Waverley Street underpass approved by Winnipeg city council

Winnipeg city councillors have approved a $155 million project that will see the intersection of Waverley Street at CN Main replaced with an underpass.

The project will cost an estimated $155 million, will receive provincial and federal funding

A $155-million underpass at the Waverley Street railway crossing was passed by council on Wednesday. (CBC)

Winnipeg city councillors have approved a $155 million project that will see the intersection of Waverley Street at the CN Main line replaced with an underpass.

Approximately 30,000 vehicles and 40 trains use the intersection of a CN railway and Waverley Street every day, a city report found.

Mayor Brian Bowman tweeted his approval of council's vote Wednesday afternoon.

The government of Canada and the provincial government have each pledged to contribute $45.8 million to the project, amounting to one-third of eligible costs.

The City of Winnipeg must still negotiate with CN on how much the company would pay for the completion of the underpass.

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