City Plans To Reconstruct 26th Street Between Victoria Avenue and Park Avenue This Summer

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The City of Brandon is embarking on a significant infrastructure project this summer, focusing on the reconstruction of a segment of 26th Street between Victoria Avenue and Park Avenue.

The existing pavement structure on 26th Street has deteriorated, necessitating a comprehensive overhaul. However, this reconstruction also provides an opportunity to reimagine the street, ensuring movement for all modes of transportation, including transit, walking, cycling, and cars.

Aligned with City Council’s strategic direction to improve connectivity in the community, City Administration is actively exploring the integration of missing Active Transportation (AT) links. Our goal is to establish an active transportation corridor along 26th Street, extending from Maryland Avenue to Pacific Avenue. This corridor will feature dedicated bike lanes and multi-use pathways, connecting various parts of the city.

Key Components of the 26th Street Reconstruction Project:

  1. Repair of Underground Utilities: The project includes repairing and replacing wastewater and water mains, and water services.
  2. Pedestrian Crossing Signals: The pedestrian crossing signals at J.R. Reid School will be upgraded to enhance safety for students and pedestrians.
  3. Traffic Signal Replacement: The existing traffic signals at the intersection of 26th Street and Park Avenue will be replaced, improving traffic flow and safety.
  4. Sidewalks and Pavement: The project involves excavation and replacement of sidewalks and the pavement structure.
  5. Proposed Bike Lane: As part of the redesign, a dedicated bike lane is proposed to encourage cycling and promote movement for all.

  Community Engagement – How You Can Participate in the Conversation

Join Us for an Informative Open House: Mark your calendars! On March 20, we invite you to a Come and Go Open House at the Keystone Centre (MNP Hall A) from 4 to 8 p.m. This event provides an excellent opportunity to engage in discussions about the citywide vision for movement. We’ll delve into ongoing initiatives, including the 26th Street reconstruction project. 

Follow-Up Meeting: After reviewing your feedback, we’ll host a follow-up meeting on Thursday, April 4th at Vincent Massey High School from 6 to 8 p.m. During this session, we’ll provide updates on the next steps for the 26th Street project.

If you are unable to attend any of these events, please provide feedback by emailing or calling the numbers provided below. Thank you for being an active participant in our community’s growth and development! 

Who Can I Call With Questions?

For more information contact:

Learn more about the 26th Street Reconstruction Project at brandon.ca/information-happenings/development-services-initiatives/active-projects/reconstruction-of-26th-street-park-victoria-avenue-project.