A new enclosed canopy will allow producers and processors to sell their wares year-round to customers. The $550,000 permanent structure accommodates 68 vendors to sell at the market, no matter the weather conditions outside.
WINNIPEG — A new stretch of highway in south Winnipeg will soon bypass St. Norbert and improve traffic flow for motorists along Highway 75.
The province says the six kilometre, four-lane highway will include two cloverleafs and a bridge over the La Salle River to connect Highway 75 with the Perimeter.
“As our economy continues to grow, we will increase our investments in transportation infrastructure to ensure commercial and other traffic flows safely and smoothly through the capital region,” said Infrastructure and Transportation Minster Steve Ashton.
Ashton says the $400 million project is a much larger scale undertaking than the previously announced Headingley bypass.
An interchange will be built at Waverley Street and Kenaston Boulevard to tie in to the bypass, which Ashton said will have speeds of up to 100 km/h. Currently, truckers and other traffic coming into the city off Highway 75 are reduced to 50 km/h while travelling through St. Norbert.
A non-traditional ribbon — or rather toilet paper — cutting officially opens the new washrooms at the St. Norbert Farmers’ Market on Saturday.
A reclaimed shipping container has been transitioned by PSA Studio into functioning washroom facilities, built by Gardon Construction. A second container meant for storage will be delivered in the near future.
Funding for the project came through the Winnipeg Community Infrastructure Program and market itself.