WINNIPEG — Construction on the new bridge over Omand’s Creek will begin January 4.
The $3 million project is expected to be completed by June 2016 and will replace the bridge to improve its strength, safety and functionality.
Along with the bridge replacement, a right turn lane from Empress Street to eastbound Saskatchewan Avenue will also be added.
Saskatchewan Avenue will be closed to traffic at Omand’s Creek for the duration of the project. Empress Street and its westbound connection to Saskatchewan Avenue will remain open during construction. Midland Street and Saskatchewan Avenue east of Omand’s Creek will be local access only from Notre Dame. Transit routes will not be affected.
The new structure is expected to last at least 75 years.