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Our city's two major bridges are almost ready !

Posted By: Boyd Kozak · 8/17/2012 10:19:00 AM

Rebuilding the Disraeli and Osborne bridges is costing millions, but when done this October, all the delays and detours will be worth it.

This WEEKEND, both southbound and northbound lanes  on the DISRAELI will close so crews can pour concrete.The  city  says  completed version will please a whole lot of people and here's  why !

A separate, new Active Transportation bridge will be built to provide cyclists, pedestrians and other non-motorized users with an easily accessible crossing of the Red River.....Pedestrians and cyclists will also be able to cross the Red River on the vehicular bridge, which will feature a sidewalk and bike sharrows, or shared lanes of travel for bicycles and vehicles......Smoother traffic, cyclist and pedestrian flow will result.....The bridge and overpass are designed to accommodate future expansion to six lanes, should that option be pursued.....and  improved lighting, landscape features and aesthetic elements such as an under-bridge art gallery and gateway features will create a more attractive and residential feel for the adjoining neighborhoods.

The city  says  it's  the biggest  bridge  project in the city and is expected to have a lifespan of 75 years. In the meantime  we'll have to continue  using  the Redwood , Chief Peguis, and Louise bridges while closures continue.

See you  on the detour.....lov    koz

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