The province is spending $16.5 million over the next five years to upgrade and repair roads in northern Manitoba.
Asphalt paving and grading will benefit those who travel in the areas of The Pas, the Opaskwayak First Nation and other communities in the RM of Kelsey.
Infrastructure and Transportation Minister Steve Ashton announced on Thursday the work will focus on Highway 10 to pave 16 km from north of the Red Deer River to 19.8 km south of Overflowing River, and pave 30 km of road on Highway 10 from Wanless to Highway 39.
“This government has made an historic investment in our northern Manitoba roads and bridges and we will continue to do so because we recognize the importance of these links to increasing safety and building the northern economy,” Ashton said.
Additional sections of road around The Pas will see upgrades in the coming years as part of a previously announced $55.1 million investment.