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Province Pumping More Cash into Manitoba’s Highways

November 24, 2010 1:01 PM | News

A vehicle travels down Highway 75 in this January 24, 2010 file photo. The southern Manitoba highway is one of many receiving upgrades next year under the province's Highway Renewal Plan. (MARC EVANS / CHRISD.CA)

The provincial government revealed their plans for highway infrastructure for 2011-12 on Wednesday.

Speaking at the Winnipeg Convention Centre during the annual Association of Manitoba Municipalities convention, Premier Greg Selinger outlined the latest projects in a five-year $1.8 billion Highway Renewal Plan.

Since 2007, the province has worked on over 5,000 km of road and estimate by next year, over $2.3 billion will have been invested.

The premier also announced a new Municipal Bridge Renewal Program will be developed in consultation with the Association of Manitoba Municipalities with the intent of having the program up and running for the 2011 construction season.

Projects slated to receive provincial funding include continued work on Winnipeg’s CentrePort Way and paving 20 kilometres of Highway 3 between Carman and Winkler, paving over 13 km of Highway 11 north of Lac du Bonnet, and completing reconstruction of the southbound lanes of Highway 75 between Morris and Ste. Agathe, as well as start reconstruction of Highway 75 through Morris.

Other improvements include constructing three km of a new service road along the Trans-Canada Highway, on either side of Highway 10, improving Highway 9 near Selkirk and structure replacement at Parks Creek.

Grading 14 km of road on Highway 10 just east of Swan River is also on the schedule, along with paving over 30 km south of Ponton on Highway 6 in northern Manitoba.

To read the complete list of where the province is investing infrastructure funding, download the Manitoba Highways Tender (PDF, 70 KB).