Speed Limit Increase on MB Highways — Not So Fast: Gov’t

March 26, 2009 6:50 AM | News

By Brian Schultz

100 km/h Highway SignNew highway speed limits will take effect in Manitoba as of July 1, but you shouldn’t get excited just yet.

The government says the speed will increase from 100 to 110 km/h on a small portion of Highway 75 south of Winnipeg and on the Trans-Canada Highway west of Virden. Those of you looking forward to a speed increase on the much-travelled Winnipeg to Brandon stretch of highway are out of luck.

Transportation Minister Ron Lemieux says the chosen sections are the ones that are safe at a higher speed.

If you choose to go 110 km/h anyway on non-designated sections of road, be aware that speeding fines have been raised across the board, by as much as $171.

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