Public invited to open house for the Empress Street and Overpass Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Project

September 26, 2018


City asks residents for assistance in locating suitable Christmas tree for City Hall

Released: 9:55 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB – The City is searching for a large spruce tree for this year’s City Hall Christmas tree display and is asking Winnipeg homeowners to contact us if they are interested in donating their tree.

To be considered for the City Hall Christmas tree, the spruce tree must be:

  • Located in the front yard of a property with direct access to the tree and not adjacent to overhead utilities
  • Twelve to 15 metres tall (approximately 40 to 50 feet)
  • Fully symmetrical with a single trunk and no brown needles

The City’s Urban Forestry Branch staff will select the tree that best meets the identified criteria.

The donor of the selected tree does not receive compensation; however, crews remove the tree at no cost to the homeowner as well as clean up debris and remove the stump to approximately two inches below ground level.

Homeowners who would like to submit their tree for consideration are asked to contact 311.

For more information on the City’s annual Christmas tree, visit City of Winnipeg – City Hall Christmas Tree Donation

Public invited to open house for the Empress Street and Overpass Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Project

Released: 10:15 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB – Winnipeggers are invited to attend a public open house on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 on the Empress Street and Overpass Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Project. Members of the public will have the opportunity to view the final design for road, infrastructure, and active transportation improvements, and learn more about the construction timeline.

Event details
Date: Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Time: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Location: CF Polo Park – Centre Court, 1485 Portage Ave.
Format: Come and go

The City previously conducted a study to plan for complete roadway and overpass improvements on Empress Street, while taking an opportunity to create new, and also improve existing, cycling and pedestrian infrastructure in the study area. The preliminary design for the project and a report was finalized in November 2017.

Detailed design of the project has now been completed with the first phase of construction now underway, with completion of the overall project anticipated by summer 2020 with a budget of approximately $22.8 million.

More information
For more information and to view the open house presentation boards online, please visit winnipeg.ca/empress.

Northbound and southbound Ferry Road between Portage Avenue and Ness Avenue closed for manhole repair

Released: 1:02 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB – Northbound and southbound Ferry Road between Portage Avenue and Ness Avenue is closed to traffic for a manhole repair. This section of Ferry Road will be reopened when the repair has been completed.

Pedestrian access will be maintained.

Motorists should allow for additional travel time, and use alternate routes in this area to reach their destinations.

For regular updates on City of Winnipeg lane closures and to view lane closures on an interactive map, please visit City of Winnipeg – Regional Lane Closures.

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