Roadwork closing part of Empress Avenue till fall, downtown streets for weekend

A stretch of Empress Street is being shut down until late fall for roadwork, and construction will also see a pair of downtown streets closed this weekend.The city says Empress Street from St. Matthews Avenue and Jack Blick Avenue will close starting Sunday at 9 a.m. and won’t reopen until Nov. 25.Meanwhile southbound Balmoral Street between Qu’Appelle Avenue and Ellice Avenue and northbound Colony Street between Webb Place and Ellice Avenue will close between 7 a.m. Saturday and 6 p.m. Sunday while paving work is done.READ MORE: City announces weekend road closures ahead of Waverley Underpass openingDrivers are asked to plan ahead and find alternative routes.Transit riders can find re-route details by following @transitalerts on Twitter or by calling 311.Regular updates on road closures can be found using the city’s interactive lane closure map.RELATED VIDEO: City strikes task force to talk 24/7 road construction View original article here Source

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