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Manitoba investing in northern infrastructure


March 24, 2015
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March 24, 2015 – The Manitoba government is investing heavily this year in
road and bridge upgrades in the northern part of the province.

March 24, 2015 – The Manitoba government is investing heavily this year in
road and bridge upgrades in the northern part of the province.

 

"The north is critical to the health of the Manitoba
economy. These investments will ensure businesses and municipalities can
continue to grow and prosper," said Infrastructure and Transportation
Minister Ron Kostyshyn. "This is part of the Manitoba government's
$5.5-billion, five-year core infrastructure plan and the long-term commitment
to invest in roads, bridges and infrastructure throughout Manitoba."

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In 2015, the Manitoba government will invest $78 million in
major infrastructure projects valued at more than $400,000, the minister
noted.  This includes:

The Pas

PTH 10 – paving of 29.6 km from Wanless to PTH 39;

PTH 10 – grading of 17 km from the Flin Flon Airport Access
to the east junction of PTH 10A;

PTH 10 – intersection improvements from the Flin Flon
Airport Access to the east junction of PTH 10A;

PTH 10 – high-performance chip sealing of 40.9 km from PTH
60 to PR 282;  

PTH 60 – high-performance chip sealing of 43.5 km from PTH 6
to PR 327; and

PTH 39 – grade, base and paving of eight km from six km west
of PR 596 to 10 km east of PR 596.

 

Norway House

PR 373 – grading of 10 km from Jenpeg to Minago River; and

PR 373 – base and surfacing of 21.8 km from Minago River to
21.8 km north of Minago River, north of Jenpeg.

 

Nelson House

PR 391 – grading of 17.5 km from Thompson to Suwanee River;

PR 391 – structure replacement at Eden Lake; and

PR 391 – structure rehabilitation at Burntwood River, in the
vicinity of Thompson.

 

In the period from 2010-15, the Manitoba government invested
$85 million in roads, bridges and infrastructure in the North.