Big news for the "freeway enthusiasts".
P.S. these roads ARE NOT FREEWAYS.
Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION
Amid hubbub, $300 million in freeways approved
Expansions of Peguis, Clement green-lighted
A downtown water park went down the drain at city council Wednesday, but $300 million of new freeways got the green light.
City council voted to extend the Chief Peguis Trail all the way to Route 90 and the William Clement Parkway to Wilkes Avenue, both by 2016.
The city's transportation master plan says Winnipeg should extend Chief Peguis Trail to McPhillips Street by 2021 at a cost of $110 million and connect it to Route 90 by 2031 for an estimated $130 million.
Couns. Devi Sharma (Old Kildonan) and Paula Havixbeck (Charleswood-Tuxedo) called for the roadwork to be completed earlier to improve traffic flow to and from the CentrePort transportation hub. Sharma said the Chief Peguis Trail extension is one of the main transportation routes for CentrePort and will help expand the city's trade profile and reduce truck traffic on other regional streets.
The William Clement Parkway extension is expected to help facilitate the future Ridgewood South development in Charleswood and reduce existing traffic issues.