Southwest Rapid Transit Busway (Stage 2) and Pembina Highway Underpass Reconstruction

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Southwest Rapid Transit Busway (Stage 2) and Pembina Highway Underpass Reconstruction

This case study discusses the geometric design that was developed to address site constraints and roadside safety issues in Phase 2 of the Winnipeg BRT reconstruction project.

Southwest Rapid Transit Busway (Stage 2) and Pembina Highway Underpass Reconstruction

The Southwest Rapid Transit Busway is a 2-lane dedicated busway with both urban and rural cross sections connecting the Stage 1 Busway to the University of Manitoba and reconstruction and widening of a major six-lane divided arterial urban roadway through a heavily travelled underpass. This case study discusses the geometric design that was developed to address site constraints and roadside safety issues to provide a comfortable and safe facility for Winnipeg Transit and the ridership to use for years to come.

This session was initially presented at the 2020 TAC Conference.

Presenter:

Gwen Coolidge, Transportation Engineer

Gwen Coolidge is a Transportation Design Engineer with over 10 years of experience in Transportation Engineering working on many multi-disciplinary projects.  Her experience includes functional, preliminary and detailed design of major arterial and regional roadway projects for the City of Winnipeg.  She has an interest in context sensitive design to incorporate all modes into designs including active transportation.

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