Stretch of Trans-Canada Highway Getting Upgraded

By Sarah Klein

Trans-Canada Highway - HeadingleyThe federal and provincial governments have kicked in money to fund the upgrading of a stretch of the Trans-Canada Highway in Headingley.

A total of $11.3 million will help improve a 1.7 kilometre of road west of Winnipeg between the Husky gas station and John Blumberg Golf Course.

Work on the new four-lane divided highway will begin in the summer of 2011 and will include a raised median and new pavement.

Speed in the area has been reduced to 70 km/h in recent years due to safety concerns. It’s not known if a speed increase will be implemented once work is complete.


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