May 3, 2006
Protective hoarding to be built around Public Safety Building
WINNIPEG - Beginning May 3, construction workers will begin to build protective hoarding or covered walkway around the entire perimeter of the Public Safety Building (PSB) at 151 Princess Street.
Inspections carried out on the condition of the Tyndall stone facing of the building have shown that the stone is in a continuing state of decline and extensive cladding work is required to repair the facility.
The exterior limestone cladding work is not expected to begin until 2008. However a $98,000 contract for the covered walkway has been awarded now to provide a safeguard for the public. The hoarding is expected to remain in place for up to four years or until the cladding work is complete.
Construction is expected to take four to six weeks and during that time there will be no interruption to public access to the PSB. Sidewalks on the west side of King St. and the north side of William Avenue will be periodically closed during construction. As well parking meters along the west side of King St. will be hooded at times while construction takes place. Throughout construction, access will remain open to the Civic Parkade.