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Manitoba releases final design to improve Highway 52 safety


July 29, 2021
By Rock to Road Staff

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The Manitoba government will present the final design of PTH 52 for improved safety through the community of Mitchell on EngageMB, Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler announced.

“After an initial design study, our government gathered public feedback through EngageMB and noted design improvements based on feedback. The province is now ready to present the final design for enhanced safety for both drivers and pedestrians along PTH 52 through the community,” said Schuler.

“Over the next decade, Manitoba will be recognized as a national transportation hub, linking east to west, north to south and enabling strong economic activity within and across our borders. The design fully addresses existing safety concerns at the Broesky Road intersection and separates heavy commercial traffic from residential traffic, allowing for trade routes and residential road users to access Manitoba’s highways in a safe and efficient manner.”

The proposed safety improvements are based on the EngageMB responses of about 370 participants include reopening Ash Street and extending the four-lane divided highway section to the west side of Broesky Road.

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The recommended design takes into consideration speed concerns, traffic patterns on local streets, pedestrian crossings and the future growth in Mitchell, noted Schuler, adding that once approved, the province intends to tender construction by the spring of 2023 with the project finished by the fall of 2023.

A second round of public engagement on PTH 52 through Mitchell will be held until Aug. 10 through EngageMB. Manitobans who would like to participate in future engagements about this and other infrastructure projects can register with EngageMB at https://engagemb.ca/.