The Province is one step closer to shovel hitting dirt on a re-do of Brandon’s half-century-old Daly Overpass after a public open house held Monday evening shared details on the preferred design for the eventual project.
That design includes a pair of curved two-lane bridge structures built to the East of the current overpass, which when complete would bring motorists one major step closer to the dream of two lanes in each direction all the way from the South end of 18th street to the Trans Canada Highway.
Slide showing the proposed plan (Click here for full document)
Following next steps that would include property purchases, a detailed design and obtaining the necessary environmental approvals work is scheduled to begin in the Spring of 2021. During construction the current overpass would remain in place for traffic before eventually being demolished when the shiny new structures are in operation.
The total $60-65 million cost is to be shared between the Provincial and Federal governments.
Monday evening's open house at the Victoria Inn
A previous open house had been held nearly two years ago in December of 2017 where preliminary options had been presented.
eBrandon first shared details of the selection of the preferred option in late June as part of a document published online at that time by Landmark Planning and Design. At that time cost had been pegged at $68 million. A value engineering process undergone since that time has reduced cost to the approximately $60-65 million presented today.
If you happen to be reading this before 8pm on Monday evening, tonight’s open house will be taking place until that time at the Victoria Inn. For those unable to see in person, the storyboards this evening have been published online as a download link on the project page at http://landmarkplanning.ca/project/brandon-daly-overpass.php
Update: Oct 29, 12:49pm. Updated to reflect that small sections of 18th would still not have 2 lanes in each direction