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Eveline Street is one of Selkirk’s most historic streets. At the turn of the century the street was part rail line connecting Selkirk’s wharf and business district with Winnipeg. It was a vibrant street at the heart of our community. This reconstruction project aims to bring back the life to Eveline Street while building for our future.

Reconstruction Project Highlights

The City of Selkirk, using its Capital Asset Management Program, has identified Eveline Street between Eaton Avenue and Queen Avenue as being in poor condition and requiring a full reconstruction. In addition to the condition of the road, the street does not meet modern standards for accessibility, lighting, public safety, and other urban design best practices.
This project will enhance the experience, safety and accessibility of Eveline from the Selkirk Bridge all the way to Selkirk Park. That’s seven city blocks of road and boulevard work and is Selkirk’s largest street reconstruction project in decades. The City has recently completed the public engagement and design process.

Reconstruction of one of Selkirk’s historic roadways will begin this spring when a well-travelled portion of Eveline Street is redone. The work will improve safety for motorists and pedestrians, make the street more accessible and connect it to active transportation pathways and sidewalks that allow for walkers and riders to go from Selkirk Park all the way to Selkirk’s West Manitoba Avenue. The project aligns with Selkirk’s Downtown Renewal Strategy that aims to transform the downtown area into a place where people want to be.

An out-of-town visitor, a young person choosing a place to live, an entrepreneur opening a new business, each one of these people is looking for a place to fall in love with. A redefined Eveline Street can be a beautiful public place that inspires us, connects us, invites us to linger, to shop, to visit, and to live. As a great urban street, it can offer a joyful experience that invites people to fall in love with Selkirk and its historic downtown. Investing in great places for people is an investment in the social, cultural, and economic fabric of the community, and it defines the kind of city that will be passed on to the next generations.

Brent Bellamy, business columnist for the Winnipeg Free Press

Renderings of the Completed Project

photo of a woman walking on a sidewalk and a person biking on an AT pathway
Eveline Street looking North
view os people crossing the street showcasing the newly constructed street
Eveline Street at Eaton looking North

There will be numerous features that will make the street safer for pedestrians, including pedestrian peninsulas at intersections that give motorists a heads up that a crosswalk is ahead and reduces the distance walkers have to travel to get from one side of the street to the other. This is especially beneficial for folks with mobility issues or aides and those pushing strollers or walking with young ones.

people using a marked crosswalk
Eveline at Clandeboye looking South
someone using one of the new benched that will be featured on eveline street
Eveline Street looking South

The city will spend $800,000 out of a Canada/Manitoba Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP) grant for street trees. The street trees planted along Eveline will benefit from innovative soil systems the city is putting in place to facilitate healthy tree growth.

We have been waiting to see changes to Manitoba Avenue East, Eveline and the Waterfront for 25 years and are so glad it’s happening now. The area is perfect for walking and the change is long overdue. This area is meant to be pedestrian friendly and accessible.” - Lorraine Benjamin, long time Eveline Street property owner and resident.

Lorraine Benjamin, long time Eveline Street property owner and resident.

Traffic Circle, for a Safer Intersection

The blue arrows indicate the flow of traffic

By adding a traffic circle at the intersection of Eveline and Queen, it will reduce speeds at the intersection. Traffic delays will be reduced due to an ongoing flow of traffic, and the circle can reduce the number and severity of traffic accidents. 

Pedestrian crossings become safer when only having to check one lane of traffic at a time and having shorter distances to cross. The meridians at the crossings make this possible. 

On top of being safer and keeping traffic flowing the new traffic circle will serve as a feature piece with plants growing in its centre.

Historic Photos of Eveline Street

Eveline Street - Winnipeg to Selkirk Barrowclough 1906
Eveline Street 1910

In the News

Looking for more on historic Eveline? Check out the Selkirk Museum