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St. James to See Improved Basement Flooding Mitigation

August 13, 2013 7:51 AM | News

City of WinnipegThe City of Winnipeg is working to improve flood mitigation in the St. James area.

Construction will begin this week on new land drainage sewers to help protect businesses and homes in the area from basement flooding. The new sewers will also help protect the water quality of our rivers and Lake Winnipeg by reducing the frequency of combined sewer overflows.

This work will take about five to six months and will include installing sewers on Ness Avenue, Madison Street, and Kensington Street.

Parking and traffic restrictions will include reducing westbound traffic on Ness Avenue to two lanes from Madison Avenue to Century Street, one lane (Century Street to Berry Street), turning restrictions on Century Street around Ness, and local access only on Kensington Street and Madison Street.

At least one lane of eastbound and westbound traffic will be maintained at all times.

Further details on the project can be found on Winnipeg.ca.