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Highway 10 north of Brandon fully open following upgrades


October 5, 2012
By Aggregates and Roadbuilding

October
5, 2012, Brandon, Man. — The Honourable Greg Selinger, Premier of
Manitoba, and the Honourable Steven Fletcher, Minister of State
(Transport), celebrated the completion of major upgrades on Provincial Trunk
Highway (PTH) 10 just north of Brandon.

October
5, 2012, Brandon, Man. — The Honourable Greg Selinger, Premier of
Manitoba, and the Honourable Steven Fletcher, Minister of State
(Transport), celebrated the completion of major upgrades on Provincial Trunk
Highway (PTH) 10 just north of Brandon.


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"Manitoba
families, businesses and agricultural producers count on our roads and highways
to get around and to do business. That's why we've worked to improve
Highway 10, to keep traffic flowing smoothly and safely," said
Premier Selinger. "It's a priority for Manitobans and it's a part of
our commitment to keep improving roads across the province."


The
work on Provincial Trunk Highway 10, covering a distance over
15 kilometres, included construction of northbound and southbound passing
lanes and repaving the entire roadway. There were also safety improvements
including:

  • enhancements at the intersection
    of the Trans-Canada Highway for safer merging;
  • intersection upgrades at the
    junction of PTH 10 and PTH 25;
  • three new service roads at various
    locations, improving overall access to the highway;
  • new paved shoulders;
  • guardrails installed at four
    locations; and
  • rumble strips placed along the
    paved shoulders.


The
project used a new greener process during the paving stage. The old pavement
was recycled into the new pavement on site, in a single operation. This reduced
the amount of material required for the new pavement and lowered the cost of
producing and hauling materials.


This
year's work started in July and was completed on time. The $15-million project
was cost shared between the governments of Canada and Manitoba, with the
federal government contributing $3.8 million and the Province contributing
$11.2 million.


Federal
funding comes from Canada's Gateways and Border Crossings Fund, a $2.1-billion
fund that supports projects that improve the flow of goods, trade and support
economic growth.