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Construction notice: Dafoe Rd. and rapid transit work, with bus route changes

March 20, 2017 — 

WATER MAIN UPGRADES: Mar. 20 to May 31, 2017

The University is undertaking a construction project to upgrade water main infrastructure along Dafoe Rd. between Gillson Street and Service 7 Street S.

Installation of the water main upgrades will begin on or around Monday, March 20 and will be completed by end of May 2017.


Starting May 1, the City of Winnipeg and Winnipeg Transit will begin construction of the portion of the Southwest Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project that runs through the Fort Garry Campus.

The bulk of the work will occur on Dafoe Rd. between Gillson St. and Saunderson St.

There will be no public access along Dafoe Rd. starting east of Gillson St. to Service 7 Street S., though emergency vehicle access and U of M service vehicle access will be maintained. Access to Gillson St. and Parking Lot N will be maintained.

Additional construction will take place at the School of Music bus stop and the Chancellor Matheson bus stop, located on University Cres. Parking Lot CTC and ACE will be periodically impacted, but will remain open throughout construction.

Occasional delays should be anticipated. Pedestrian and bicycle traffic will be slightly impacted throughout construction. Barricades and safety signage will be clearly posted to safely direct pedestrians, cyclists, and vehicles as required. Caution should be taken at all times during construction.
The map below shows the extent of impacts. Your patience and cooperation to ensure everyone’s safety is appreciated.

The following is a message from Physical Plant:

Physical Plant thanks U of M community members, especially students, for their patience and apologizes for the inconvenience caused. We particularly regret the lack of adequate notice in advance of the project.

All feedback is being reviewed as we work to improve our communications process.

Physical Plant did meet in advance with the Student Residences Office to discuss Transit re-routing and its impact on residences. Some modifications were made to the plan to accommodate their concerns.

We are coordinating with Transit to improve signage in the area and inform users about locations for bus access.

For more info on rerouting of Fort Garry Shuttle Bus and cancellation of Express Route, see:

6 comments on “Construction notice: Dafoe Rd. and rapid transit work, with bus route changes

  1. Michael Ike

    I wish some of the bus routes would follow Dysart Road around campus to service St.Johns, St. Paul’s, Wallace, Law, and other far flung buildings. U-pass should be an excuse to innovate and transform this service.

  2. Lewis Stubbs

    I wonder why the University bothered with the expense of the transit corridor in front of Tache. These re-routes are a long term annual event. Why not make the stadium the last stop it would be marginally less inconvenient than cramming people onto McLean Crescent.

  3. Lynda Closson

    Are you going to be putting bus stops along Freedman Cres (the outside loop going towards Pembina. For someone who has difficulty walking one days, it is far to walk to the front of Cont Ed. Can I get on the 75 Bus at the bus stop in front of Animal Science Bldg? Is that stop still there? It’s great that you talked with the students, but there are also a lot of staff who take the bus and we can’t find the bus stops.

    1. UM Today Staff - Author

      Thanks for your comments and question. Your feedback has been forwarded to the appropriate departments.

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