WINNIPEG — The province is implementing safety improvements on the South Perimeter Highway near Brady Road as the number of accidents in the area continue to be a regular occurrence.
While a permanent service road off Waverley Street to connect the Perimeter to Brady Road is still about a year away, the province is implementing temporary improvements, including reducing the speed from 100 km/h to 80 km/h between Kenaston Boulevard and PR 330 (La Salle turnoff).
“These are significant changes meant to improve safety for drivers who need to access the Brady Road Landfill and those who drive through the area,” said Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler.
Approximately 800 vehicles use the South Perimeter Highway daily to access the City of Winnipeg’s Brady Road Landfill site.
“We understand these changes may be disruptive to some drivers, but we are still seeing too many collisions and near-misses in the area and need to take further steps to make the area safer in the interim while we build toward a long-term solution.”
Aside from the speed reduction, a new deceleration zone on the paved shoulder west of Brady Road is being created. Drivers wanting to turn left off of Brady Road back onto the Perimeter will no longer be able to, and temporary message boards and speed reader boards will be set up near the turnoff.
The Manitoba government is currently undertaking a $19 million South Perimeter Highway Safety Plan over the next three years.
The new service road to handle traffic to the landfill, located adjacent to the Perimeter Highway, should be complete by fall 2020.