Drivers hoping to avoid trains at a major railroad crossing in Winnipeg will just have to wait.

A new report said the city can't afford an underpass at Marion and Archibald streets -- a project now pegged at $566 million.

Instead, councillors will be asked to approve $200,000 to study cheaper options that don't include an underpass, overpass or street widening.

The project will still examine a way to connect Marion Street to Dugald Road.

Area councillor Matt Allard lobbied hard for the upgrades, but changed course following public pressure over expropriations and the size and cost of the project.

The city's infrastructure committee will discuss the report next week.