2019 Capital Budget

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link

When Council approved the City's Operating Budget for 2019 on December 10, nearly $20 million was allocated to fund capital projects.

The City uses this budget to cover smaller, usually one-time, capital investments. These projects can range in size and include everything from bridge repair, fleet acquisition, and annual roads rehabilitation to community grants and repairs to City buildings and playgrounds. This funding pot differs from the City's larger multi-year capital program which is cost shared with the Provincial and Federal governments and used for big projects like community centres, parks and underground infrastructure like water main replacements.

While many projects on this year's list have been identified and prioritized by staff and Council, there is an opportunity to provide feedback on how the City balances its investments here for transportation and pedestrian oriented projects.

Review the materials on this page including the full project list and category breakdown of funding. Then visit the Tabs below and tell us what you think. If you have a question not addressed here, or a comment, please use the Question & Comment tool.

Engagement is open until February 26, 2019, at which point Council will review at Committee of the Whole and then vote on and approve the final list at a regular meeting.

Council approved 2019 Capital Budget on April 1, 2019


When Council approved the City's Operating Budget for 2019 on December 10, nearly $20 million was allocated to fund capital projects.

The City uses this budget to cover smaller, usually one-time, capital investments. These projects can range in size and include everything from bridge repair, fleet acquisition, and annual roads rehabilitation to community grants and repairs to City buildings and playgrounds. This funding pot differs from the City's larger multi-year capital program which is cost shared with the Provincial and Federal governments and used for big projects like community centres, parks and underground infrastructure like water main replacements.

While many projects on this year's list have been identified and prioritized by staff and Council, there is an opportunity to provide feedback on how the City balances its investments here for transportation and pedestrian oriented projects.

Review the materials on this page including the full project list and category breakdown of funding. Then visit the Tabs below and tell us what you think. If you have a question not addressed here, or a comment, please use the Question & Comment tool.

Engagement is open until February 26, 2019, at which point Council will review at Committee of the Whole and then vote on and approve the final list at a regular meeting.

Council approved 2019 Capital Budget on April 1, 2019


Guest Book

Over the past couple of years, the City has focused on traffic pilot projects to assess whether temporary, short-term solutions can improve safety in certain areas. As each project is completed, public feedback and technical data is collected and a recommendation is made to Council. If a project is considered to be a success in the pilot phase, it is then considered as part of the capital budget for permanent installation. What are your thoughts on this approach to transportation improvements? One project - Veteran's Square  - is noted for 2019. In future years, other projects such as Rawlin's Cross and Plymouth Duckworth Street are being considered which could have more significant costs, potentially as much as $1 million each. Are these improvements priorities for you?

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

Rawlin's cross is definitely improving traffic flow, but is pretty terrifying as a pedestrian because drivers careen through the roundabout as if it's Mario Kart, with no regard for foot traffic. Traffic calming measures may be needed.

Brett Favaro over 1 year ago
characters left

Very supportive of pilot project model, and would like to see it expanded even further - there are many locations in which small design changes could make big impacts. The pilots at Veteran's Square and Plymouth/Duckworth both made my day-to-day safer.

JoshSmee over 1 year ago
characters left

I am looking forward to the Veteran's Square project completion. I encourage the city to have additional consultation to publicly review the results gained from the original public consultations of both the Rawlins Cross and Plymouth Duckworth Pilots.

Gary Lane over 1 year ago
characters left

I've lived on Durdle Dr. my entire life I use to enjoy Riding my bike up & down the street in the summer, the generation growing up on our street cannot do that because our street has become a DRAGWAY. It is a 30 km an hour zone which never is enforced.

ahowlett over 1 year ago
characters left

Honestly, the traffic in Southlands is frightening with the introduction of Galway and Costco in the area and speeds are already alarming. I am concerned for my neighbourhood's safety and walkability with no identified work for the area.

jhnewf over 1 year ago
characters left

No, all funding should be diverted to road resurfacing. Duckworth Street is deplorable, and major arteries like Prince Phillip Drive and Kenmount Road are terrible.

Bill Harris over 1 year ago
characters left

Yes I think this approach is cost efficient and provides insight. A single flow of traffic on Veteran's square would allow for more parking space with minimal disruption to the flow of traffic in that area. Traffic safety initiatives I feel are priority.

annetteg55 over 1 year ago
characters left

no

Anna Myers over 1 year ago
characters left

l use the new roundabout daily and want it to stay. I have concerns about the crosswalk from the empty block to the Hungry Heart restaurant, and from Moo-Moo's parking lot to the apartment block. High-frequency pedestrian lights are needed for safety.

Debbie M over 1 year ago
characters left

Yes but I think we should aim to maximize the impact of these projects with marginal complimentary investments, once they shift from pilot to permanent. By this I mean, creating small park spaces, art installations, planting trees, etc.

ashahed over 1 year ago
characters left

More consideration should be given to provide better universal access in these areas.

CMartin over 1 year ago
characters left

Rawlin's Cross is generally working well. However, greater consideration must be given to pedestrian access and safety. I would like to see the high frequency pedestrian lights used in some other parts of the city.

keirmc over 1 year ago
characters left

I don't think there's any need for setting aside *more* room for cars to park on Veteran's Square. If anything that road could be closed entirely to cars.

lukequinton over 1 year ago
characters left

I'm disappointed that the Plymouth Duckworth Street project is not on for 2019. The danger and confusion at the 3 intersections worsens each year as more people visit our city. It’s a matter of time before someone is hurt or worse.

RSalsman over 1 year ago
characters left

Traffic enforcement is key, both pedestrians and drivers need reminding of the rules of the road. The simple roundabout can assist in keeping the vehicle traffic moving, at a slower speed making the roads safer for everyone.

wmd over 1 year ago
characters left

Future pilots should better incorporate active transportation. You should also be mindful of bias in feedback. Many who use Rawlin's Cross as pedestrians for e.g. are not demographics likely to visit this website. Other tools must be used.

mjphilpott over 1 year ago
characters left

I like the clear way proposed changes are communicated, and the opportunity to provide feedback. I'm very glad to hear that Veteran's Square improvements are on the way, as the pilot was very effective in my opinion.

rgreene over 1 year ago
characters left

Not a priority for me, but I really like that the pilot projects happen and change is considered. Active transportation has not figured enough into the pilot projects however. These changes need to be for everyone, not just about improving traffic flow.

adraskoy over 1 year ago
characters left

Roll back changes to Rawlins Cross - it is a nightmare for pedestrians. At $1M the Plymouth Duckworth changes are not worth it, although useful. Invest that money in simple round-abouts instead of installing signalized intersections, or to replace signals

sdelaney over 1 year ago
characters left

This process is good. It allows for a transition to determine if there are issues. However, the price tag of these particular projects may not be justifiable unless they can be shown to have made definite improvements to safety

NickWhite over 1 year ago
characters left