Crumbling Winnipeg street gets quick ‘fix’ after buses detoured

WINNIPEG – One of Winnipeg’s crumbling roads was considered so impassable Wednesday that Transit buses were detoured around it for a couple of hours.

But it’s unclear what the city plans on doing about it; and bus service has since resumed on the pitted stretch of Berry Street.

Winnipeg Transit announced on its Twitter feed at 10:06 Wednesday morning “Berry between Wellington and Sargent closed due road conditions” and diverted Route 26 buses away from that block. Meanwhile, regular traffic was allowed to continue. As a Global News crew watched, drivers slowly maneuvered their cars down the middle of the cratered street to avoid the worst areas near the curbs.

“It’s approaching the surface of the moon right now, it’s a little excessive here,” said one driver.

A car drives through a pothole on Berry St. that was closed to buses because of the poor road condition

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Eventually a city worker appeared in a pickup truck, and used a circular saw to make a few cuts in one part of the road. That was the only work Global News witnessed on the street; it’s unclear what it accomplished. As soon as the sawing finished, …read more

Global News Winnipeg: Crumbling Winnipeg street gets quick ‘fix’ after buses detoured

Crumbling Winnipeg street gets quick ‘fix’ after buses detoured