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September 8, 2016

Public invited to open houses for the St. Vital Library renovation and new Transcona Library

Released: 11:00 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB - Winnipeggers are invited to attend public open houses and provide their input regarding the St. Vital Library renovation project and the new Transcona Library.

St. Vital Library Renovation Open House
The open house will provide the public with an opportunity to view the revised design plans and talk to the architects and library staff about the St. Vital Library renovation plan.

The library and the architectural team are working with the Heritage Buildings and Resources Committee to ensure that the renovation project respects and preserves the library’s heritage elements.

Date: Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location: St. Vital Library, 6 Fermor Avenue

For more information or to provide your feedback online, visit City of Winnipeg - St. Vital Library Renovation.

New Transcona Library Open House
The open house will provide the public with an opportunity to view the recently revised design plans and talk to the architects and library staff about the new Transcona Library.

A new building for the Transcona Library was identified as a priority in the Library Redevelopment Strategy. The new Library will be approximately 13,500 square feet. Construction is anticipated to begin in the spring of 2017, with an anticipated completion date of spring 2018.

Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Canad Inns, Ambassador Room C, 826 Regent Avenue West

For more information or to provide your feedback online, visit City of Winnipeg - New Transcona Library.

Eastbound Marion Street between Panet Road and Dawson Road to close for sewer repairs

Released: 3:07 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB - Eastbound Marion Street between Panet Road and Dawson Road will be completely closed to traffic from 6:00 p.m. on Friday, September 9 until 7:00 a.m. on Monday, September 12 for sewer repairs. One lane of westbound traffic on Marion Street will be open to vehicles. Pedestrian access will be maintained while construction is underway.

Motorists are advised to allow for additional travel time or to use alternate routes in this area to reach their destinations.

For Transit re-route and schedule information, visit winnipegtransit.com or contact 311, available 24 hours every day by phone at 311 or by email at .

Upcoming temporary road closure for Sherbrook Street Festival between Wolseley Avenue and Westminster Avenue

Saturday, September 10 at 8:00 a.m. until Sunday September 11 at 1:00 a.m.

Released: 3:07 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB - Sherbrook Street from Wolseley Avenue to Westminster Avenue will be closed to all vehicular traffic Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 8:00 a.m. until Sunday, September 11 at 1:00 a.m. for the Sherbrook Street Festival. Pedestrian access on Sherbrook Street will be maintained. Motorists should allow for additional travel time, and use alternate routes in this area to reach their destinations.

For Transit reroute and schedule information, visit winnipegtransit.com or contact 311, available 24 hours every day by phone at 311 or by email at .

Ferry Road completely closed between Silver Avenue and St. Matthews Avenue beginning September 10

Released: 3:07 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB - Ferry Road between Silver Avenue and St. Matthews Avenue will be completely closed to vehicular traffic beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 10 for a water and sewer project. The project is expected to be completed late next week, depending on weather. Pedestrian access will be maintained while construction is underway.

Motorists are advised to allow for additional travel time or to use alternate routes in this area to reach their destinations.

For Transit re-route and schedule information, visit winnipegtransit.com or contact 311, available 24 hours every day by phone at 311 or by email at .

September 8, 2016