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Highway 59 Bridge Spanning Floodway Set for Replacement

Highway 59 Bridge Spanning Floodway Set for Replacement

Highway 59 Floodway Bridge
The bridge that crosses the Red River Floodway along Highway 59 is slated for replacement. (GOOGLE STREET VIEW)

The bridge that crosses the Red River Floodway on Highway 59 is receiving a major overhaul.

The Manitoba government says work is already underway to construct a new bridge on the roadway, which leads to Birds Hill Provincial Park, Grand Beach and other destinations north of Winnipeg.

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VIDEO: Red River Floodway Gates Activated

VIDEO: Red River Floodway Gates Activated

Red River Floodway
The viewing looking south from the deck of the Red River Floodway bridge on Sunday, April 14, 2019. (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — The province activated the Red River Floodway gates on Sunday afternoon.

Officials said the measure isn’t expected to raise upstream water levels as it is an initial gate operation. Further movement of the gates will occur at 7 p.m.

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Highway 59 Northbound Lane Closed Over Red River Floodway

Highway 59 Northbound Lane Closed Over Red River Floodway

Highway 59 Dump Truck Crash
A dump truck didn’t have its bucket fully down when it drove under this bridge on Highway 59 near Springfield Road on Thursday, July 12, 2018. (RCMP / TWITTER)

Damage caused by a dump truck on Thursday has resulted in a lane closure over the Red River Floodway along Highway 59.

A single northbound lane remains open, but the province has closed the other lane as a result of the crash on Oasis Road underneath the bridge.

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Manitoba’s Flood Risk Still Low, Floodway Could Begin Operating Next Week

Manitoba’s Flood Risk Still Low, Floodway Could Begin Operating Next Week

Red River Floodway
The Red River Floodway gates south of Winnipeg are expected to be raised by early next week. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

WINNIPEG — Manitoba’s overall flood risk remains low this season, but the province is warning there’s a moderate chance of overland flooding in low-lying areas along the Red and Assiniboine rivers.

In its latest flood update, the Hydrologic Forecast Centre says ice is expected to break up and start moving this week. The province also expects to begin operating the Red River Floodway by early next week.

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