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2004 News Releases

Preliminary stages of Main Street reconstruction begin

WINNIPEG - April 22, 2004 - Reconstruction of the west side of Main Street from Lombard Avenue to Alexander Avenue is scheduled for the spring / summer construction season.

Advance work on water main renewal and storm sewer upgrades associated with the project will begin Friday evening, April 23 and continue until May 16.

Work to connect east side Main Street catch basins to new storm sewers, being installed as part of the west side reconstruction, will require short-term closures of sections of one or two lanes at various locations on the east and west side of Main Street. Work will begin at the Main / Lombard intersection, and a short section of Lombard east of Main will be closed from 6 pm, April 23 until 7 am, April 29.

During the Lombard closure motorists can use McDermot Avenue and Rorie Street to access Lombard businesses and parkades.

An additional six storm sewer connections are being installed at sites along the projectís length with completion scheduled for May 16.

Beginning May 2 until May 16 concurrent work on water main renewals will require closures of stretches of the curb lane and the adjacent lane on the west side of Main Street.

The first phase of the road reconstruction from William to Lombard will begin May 17. Full details on traffic reconfigurations will be provided prior to the start of road reconstruction.

Last update: 22.04.2004

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