Detour — Regent Avenue West closed for the weekend

A stretch of Regent Avenue will close this weekend. Amber McGuckin/Global News

Getting in and out of Transcona will be a challenge through the weekend.

All lanes on Regent Avenue West between Peguis Street and Starlight Drive will be closed from Friday at 6 p.m. until Sunday at 11 p.m.

The closure is for rail crossing repairs.

The construction has derailed one local store owner’s plans. Bart Golanski was going to open the Divine Vape Shop on Regent Avenue West but with no traffic flowing on the road, he is postponing.

“It’s extremely disappointing. We had our supplies, staff ready to go for Friday for the grand opening and now we’ll be pushing it back to next weekend to bring in the clientele,” he said.

“I couldn’t believe that they’re actually shutting down Regent Avenue, one of the busiest streets in Winnipeg.”

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Golanski said he’s been prepping the store for the grand opening for three to four months but only found out about the construction on Thursday.

“It’s definitely discouraging,” he said. “It’s definitely taking a massive hit to my business.”

The city’s website shows active road closures, including Regent Avenue. public works page

The city says people will still be able to walk in the area but drivers should allow for additional travel time and use alternative routes.

Go to the city website for a full listing of road closures.

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