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City Opens Transcona Boulevard to Traffic

December 22, 2014 7:59 AM | News

By David Klassen

Transcona Boulevard

Dignitaries cut the ribbon to officially open Transcona Boulevard on Monday, December 22, 2014. (BERNICE PONTANILLA / METRO WINNIPEG)

City of WinnipegA new street to improve east-west travel in the Transcona area is finally open to traffic.

Transcona Boulevard extends from Kildare Avenue (at Plessis Road) through the old City of Winnipeg Public Works yard and connects with Ravelston Avenue West.

The city fully funded construction of the new street and officially opened it during a ribbon-cutting ceremony by Mayor Brian Bowman and Transcona Councillor Russ Wyatt.

“This type of infrastructure improvement is critical as we continue to build a modern, thriving city,” Bowman said in a statement.

Along with Transcona Boulevard and Peguis Street — to be fully paved by this summer — it will have one of the longest LED overhead street light systems in the city.

The construction of Transcona Boulevard is part of the Transcona West Road Enhancement Project.