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Waverley Underpass Hits Next Phase

April 24, 2018

As spring finally starts to break through after our long winter, we’re also breaking ground on a new phase of construction on the Waverley Underpass Project.

The $155-million, multi-faceted project has been underway since January 2017. Thanks to the hard work of all involved, I’m pleased to report that this major infrastructure initiative for our ward remains on time and on budget.

I appreciate your ongoing co-operation as we successfully detour vehicles and trains around the site. As a result, we were able to prepare for the work that was done this winter on the rail bridge and pump station that will be crucial to the finished project.

We will continue to make progress on these aspects throughout the spring as well as the underground works on Taylor Avenue.

In addition, we’ll be starting construction on the twinning of Taylor Avenue, from Lindsay Street to Waverley Street, continuing intersection improvements at Wilkes Avenue and Waverley as well as the twinning of Hurst Way, with a connection to the new Hurst Extension through the Parker Lands.

Each time we pass another significant milestone in the Waverley Underpass Project or even when I drive by and see the every day work being done, I’m grateful to you, the community.

Because you stood up and voiced the need for this development, I was proud to continually make this a priority at City Hall. Together, we put this in motion and together we are seeing it become reality.

As the summer construction season gets into full swing, continue to check winnipeg.ca/waverleyunderpass for updates and sign up for key emails, Neighbourhood Update E-Bulletins, at orlikow.ca that will come directly to your inbox.

Please let me know how the project is impacting you and the way you move around our community — I want to help in anyway that I can. You can contact me at 204-986-5236 or jorlikow@orlikow.ca

This article was originally published in the Sou'wester on April 23. Read it here