Motorists in Steinbach can expect a couple more road closures in the next few week to accommodate construction work. 

City of Steinbach Engineer Aaron Rach says the northernmost portion of Hespeler Street will be closed Friday morning as part of the underground infrastructure work that is currently taking place on Loewen Boulevard. 

“The intersection is going to be closed, Hespeler and Loewen, and so we are going to be shutting down a portion of road there just because the intersection will be impassable. That is expected to last about a week.” 

Rach says one westbound lane on Loewen will be open all the way from Old Tom past the construction zone, however, for eastbound traffic, he notes “they would go southbound onto Walnut to Reimer and then over to Hespeler but then, instead of being able to go north, they will have to go south. The alternate route, if you were trying to reach Old Tom Road, would be to go around to Highway 52 and then Herschfeld Road, over to Loewen.” 

Rach says the underground infrastructure work along Loewen Boulevard started out slowly as ground conditions were less than ideal, however, he notes the contractor says things have been picking up and are not moving more quickly. 

Meanwhile, Rach says McKenzie Avenue from Windsor Gate to Bushfarm Road will be closed early next week. 

“The existing gravel road is being reconstructed as an asphalt and concrete road in support of the Lexington Village development that is being constructed right now. That is beginning on Tuesday of next week and construction of that is expected to go until mid to late September.” 

When that work is complete, McKenzie Avenue will be paved all the way to Bushfarm Road. 

Construction activity at the intersection of Hespeler Street and Loewen BoulevardAaron Rach says one westbound lane should remain open from Old Tom Road through the construction area, however, for approximately a week, Hespeler will be inaccessible from Loewen Boulevard and vice versa.