May 10, 2012 update:
Chancellor Matheson westbound will be closed and eastbound lane converted to two way as of 10:00pm, May 10, 2012.
This will be between University Crescent and RH Way for the duration of the summer.
2011 ROAD CLOSURES
September 15, 2011 update:
Beginning September 16, 2011, the southbound turning signal from Pembina Highway to Chancellor Matheson will be extended, from five seconds to 14 seconds, during peak morning hours.
September 1, 2011 update:
The influx of students, faculty and staff for the new fall term, combined with continued roadwork at Chancellor Matheson and Pembina Highway, can be expected to congest traffic flow to and from the university.
The good news is that this roadwork will ultimately improve access to the Fort Garry campus; the bad news is that you should expect some delays in getting onto campus and leaving during peak hours while construction is underway.
Chancellor Matheson/Pembina Highway Intersection
This roadway project is expected to last until early November and involves the creation of additional turning lanes, new bus stops, sidewalks and multi-use pathways, and the installation of new traffic signals.
The City of Winnipeg advises that when work is not occurring, and provided it is safe to do so, barricades will be removed to allow traffic to use the closed westbound lanes.
Northbound, eastbound and westbound cutoffs are expected to reopen before the long weekend, weather permitting. Opening the cutoffs will permit larger vehicles to make right turns onto and off of Chancellor Matheson. It will also reduce congestion on westbound Chancellor Matheson, as right-turning traffic currently shares the through-lane at the signal.
Lane closures at the east end of Chancellor Matheson and southbound University Crescent (alongside the new stadium), which have been in effect to accommodate construction of the new stadium, will be reopened by the September long weekend.
Change to transit service on Maclean Crescent
As of September 3 there will no longer be bus service on Maclean Crescent. All Maclean Crescent bus stops will be relocated to Dafoe Road, north of Taché Hall.
Also please note that Maclean Crescent will become a two-way street.
If you have any questions please email Tannis Campbell at email@example.com.
The City of Winnipeg will begin a major median construction and lane expansion project at the intersection of Chancellor Matheson and Pembina Highway starting Tuesday, August 2nd. There will be construction at all four corners of the intersection which will affect vehicle and pedestrian traffic in that area. This construction project is expected to last until early November.
The work will include the construction of double left turn lanes by widening both Pembina Highway and Chancellor Matheson Road. It will involve the construction of new driving lanes, asphalt replacement and new bus stops, sidewalks and multi-use pathways.
Since a number of lanes will be reduced, delays can be expected. However, accommodations will be made at high traffic periods (for example, early morning and late afternoon) to minimize delays as much as possible.
The new lane and median development will have long term benefits to the University. These benefits include:
• The creation of two multi-use pathways (shared pedestrian and cycling) connecting to the existing south side of the Chancellor Matheson Road pathway;
• The addition of a second left turn lane in the northbound, westbound and southbound directions that will reduce delays;
• New traffic signals and timing offering improved traffic flow;
• New overhead signs to improve wayfinding into the University.
There will also be increased safety features for pedestrians and cyclists with new sidewalks, detectable warning surfaces for visually impaired users, upgraded rail crossing equipment, safer island locations, and new bus stops, sidewalks and shelters.
Delays and traffic congestion in the area will be dramatically reduced. Wait times at lights will shorten. The development will also offset the anticipated increase in traffic congestion when the new stadium opens. By increasing road capacity at this main entranceway to the University traffic congestion overall will be minimized.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Michelle Richard, Director of the Campus Planning Office at 474-8477 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 17, 2011:
Please be advised of recent road closures on the Fort Garry campus.
The stadium project has closed down the west bound lane of Chancellor Matheson from University Crescent to the west limit of “U” lot or RH Way. The east bound lane currently has 2-way traffic for this portion of Chancellor Matheson only.
For pedestrian traffic crossing University Crescent at the stadium side, there is an accessible sidewalk to the median where a 5 foot pedestrian allowance parallel to the median (on the closed road) and down Chancellor Matheson to the west limit of the street closure. At that point there is also a flag person directing truck traffic into the construction site and pedestrians back to the existing sidewalk to the old stadium.