Osborne Street to close weekends for transit construction

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Part of Osborne Street south will be closed to traffic for the next four weekends to install part of the Southwest Rapid Transit corridor overpass.

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Part of Osborne Street south will be closed to traffic for the next four weekends to install part of the Southwest Rapid Transit corridor overpass.

City officials say Osborne Street South between Pembina Highway/Corydon Avenue and Mulvey Avenue East will be closed on May 28 and June 4 between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. It will also be closed between June 10 at 8 p.m. and June 13 at 4 a.m., and if required, between June 24 at 8 p.m. to June 27 at 4 a.m.

The closure will accommodate girder and truss installation for the rapid transit corridor.

The busway will run from Queen Elizabeth Way near The Forks to Jubille Avenue at Pembina Highway, and includes a new bridge over Osborne Street and a tunnel below the Fort Rouge railyards.

The $138-million project will be finished before the end of the year, but Winnipeg Transit officials have said buses won’t be up and running on the corridor until April 2012.

Transit buses will continue to operate their normal routes through the closure, but other vehicles will not be able to access the area. Pedestrians and transit passengers should expect delays, and motorists are advised to allow additional travel time and use alternate routes such as Jubilee Avenue and Pembina Highway.

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