From noon tomorrow until 1 a.m. on Thursday, April 12, southbound Donald Street between Portage Avenue and Graham Avenue will be closed.
The Donald Street entrance to the Millennium Library Parkade will not be accessible from 12 p.m. on Wednesday until the street reopens on Thursday. All vehicles will need to enter through the Smith Street entrance. The Donald Street exit will be open.
Winnipeg Transit buses will be rerouted off of Graham Avenue from Carlton Street to Smith Street on Wednesday, April 11 beginning at 6 p.m. and will return to their regular routes at 11 p.m. to accommodate an expected increase in pedestrian traffic.
Bus stops along Graham Avenue eastbound between Hargrave Street and Smith Street will be temporarily relocated to northbound Smith Street at Graham Avenue. Bus stops along westbound Graham Avenue between Smith Street and Edmonton Street will be temporarily relocated to St. Mary Avenue at Hargrave Street and to Edmonton Street at Graham Avenue.
Festivities are free and giant screens will broadcast the game to fans outside Bell MTS Place. Events begin on street level at 4:30 p.m.
Winnipeg police are also bringing in additional officers to ensure safety and expect a larger crowd for Friday’s game than Wednesday night. The Jets face the Minnesota Wild in the first round of the NHL playoffs.