Heavy traffic and road closures due to road construction

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.

The City of Winnipeg tabled its budget for 2019 on Friday, March 1st. Some of the highlights include a regular tax rise, but a decrease in roads spending by $29.6 million to $86.4 million.

The City of Winnipeg says that "urgent road work" is being carried out on Century St.

The City's Traffic Management Centre says that the northbound west side curb lane is closed at Ellice while crews carry out repairs.

The unexpected construction is causing large delays during the morning rush hour.

The City of Winnipeg has recommended taking an alternate route if able until the work finishes.

Pembina down to 1 lane.

The City says that as work continues on the Pembina Highway underpass at Jubilee intermittent lane closures can be expected until the end of May.

While the City says that two lanes will be maintained in each direction at all times, callers on Tuesday morning said northbound Pembina was down to one lane approaching the underpass.

At least 56 streets and 11 back alleys likely won’t be fixed in Winnipeg this year, thanks to funding spat between the City and the Province.

City of Winnipeg spokesperson Ken Allen said the city’s infrastructure committee will get a full report on what roads are to be fixed this year in the spring.

Fellow Winnipeggers, 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.

Winnipeg works on potholes after the winter
road construction Pembina Highway Ellice avenue
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