Motorists began experiencing headaches this week due to the construction of the Assiniboine Bikeway.
Traffic flow on Assiniboine Avenue and Hargrave Street is affected while the City of Winnipeg tweaks the way you travel down some of downtown’s busiest streets.
Once the bikeway project is complete, Assiniboine Avenue from Kennedy Street to Edmonton Street will be one-way eastbound, and Assiniboine from Edmonton to Navy Way will be one-way westbound. Hargrave Street from Hargrave Place to Assiniboine Avenue will be two-way.
During construction, all parking will be temporarily suspended along Assiniboine Avenue. Once construction is complete, on-street parking in the neighbourhood will be relocated as follows:
- Addition of new on-street parking on the east side of Kennedy Street between Broadway and Assiniboine Avenue
- Addition of new on-street parking on the north side of Assiniboine Avenue from Kennedy Street to the Midtown Bridge
- Removal of on-street parking on the south side of Assiniboine Avenue between Kennedy and Garry streets
- Parking on the south side of Assiniboine Avenue between Garry and Main streets remains unchanged
The Assiniboine Bikeway will enhance transportation for cyclists, pedestrians and motorists and provide better connections between the Assiniboine Avenue neighbourhood and areas like Wolseley, Osborne, The Forks and downtown. The Bikeway will feature a 3.0-metre wide cycle track placed on the south side of the Assiniboine Avenue between Kennedy and Garry streets. The track will connect to an off-road bike path between Garry and Main streets alongside Bonnycastle Park.
Construction is expected to take approximately four to six weeks.