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Manitoba investing in Trans Canada Highway


December 12, 2013
By Rock to Road

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December 12, 2013, Winnipeg, Man. – Manitoba will continue
to invest in highways, roads and bridges across the province with the announcement of a $110-million series
of projects to improve the Trans-Canada Highway east to the Ontario boundary,
Premier Greg Selinger announced today.

December 12, 2013, Winnipeg, Man. – Manitoba will continue
to invest in highways, roads and bridges across the province with the announcement of a $110-million series
of projects to improve the Trans-Canada Highway east to the Ontario boundary,
Premier Greg Selinger announced today.

"We are investing in jobs and road improvements around
the province and this series of projects will make the Trans-Canada Highway
east to the Ontario boundary a smoother ride and enhance this section of the
national highway system," said Premier Selinger. "We have also
recently announced major improvements to the southwest Perimeter Highway, PTH
75 and the completion of the CentrePort Canada Way (PTH 190) to enhance the
North American trade route."

Projects on PTH 1 east include:

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  • intersection improvements at PTH 206;
  • intersection improvements at PTH 207 (Deacon's Corner);
  • 32 kilometres of grade widening on the eastbound lanes from
    Brokenhead River to the Greater Winnipeg Water District Railway;
  • 32 km of paving on the eastbound lanes from Brokenhead River
    to PTH 11;
  • 30 km of paving from 0.5 km west of PTH 12 to PR 302;
  • 21.3 km of paving on the westbound lanes from PTH 11 to PR
    308;
  • bridge rehabilitation at Birch River, east of Prawda;
  • new bridge at Fish Creek, 6.7 km west of PTH 12;
  • bridge rehabilitation at Hamilton Creek;
  • new structure at the inter-municipal drain, 1.3 km west of
    PTH 12; and
  • structure rehabilitation at Whitemouth River, west of
    Prawda.

With today's announcement regarding the Trans-Canada Highway
east, the Manitoba government has announced plans to invest over $1 billion on
PTH 1 east, PTH 6, PR 373, PR 374, PTH 9, PTH 10, PTH 75 and the southwest
Perimeter Highway over the next five years including the completion of
CentrePort Canada Way.

"While the work to improve the Trans-Canada Highway
east of Winnipeg will be underway in the spring, we are already planning
further refinements to areas of the Trans-Canada west of Winnipeg that will
enable the eventual raising of the maximum posted speed limit to 110 km/h for
designated areas," said Premier Selinger. 
"These projects will be set out in detail in the new
year."  

There are a number of new, significant projects expected to
begin next year, the premier said. The projects will be part of the five-year
plan announced in the throne speech that will see all of the new revenue from
the one-cent-on-the-dollar increase in the PST devoted to building Manitoba's
core infrastructure including provincial highways and bridges, flood protection
and municipal infrastructure such as roads and water systems.