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Duff Roblin Parkway Trail Officially Open

July 3, 2012 3:35 PM | News

A pedestrian overpass bridge across Highway 59 connects the Duff Roblin Parkway Trail to Birds Hill Provincial Park. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA)

Premier Greg Selinger speaks during a ceremony to officially open the Duff Roblin Parkway Trail over Highway 59 on Tuesday, July 3, 2012. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA)

The province on Tuesday officially opened what is called the Duff Roblin Parkway Trail just north of Winnipeg.

The 52-kilometre trail network runs along the expanded Red River Floodway and crosses Highway 59 west of Birds Hill Provincial Park. The trail is named in honour of former Manitoba Premier Duff Roblin, whose vision led to the creation of the original floodway.

“The Duff Roblin Parkway Trail runs the length of the floodway and links to family attractions such as the Trans Canada Trail and Birds Hill Provincial Park, to the soon-to-be-built Duff Roblin Provincial Park in St. Norbert,” Premier Greg Selinger said.

Approximately eight kilometres of the trail are asphalted while the remainder is granular. Future phases of the project will extend the currently paved section.

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