Saskatchewan Avenue over Omand's Creek bridge replacement begins January 4
Released: 9:32 a.m.
Winnipeg, MB – Construction of the Saskatchewan Avenue over Omand’s Creek bridge replacement will begin on January 4, 2016 and is expected to be complete by the end of June 2016.
The purpose of this $3 million project is to replace the bridge to improve its strength, safety and functionality. The deteriorated, load-restricted timber bridge will be replaced with a modern, concrete bridge and a right turn lane from Empress Street to eastbound Saskatchewan Avenue will also be added.
The new structure is expected to last at least 75 years.
Saskatchewan Avenue will be closed to traffic at Omand’s Creek for the duration of the project. Empress Street and its westbound connection to Saskatchewan Avenue will remain open during construction. Midland Street and Saskatchewan Avenue east of Omand’s Creek will be local access only from Notre Dame. Transit routes will not be affected.
Snowshoe Sundays this winter at Living Prairie Museum
Released: 11:31 a.m.
Winnipeg, MB – The Living Prairie Museum will be opening its doors on the first and last Sunday of each month through January, February, and March for Snowshoe Sundays. These activity days will be fun for the whole family with free snowshoe rentals and instruction. This is a great opportunity for the public to explore the prairie preserve in winter. Participants can visit the interpretive centre to learn all about the animals that call the prairie home, and warm up by the fire.
Admission is by donation.
Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
For more information, please call: (204) 832-0167
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