Roads & Paving
Manitoba invests more than $61 million to upgrade segment of Highway 75
August 25, 2022 By Don Horne
The Manitoba government is investing more than $61 million to restore a segment of Provincial Trunk Highway (PTH) 75 from Morris to Ste. Agathe, as part of its $1.5 billion three-year commitment to improving Manitoba’s highway network.
“Our government is committed to building safe, reliable infrastructure that supports economic growth and opportunity in our province,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Doyle Piwniuk. “These upgrades will improve the efficiency of Canada’s international and inter-provincial trade flows and make travel on PTH 75 safer for everyone.”
The minister noted PTH 75 is an important commercial route that supports the transportation of local goods, products and services to international markets. Work will include 27.7 kilometres of surface reconstruction, as well as shoulder, drainage and intersection improvements. The surface will be reconstructed using concrete pavement.
“On behalf of the members of the Manitoba Trucking Association (MTA), we welcome today’s infrastructure investment announcement,” said Aaron Dolyniuk, executive director, Manitoba Trucking Association. “Road safety is a priority for the MTA and investments such as the one announced today will improve safety for everyone travelling this route. Furthermore, this investment in Manitoba’s main north-south trade route will allow our industry members to remain internationally competitive by providing a reliable, efficient goods-transportation network.”
The existing pavement was constructed on PTH 75 from Provincial Road (PR) 205 to PR 305 in 1988 and from PTH 23 to PR 205 in 1991. Despite ongoing maintenance, the pavement has now deteriorated to the point where full reconstruction is required, the minister said.
The work will be tendered as two separate projects, as follows:
- concrete reconstruction of the southbound lanes of PTH 75 from PTH 23 to PR 205, at an estimated cost of $29 million; and
- concrete reconstruction of the southbound lanes of PTH 75 from PR 205 to PR 305, at an estimated cost of $32.8 million.
The province plans to advertise tenders for the two projects in the spring of 2023. Both projects are expected to be completed in the fall of 2023, said Piwniuk.
The minister noted that over the next 10 years Manitoba will be recognized as a national transportation hub, linking east to west, north to south and enabling strong economic activity within and across Manitoba’s borders to:
- enhance transportation mobility and connectivity;
- ensure safety and reliability across the highway network;
- enable industry expansion that leverages Manitoba’s diverse economy; and
- build climate resiliency.
To view a map of Manitoba’s infrastructure projects, visit www.manitoba.ca/mit/mipmap/index.html.
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