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Manitoba budget reveals highway investment cuts


June 3, 2016
By Andrew Macklin

June 3, 2016 – The recently released Manitoba budget, the first under new Progressive Conservative Premier Brian Pallister, will see a reduction in capital investments in the province’s highway network.

The latest edition of The Heavy News Weekly, the weekly e-newsletter published by the Manitoba Heavy Construction Association, includes a breakdown of the budget and how it will impact the provincial construction industry.

According to the newsletter, the 2016 capital commitment for highways is earmarked at $540 million, down from $588 million in the previous year. Details of where the reductions will be attributed have yet to be released. Most other infrastructure spending allotments have remained flat.

To learn more about the provincial budget’s impact on the heavy construction industry, visit www.mhca.mb.ca.