New Disraeli Overpass Opening to Northbound Traffic

By David Klassen

Traffic will be free to travel northbound on the new Disraeli Overpass this afternoon.

In what seemed like a never-ending construction project — which came at cost of $195 million — the overpass will take vehicles onto the Disraeli Bridge.

“The Disraeli Bridges project demonstrates the value P3s (public-private partnership) provide for taxpayers,” said Mayor Sam Katz. “Winnipeggers are getting good value for their money and the project is coming in on budget and on time.”

The Gladstone Street turnoff will remain closed. Southbound traffic will continue to use the existing Disraeli Overpass and Bridge.

Construction will continue through the summer and fall with all the lanes of the Disraeli Overpass and Disraeli Bridge slated to open in October 2012.