Headingley Transportation Study
Council is pleased to announce that the Transportation Study has now been received. Due to the size of the study, only excerpts are posted below. The full study can be viewed at the RM Office or at the Headingley Library.
The Study examined the area bounded by the Assiniboine River and Wilkes Ave., and Wescana St. and the Perimeter Highway.
The enhancements suggested in the study are recommendations only. They are intended to identify possible long-term improvements and do not take into consideration the costs or any specific time-frames for implementation.
The study recommends a number of short-term, medium-term, and long-term enhancements to the transportation system. The majority of the enhancements are to the Provincial Roadway system including Roblin Blvd which is not controlled by the RM. Roblin Blvd was a main focus of the study. It is interesting to note that there are 115 access points onto Roblin Blvd yet there were only 25 collisions during the period from 2005 to 2015. Of the 25, 16 were collisions with animals, 5 were collisions with other vehicles and the rest were miscellaneous. The recommendations include the addition of turning lanes and roundabouts along Roblin Blvd as well as a reduction in the speed limit on Roblin Blvd from 80 km/h to 70 km/h.
The RM is reviewing and assessing the merits of each recommendation but is not bound by any of them. Council agrees with the recommendation for a speed reduction on Roblin Blvd and will be requesting the Province to implement the reduction. Any future decisions will not be made in isolation and will be considered in concert with the Province on any other priorities to the roadway systems in and around Headingley.
Please take a moment and look at the excerpts posted below. If you wish to dig deeper into the report copies are available for viewing at the RM office and the Headingley Library. Your comments are welcome.