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Funcitional Design of the Braecrest Drive Corridor

Purpose of the Study

The City of Brandon is working with WSP Canada Group Limited (WSP), a planning and engineering consulting firm, to develop a recommended design for the Braecrest Drive Corridor.

Braecrest Drive is an east-west roadway that services the North Hill neighbourhood, which is comprised of a mix of residential, commercial, and recreational uses. Braecrest Drive provides an important connection between 18th Street North and 1st Street North and carries vehicle traffic, public transit, and active transportation users to community destinations within the North Hill neighbourhood and to adjacent neighborhoods.

There are existing concerns regarding traffic, safety for vehicles and pedestrians, and travel speed along Braecrest Drive. There are also concerns regarding the unsignalized connections at 1st Street North and 18th Street North.

The study will provide recommendations to address existing challenges in the study. This may include:

  • Options to improve the operations of the 18th Street North and Braecrest Drive intersection;
  • Options to improve the operations of the 1st Street North and Braecrest Drive intersection;
  • Options to improve access into Assiniboine Community College;
  • Options to improve active transportation facilities in the study area;
  • Options to improve transit facilities in the study area; and
  • Other options as identified throughout the study.

 

Study Area

18M 01581 00 Braecrest Map Simple REDUCED 181029

pdf Braecrest Map (6.34 MB)

 

Study Timeline

18M 01581 00 Braecrest Timeline 181026

pdf Braecrest Timeline (116 KB)

 

Public Engagement

We want to hear from you!

We want to hear your feedback about existing transportation issues within the Braecrest Drive Corridor study area. Your feedback will be used to help develop conceptual design alternatives for the Braecrest Drive Corridor to improve operations.

Click here to share your input and suggestions for the Braecrest Drive Corridor through our online survey. To view and comment on the Braecrest Drive Corridor study area map, click here . On the map, you can also see what other people have shared about the Braecrest Drive Corridor.

The survey and mapping tool will close on December 6, 2018.

Engaging the public is an important component of the Braecrest Drive Corridor Study and numerous opportunities for the public to share their input on the study will be provided. The public engagement process for the Braecrest Drive Corridor Study will:

  • Communicate information about the project;
  • Ask the public to help identify existing transportation and active transportation related issues and opportunities as they exist in the study area; and
  • Share and seek public input on conceptual design alternatives and the preferred design for the Braecrest Drive Corridor.

 

Pubic engagement events will be advertised here on the project website.

If you would like to receive email notices about upcoming public engagement events please contact Erika Blackie at Erika.Blackie@wsp.com.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the purpose of this project?

The purpose of this project is to identify a preferred design to improve traffic operations, access, transit service, and pedestrian and cyclist operations for the Braecrest Drive Corridor study area.

 

When will the preferred design be constructed?

There is no anticipated construction date at this time. 

 

Will pedestrian and cycling infrastructure be included in the plan?

Yes, opportunities for pedestrian and cycling improvements will be identified. This may include wider sidewalks, lighting, accessibility upgrades, new crossings and amenities. 

 

How can I stay involved in the project?

Watch this page for updates on how to get involved in the public engagement process. If you would like to receive email notices about upcoming public engagement events please contact Erika Blackie at Erika.Blackie@wsp.com.

 

Project Contact

Study Consultant: David Jopling, WSP, Public and Stakeholder Consultation Lead,
David.Jopling@wsp.com 204-943-3178

City of Brandon: Sam van Huizen, Traffic & Transportation Planner, City of Brandon,
s.vanhuizen@brandon.ca 204-729-2105

 

 

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