Louise Bridge will close for repairs this weekend

Louise Bridge will close for repairs this weekend

The City of Winnipeg tabled its budget for 2019, some of the highlights include a regular tax rise, but a decrease in roads spending by $29.6 million to $86.4 millions.

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.

The City of Winnipeg asks motorists to reroute their trips this weekend if they're trying to cross Louise Bridge.

In a release, the City says, "The northbound and southbound directions of travel on the Louise Bridge between Sutherland Avenue and Nairn Avenue will be temporarily closed from 6 a.m. this Saturday, July 6 until 6 a.m. on Monday, July 8, for bridge bearing maintenance and sidewalk repair."

The bridge will still be accessible to pedestrians as the east sidewalk will remain open.