WINNIPEG – The plans for the latest major city project have been laid out for all to see.
Hundreds filed into the Caboto Centre on Wilkes to get a first glance at detailed designs of the Waverley Underpass project.
There they got to examine the plans, how long it would take, ask engineers questions and share their concerns.
The $155-million underpass is slated to be open to traffic in 2019. But given how long the Plessis underpass project was delayed, more than one local resident expressed some doubt about that target.
“I’m not confident that they’re going to follow it. I wouldn’t be surprised if it was two more years after,” explained area resident Richard Lapp. “Around the area there’s poor drainage and I think they’re going to run into some unexpected problems.”
The first step in the project is to build a detour, both for cars and trains, so that work on the actual underpass portion can begin next fall.