South Perimeter bridge construction completed

South Perimeter bridge construction completed, Vladimir Volenyuk

In January this year by the city`s authorities was announce a big number of road construction projects in Winnipeg. Most of such works were already finished, but still, there is a big number of the projects are still in progress or coming in different areas of the city.

Manager of engineering at the Public Works Department Brad Neirinck noted that the timing of the projects depends on many factors like weather conditions and big events in the city, which involve some roads blocking form traffic and only pedestrians allowed on a temporary basis. For a complete list of projects roads involved in reconstruction, please visit the link: https://winnipeg.ca/publicworks/construction/roadway/map.asp

The repairs on the Red River Bridge on the South Perimeter Highway have been completed a week early. A westbound lane on the bridge was closed in November after cracks were found in the deck concrete.

The entire side of the bridge was shut down for repairs on December 16, and construction was expected to take three weeks.

But the province says favorable weather conditions allowed the contractor to finish early. All lanes of the bridge have now been re-opened to traffic.

Most of the projects are being finished on time, as it was planned at the beginning of the year. A large group of a male workforce engaged in Winnipeg road construction is Ukrainian emigrants, who came to Canada with provincial immigration programs. It is great pleasure to see the diversity and combination of multination skilled workers to help reconstruct the city and finish very important road construction projects.

Let’s be patient and hope road construction workers will finish all the projects soon and that will make our city a better place to drive and live in!

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