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City holds open house for Waverley Underpass project

WINNIPEG — If you want to share your thoughts and opinions on the Waverley Underpass, there’s an open house invitation Thursday.

The city is holding it to update drivers and business owners about the $155-million project.

Project manager Cam Ward said construction could start as early as January. The plan is to build an underpass beneath the train tracks on Waverley Street and Taylor Avenue.

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There will also be construction of a four lane detour so traffic can keep moving through Waverley Street and Taylor Avenue during the two years of construction.

“Before we even start the underpass, the first thing we’re going to do is build a four lane detour. Two lanes northbound, two lanes southbound,” Ward said.

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The underpass will feature two lanes in each direction when it’s finished, with left and right turn lanes on the northbound side, he said. There will also be space for those walking and biking.

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The open house is an opportunity for residents and drivers to view that detailed design and lean about pedestrian and cycling infrastructure, as well as construction timelines.

The open house is held at 1055 Wilkes Avenue. One session begins at 3:30 p.m. and the other at 7 p.m.

With files from 680 CJOB

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