The City of Winnipeg’s Waverley West Arterial Roads Project (WWARP), which comprises over 40 lane-kilometres of high speed roadway, was recognized with a 2015 Award of Excellence by the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies, Manitoba. The project provides a linkage between major industrial/commercial sites and national/international trade routes, access to new residential and commercial zones within the local neighbourhoods, and provides a corridor for inter-neighbourhood travel, commuter active transportation, and transit networks. Dillon was recognized along with their sub-consultant Stantec for the achievements on the project.
Planning for development of the City’s southwest quadrant began in the early 2000s with an anticipated full build-out of over 40,000 residents. The scope of the project included: public consultation and community connection; noise assessment study; traffic operational study; geometric design of roadways and the overpass structure; structural design of the overpass, including innovative use of mechanically stabilized earth walls; pavement design and life cycle cost analysis active transportation facilities; coordination of utility relocations; risk management; value engineering and safety audits. In addition, Dillon provided full construction administration on the project, staging the bulk of the work over two years.
“Dillon is pleased to be recognized for our work with the City of Winnipeg and WWARP III. Not only was the project a technical challenge, but putting all the pieces together in the right order to ensure that it could be opened safely and on time was a major achievement,” said David Wiebe, Dillon Project Coordinator.
In addition to being a major arterial roadway that connects industrial, commercial and residential areas, WWARP III highlights the transportation field’s promotion of sustainable and economic viability through innovative infrastructure design and walkable and multi-use infrastructure. This project provides real world examples of challenges faced when translating standards and guidelines on paper onto pavement in the field. The safety of road users and good geometric design were key to building a facility that protects users, yet at the same time allows for efficient movement.
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