If you’re heading out to the cabin on Friday, particularly east of Winnipeg, make note of the following …
As of Friday, repairs to the Trans-Canada Highway east will result in traffic lane reductions and reduced speed.
Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation says one eastbound lane will be shut down to prepare for the full closure of both westbound lanes, which will occur over the next few days. The repair project will see upgrades and installation of a new highway surface and additional safety features on 22 kilometres of the westbound lanes of the highway. The project is expected to last until fall.
The big work will begin on Monday, June 28, as the eastbound lanes between Deacon’s Corner at PR 207 and the overpass at PTH 12 will be converted temporarily to two-way east and westbound traffic. A reduced speed of 80 km/h will be implemented in the area, as well as a mandatory reduced speed limit of 60 km/h when passing workers or equipment.
Motorists can visit Manitoba.ca or call 1-877-MBROADS (1-877-627-6237) for the latest information.
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