The Manitoba government will spend $225 million to better connect Winnipeg to northern parts of the province.
The five-year plan will see a complete upgrade to Highway 6, making the roadway safer and faster for trade between Winnipeg and Thompson, while also increasing tourism in the Interlake region.
“Upgrading PTH 6 to national highway standards is the next step to improve our strategic trade routes for people and goods from Winnipeg through the Interlake and to the north,” Premier Greg Selinger said.
The project will be split into three parts, with $125 million focusing on the southern part of the highway to pave and improve intersections, and $63 million for the northern stretch — including new bridges at Two Rivers Diversion and North Morrison Creek.
An additional $37.5 million will fund grading and surfacing of provincial roads 373 and 374.