Manitoba Hydro will be busy over the next eight months rebuilding manholes throughout the province.
Some of the manholes, particularly in Winnipeg, date back to the early 1900s. The enclosures are typically two metres deep and three metres long by two metres wide.
Hydro says approximately 350 manholes need to be either replaced or rehabilitated in the next 20 years. Depending on the extent of the repairs, it’s estimated to cost up to $52 million.
Hydro is currently making repairs underground at the intersection of Portage Avenue and Kennedy Street.
Six more locations are on the list:
- Portage Avenue East at Westbrook Street (June)
- Portage Avenue at Smith Street (June –September)
- St. Mary Avenue at Colony Street (September — October)
- Portage Avenue at Sherbrook Street (October — November)
- Portage Avenue at Raglan Road (November — December)
- Portage Avenue at Richmond Street (December)
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