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City to Begin Water Main, Pavement Construction

June 25, 2012 7:15 AM | News

A summer in Winnipeg without construction just wouldn’t be right, so the city will begin a five-month project today to replace aging water main and pavement downtown.

Crews will be working along Fort Street between Graham Avenue and Portage Avenue to replace the aging pipe, renew sidewalks, perform streetscape enhancements and improve lighting in the area.

Two northbound lanes will be open to traffic during the water main replacement. Two northbound lanes will remain open to traffic Monday to Friday 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the pavement reconstruction and one northbound lane open to traffic at all other times.

Sidewalk use in the area will be limited, and street parking and loading zones will not be permitted.

Winnipeg Transit routes will continue to operate on Fort Street throughout construction.

Water main repairs will cost about $335,000 and be completed by the end of July, while pavement reconstruction will begin in early August at a cost of $2.1 million.