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August 24, 2017


St. John’s Library to temporarily close for renovations

Released: 9:10 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB – St. John’s Library, located at 500 Salter Street, will be closed as of Friday, August 25 at 5 p.m. for renovations. Construction is expected to last for approximately one year, with an expected reopening in the fall of 2018.

Built in 1915, St. John’s Library has served the community for over a century. Renovations will ensure the building meets the needs of today’s users and future generations.

Renovation plans include a redesign of adult, children’s and teen areas on the main floor, as well as renovations to the computer area, and study and leisure spaces. A new extension to the south side of the building will include a bright and open reading area and an accessible entrance and washrooms. The lower level will be completely redone with two tutorial rooms, both a small and large programming room, and renovated washrooms. In addition, furnishings will be updated, and general building upgrades will be completed.

During the closure, holds for St. John’s Library customers will be sent to West Kildonan Library, 365 Jefferson Avenue, unless customers have directed their holds to be sent to a different branch.

The St. John’s Library book return will be closed during renovations. Items can be returned to any other Winnipeg Public Library branch.

Winnipeg Public Library’s online services including My Account, downloadable eBooks, eMagazines, and streaming media are available 24/7 at winnipeg.ca/library.

Construction of West Alexander Pedestrian Cycling Corridor begins next week

Starting Monday McDermot Avenue from Arlington Street to Sherbrook Street (by HSC) will be permanently converted to a one-way street for eastbound traffic only

Released: 9:20 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB – Construction of the West Alexander Pedestrian Cycling Corridor on McDermot Avenue from Arlington Street to Furby Street will begin on Monday, August 28.

This $1.3 million project includes the addition of a two-way protected bike lane along McDermot Avenue between Arlington Street and Furby Street, street resurfacing and sidewalk renewal as well as enhanced street crossings for pedestrians at select intersections. As part of the project McDermot Avenue between Arlington Street and Sherbrook Street will be permanently converted to a one-way street for eastbound traffic only.

“This project will accommodate all modes of transportation, improve connectivity between current and future walk bike infrastructure, and enhance safety,” said Stephanie Whitehouse, active transportation coordinator. “The City will work to mitigate construction impacts as much as possible and we appreciate the patience of residents, hospital staff and users while we work to make these improvements.”

In addition to McDermot Avenue becoming a one-way street eastbound between Arlington Street and Sherbrook Street, starting Monday, a number of traffic routing changes will be in place during construction and after construction is complete. Full details as well as routing suggestions for accessing the Health Sciences Centre are available on the project website.

It is anticipated that the project will take approximately two months to complete. In the meantime, motorists can expect traffic delays and are urged to allow additional travel time and to use alternative routes during construction.

For more information about this project, please visit winnipeg.ca/westalexander.

Academy Road between Renfrew Street and Lindsay Street temporarily closed for railway crossing repair

August 25 to 27

Released: 10:00 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB – Academy Road between Renfrew Street and Lindsay Street will be completely closed to eastbound and westbound traffic starting at 6 p.m. on Friday, August 25 until 9 p.m. on Sunday, August 27 for a CP railway crossing repair.

Motorists are encouraged to use alternative routes during this time.

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 .

For regular updates on City of Winnipeg lane closures and to view lane closures on an interactive map, please visit City of Winnipeg - Regional Lane Closures.

Download and use the Waze app for real-time traffic and incident updates.

Regional street closures in place for the annual Manitoba Filipino Street Festival & Manitoba Filipino Street Festival Parade

August 25 to 27

Released: 10:20 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB – The following regional streets will be closed to all vehicular traffic from Friday, August 25 at 5:30 p.m. until Sunday, August 27 at 1 a.m., for the annual Manitoba Filipino Street Festival & Manitoba Filipino Street Festival Parade:

  • The eastbound and westbound lanes on Broadway will be closed between Osborne Street and Kennedy Street.
  • The northbound and southbound lanes on Memorial Boulevard will be closed between Broadway and York Avenue.

Manitoba Filipino Street Festival Parade Route:
The Manitoba Filipino Street Festival Parade starts Saturday, August 26 at 9 a.m. from Memorial Boulevard between Broadway and York Avenue, proceeding north on Memorial Boulevard, then east on York Avenue, south on Donald Street, west on Broadway using only westbound lanes, then ending just west of Kennedy Street within the festival road closure.

Motorists are encouraged to use alternative routes during this time.

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 .

For regular updates on City of Winnipeg lane closures and to view lane closures on an interactive map, please visit City of Winnipeg - Regional Lane Closures.

Download and use the Waze app for real-time traffic and incident updates.

Louise Bridge to be temporarily closed for maintenance

Motorists should use alternate routes such as Provencher Bridge or Disraeli Bridges

Released: 10:24 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB – Starting this morning the northbound and southbound directions of the Louise Bridge from Nairn Avenue to Sutherland Avenue, will be completely closed to traffic for bridge maintenance. It is expected the maintenance activities will take two days to complete at which time the bridge will be reopened to traffic.

Pedestrian access on the east sidewalk will be maintained.

Access to the Buchanan Marine Boat Launch will also be maintained.

Motorists should use alternate routes such as the Provencher Bridge or Disraeli Bridges while maintenance work is underway.

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 .

For regular updates on City of Winnipeg lane closures and to view lane closures on an interactive map, please visit City of Winnipeg - Regional Lane Closures.

Download and use the Waze app for real-time traffic and incident updates.

Reminder: Leisure Guide registration for Fall activities starts August 29 and 30

Released: 11:00 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB – Citizens are reminded that the registration process for Fall 2017 activities will have staggered start dates as follows:

Tuesday, August 29 at 8 a.m. – Registration begins for swimming lessons only.

Wednesday, August 30 at 8 a.m. – Registration for all other activities begins and swimming lesson registration continues.

Tuesday, September 5 at 8 a.m. – Registration begins for all activities for non-residents. For more information, please visit City of Winnipeg - Recreation Registration Non-Resident.

Registration for all activities will be ongoing after these start dates. For your convenience, the City offers a number of ways to register:

leisureonline

Visit winnipeg.ca/leisureonline

If you are planning to register for Fall 2017 Leisure Guide activities using leisureonline, please ensure that you are able to successfully log in to your online account BEFORE registration starts. If you are having difficulty accessing your account, please call 311.

For more information on accessing or creating your account, please visit City of Winnipeg – Registration Tips.

Call 311

24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

In-person registration locations for August 29 and August 30 only

The following Registration Centres will operate on August 29 and August 30 only:

In-person registration on August 29 and August 30 will also be accepted at the following locations (check in-person registration times at the facility of your choice by calling 311 or visiting Winnipeg.ca):

Queue numbers at all in-person registration locations will be handed out starting at 7:00 a.m. on August 29 and August 30.

Please note that on August 29 and August 30 only, in-person registration will not be processed at the following locations:

  • Bonivital Pool
  • Main Floor, 395 Main Street
  • Margaret Grant Pool
  • St. James Civic Centre
  • Kinsmen Sherbrook

Ongoing in-person registrations after August 30

Visit winnipeg.ca or call 311 for in-person registration locations and times.

August 24, 2017