods movement study component of the Transportation Master Plan: 2050. This master plan provides the long-term vision for transportation in Winnipeg, and the methods and means to move our city and people into the future.

I invite you to check out the Transportation Master Plan website at https://engage.winnipeg.ca/transportation-master-plan-2050,where more information on phase 3 of public engagement, scheduled for this year, can be found. Stakeholder and public engagement is critical to understanding and addressing the gaps and challenges with the current truck-route network and helps provide an updated plan that meets the needs of both the community and the private sector.

I hope this information helps address questions on what is being done about Leila Avenue. I will continue to share information on the planned construction work as it becomes available.

Devi Sharma

Devi Sharma
Old Kildonan ward report

Devi Sharma is the city councillor for Old Kildonan.

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