The cones on Brandt Street have moved over one lane.  

For the past few weeks, the west lane of southbound Brandt Street has been closed between First Street and Woodhaven Avenue as crews put in a new sidewalk, however, it is now the left lane that is closed.  

Though the sidewalk project may appear to be completed, there is one final step.  

According to Steinbach Engineer Aaron Rach, “the city is retrofitting a tactile warning pad-assisted crossing at Brandt and Ellice. Tactile warning pads are the yellow textured mats you will see at newer sidewalk crossings and are used to assist the visually impaired in navigating across an intersection.” 

Rach says the contractor is installing two new pads in the centre median which requires them to remove the existing sidewalk panels and re-pour with the pads inserted. 

He notes this is fairly minor work so this new lane closure will only be in place for a brief time and Brandt will be fully reopened when it is complete.  

Map shows the layout of the new tactile warning pads.This map shows the layout of the soon-to-be-installed tactile warning pads