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Manitoba Releases Schedule for 2013 Construction Tendering


November 27, 2012
By Aggregates and Roadbuilding

November
27, 2012, Winnipeg, Man. – Manitoba will continue to make progress on its
10-year commitment to upgrade highways, provincial roads and infrastructure
across the province, Infrastructure and Transportation Minister Steve Ashton
announced with the release of the 2013 construction tendering schedule.

November
27, 2012, Winnipeg, Man. – Manitoba will continue to make progress on its
10-year commitment to upgrade highways, provincial roads and infrastructure
across the province, Infrastructure and Transportation Minister Steve Ashton
announced with the release of the 2013 construction tendering schedule.

 

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“We have
completed many of the major repairs of roads and bridges damaged in last year’s
flood and have made record investments in our roads and bridges, but we know
there is more to do,” said Ashton.  “We will continue to upgrade and renew
the province’s vital network of highways and roads, which are the economic
backbone of our economy.” 

 

Since
launching the first five-year highway renewal plan in 2007, the province has
invested more than $2.8 billion and improved more than 7,400 kilometres of
highways and roads, the minister said.  

 

During
the 2013 construction season, the province will upgrade and repair more than 40
bridges, he said, adding there will also be a major emphasis on the continued
renewal of Manitoba’s core highway network with more than 1,160 km scheduled
for upgrades.

 

The large
projects supported by the Manitoba government include:

  • Near Winnipeg:
    • starting a multi-year project
      to upgrade the Perimeter Highway near Brady Road,
    • rehabilitating the overpass
      on the Perimeter Highway at PTH 75, and
    • rehabilitating the overpass
      structure on the Perimeter Highway at the Trans-Canada Highway East.
  • Southern Manitoba:
    • repaving the westbound lanes
      and shoulders on the Trans-Canada Highway from Portage la Prairie to
      PTH16,
    • adding turning lanes and
      safety features to the intersection of PTH 3 and PTH 23,
    • starting a multi-year
      project to significantly improve PTH 13 from Carman to Elm Creek, 
  • completing paving to PTH 16
    from Binscarth to east of Foxwarren, and
  • shoulder widening of the
    eastbound lanes of the Trans-Canada Highway from the Brokenhead River to
    east of the Trans-Canada Highway.
  • Central Manitoba:
    • starting a multi-year
      project involving intersection improvements and paving of PTH 59 from
      Brokenhead Ojibway First Nation to PTH 11,
    • paving PTH 9 from PTH 4 to
      north of Clandeboye,
    • intersection improvements on
      PTH 6 at Woodlands, and
    • starting the next section of
      a multi-year project of grade widening, base work and paving of PTH 10
      from PTH 25 to PTH 24.
  • Northern Manitoba:
    • continuing major work to
      upgrading PR 373 north of Jenpeg,
    • continuing upgrading PR 280
      in conjunction with Manitoba Hydro,
    • shoulder widening of PTH 6
      north of Sasagiu Rapid, and
    • paving PTH 10 south of PTH
      60 to Overflowing River.
  • Bridges:
    • replacing the bridge on PR
      227 over the Assiniboine River north of Portage la Prairie that was
      damaged during the 2011 flood,
    • replacing the bridge on PTH
      12 over the Seine River Diversion just south of Ste. Anne,
    • replacing to the bridge on
      PR 348 over the Little Souris River south of Brandon that was damaged
      during the 2011 flood,
    • major repairs to the bridge
      on PTH 23 over the Red River near Morris,
    • replacing the bridge on PTH
      21 over the Souris River near Hartney that was damaged in the 2011 flood,
    • replacing the bridge on the
      Trans-Canada Highway over the Assiniboine River just east of Portage la
      Prairie,
    • replacing the bridge on PTH
      5 over the Turtle River south of Ste. Rose du Lac,
    • replacing the bridge on PR
      251 over the Souris River near Coulter that was damaged during the 2011
      flood,
    • conducting major repairs to
      the bridge on PTH 1 westbound over the Birch River near McMunn,
    • replacing the bridge on PTH
      5 near Kelwood,
    • continuing major repairs to
      the bridge on PR 211 over the Winnipeg River near Pinawa, and
    • replacing the bridge on PTH
      12 over the Rat River southwest of Zhoda.

 

Two major
projects cost-shared between the governments of Canada and Manitoba are
scheduled for next summer:

  • the completion of CentrePort
    Canada Way, a new roadway connecting CentrePort to the national and
    international highway system; and
  • intersection reconstruction
    of the Trans-Canada Highway through Headingley.

 

The
proposed schedule for the 2013 construction season is being issued now so
contractors can prepare to bid on projects for the next construction
season.  The document is available at www.gov.mb.ca/mit/contracts/index.html.