Jubilee Overpass to temporarily close

Winnipeg Public Library to expand services beginning Monday, September 21

Released: 11:07 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB – On Monday, September 21, 2020, Winnipeg Public Library will expand services at all of its branches to include collection browsing, limited computer use, self-pick-up of holds, and printing and photocopying. Customers will also be able to book tutorial rooms and access the ideaMILL at the Millennium Library.

At this time, meeting and program rooms are not available for rent. Magazines are available for check out only. Newspapers are not available for browsing but remain available using our digital library. There is 24/7 access to return materials, and all returned items are quarantined for at least four days before being checked in.

Some seating and play areas have been removed to encourage physical distancing. Visitors are encouraged to plan for shorter visits and limits are in place for study and computer time.

Occupancy limits are in place at all branches, and visitors may be directed to a queue until space is available. Millennium Library security screening is still suspended in this phase.

All visitors should use the self-assessment symptom checklist before entering the buildings. Anyone exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms will not be allowed to enter the branches. Visitors are also reminded to follow posted signage, maintain social distancing, and to wear a face mask. A limited number of single-use face masks are available for customers who do not have one.

Library staff have received safety training and will be following handwashing protocols and disinfecting frequently used equipment and surfaces regularly. Hand sanitizer is available at the entrance of each library. Plexiglass shields have been installed at service desks.

More information about library services, including hours of operation, can be found at winnipeg.ca/library. For more information on the City’s response to COVID-19, see: winnipeg.ca/COVID-19.

Winnipeggers invited to provide feedback on draft residential infill guidelines

Released: 2:19 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB – Building on the priorities identified in the Residential Infill Strategy’s Implementation Action Plan, the City of Winnipeg is seeking public input on draft Infill Development Guidelines to help ensure that new development in Mature Communities is compatible in form, scale, and design.

To implement OurWinnipeg and the Complete Communities Direction Strategy’s vision and policy direction for accommodating more housing within our Mature Communities, the City developed draft Small-Scale Residential Development Guidelines for Mature Communities. The guidelines will assist in achieving appropriate and contextual design for small-scale residential buildings and provide direction on where these different types of buildings should be located within our mature neighbourhoods.

Residents and other stakeholders are encouraged to provide feedback at one of our upcoming in-person or virtual public engagement sessions, or by filling out an online survey, available until October 15, 2020.

After feedback on the draft guidelines is considered by the project team, recommended guidelines will be submitted for Council’s consideration in early 2021.

For more information, please see: winnipeg.ca/infillstrategy.

Temporary closure of Arlington Bridge

Released: 3:48 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB – The Arlington Bridge between Dufferin Avenue and Logan Avenue will be temporarily closed for two weeks for maintenance, beginning at 6 a.m. on Monday, September 21, until 6 a.m. on Monday, October 5.

Pedestrian access will be maintained.

Motorists should allow for additional travel time, and use alternate routes such as the McPhillips Street Underpass or Slaw Rebchuk Bridge to reach their destinations.

For regular updates on City of Winnipeg lane closures and to view lane closures on an interactive map, please visit City of Winnipeg – Regional Lane Closures.

Download and use the Waze app for real-time traffic and incident updates.

Jubilee Overpass to temporarily close

Released: 3:51 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB – The Jubilee Overpass at Pembina Highway will be closed on Monday, September 21 from 8:30 p.m. until 5 a.m. on Tuesday, September 22 for street lighting repairs.

Motorists must use alternate routes to reach their destinations during these timeframes.

For Transit re-route and schedule information, visit winnipegtransit.com or contact 311.

For regular updates on City of Winnipeg lane closures and to view lane closures on an interactive map, please visit City of Winnipeg – Regional Lane Closures.

Download and use the Waze app for real-time traffic and incident updates.

For more information, please see: winnipeg.ca/infillstrategy.

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