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Speed Limit on Trans-Canada West of Winnipeg Increased

June 2, 2015 1:09 PM | News

Trans-Canada Highway

Motorists travel on a soppy Trans-Canada Highway near Winnipeg in this file photo. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA FILE)

WINNIPEG — Motorists in Manitoba can give the pedal a little more gas on most twinned sections of the Trans-Canada Highway throughout the province.

The speed limit has been raised to 110 km/h from 100 km/h west of Winnipeg.

Areas around Virden, Brandon, Carberry, Portage la Prairie, Elie and Headingley are excluded from the increased speed limit because of road geometry and traffic signal locations in these areas.

The province says the raised limit follows increased safety measures including improving intersections, paving shoulders, creating rumble strips, and installing better signage and guardrails.

The speed limit from the Saskatchewan border to Virden (a distance of 47.7 km) was increased to 110 km/h in 2009.