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Manitoba completes TransCanada Highway project


November 17, 2014
By Rock to Road

November 17, 2014, Headingley, Man. – The Headingley Divided
Highway Improvement Project, which involved the reconstruction of an existing
1.8-kilometre, undivided section of the Trans-Canada Highway in the Rural
Municipality of Headingley, west of Winnipeg, has been completed.

November 17, 2014, Headingley, Man. – The Headingley Divided
Highway Improvement Project, which involved the reconstruction of an existing
1.8-kilometre, undivided section of the Trans-Canada Highway in the Rural
Municipality of Headingley, west of Winnipeg, has been completed.

 

The $9.9-million Headingley Divided Highway Improvement
Project was jointly funded by the Governments of Canada and Manitoba. The
Government of Canada will contribute up to $5.65 million from the Gateways and
Border Crossings Fund, and the Government of Manitoba will provide the
remaining funding.

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The project consisted of:   

  • new pavement and rehabilitation of existing pavement;
  • a new raised median;
  • three-metre-wide paved shoulders with rumble strips;
  • service roads to replace existing highway access;
  • lighting upgrades;
  • improved signage; and
  • intersection enhancements including turning lanes and signal
    lights that will provide access to the planned Headingley Business Park.

 

"By twinning this section of the Trans-Canada Highway,
we are streamlining the movement of goods and people while improving public
safety,” Steve Ashton,

Manitoba Minister of Infrastructure and Transportation. “This
investment is key to supporting trade and long-term economic growth. It also supports
key initiatives such as CentrePort. We are pleased to partner with the
Government of Canada on this important project."

 

This work was undertaken by Mulder Construction Ltd. The
project has resulted in a divided, limited-access highway between the Husky
service station and the John Blumberg Sports Centre intersections, which will
enhance safety and improve the flow of traffic on this busy stretch of the
Trans-Canada Highway.