Construction Set to Begin on U of W’s Green Corridor

By David Klassen

An artist's rendering shows the future Green Corridor at the University of Winnipeg. (HANDOUT)

Visitors to the University of Winnipeg will begin noticing a transformation on campus over the next 10 weeks.

Construction will begin on the Green Corridor, just as the Richardson College for the Environment and Science Complex opens on June 27.

The corridor will link the main campus to the newer Furby-Langside campus.

The first phase of the project will begin on June 13 and last about five to eight days. Major excavation will take place on Young Street, and people are asked to avoid the area during this time. Underground cisterns from Young to Langside will be installed to ease the strain on the aged sewer system in the community.

Phase two will start on June 20 and last for about 10 weeks, where the Young Street parking lot will disappear. A temporary walkway to link the main campus to the Furby-Langside campus will be in place.

Construction will come to an end in the fall. On September 5, a new “yellow brick road” will link the main campus to Furby-Langside, and the Young Street parking lot will be re-sodded. Additional security cameras and lighting will also be installed.