Waverley Underpass project

Waverley Underpass project, Vladimir Volenyuk

Last year by the city`s authorities was announced a big number of road construction projects in Winnipeg. Most of such works were already finished, but some of the projects are still in progress in different areas of the city. New Year, new construction projects! Winnipeg is a great and constantly growing city. Our city authorities recognize a need for constant growth and development as the city`s population grows every year.

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 total cost for the project is now $98 million, down from the original $156 million budget. The project is slated to be completed in 2020.

There are several reasons behind the projected surplus, mostly due to contingency amounts of about $43 million for various risk factors that have not materialized, according to the report. The report also said construction market conditions were in the buyer’s favor when they were tendering contracts, and a design change to eliminate having to move two major electrical distribution lines saved money.

Most of the projects are finished on time, as it was planned at the beginning of 2018. 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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