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Open House to Discuss CentrePort Extension

June 24, 2015 10:18 AM | News

CentrePort CanadaWINNIPEG — An upcoming open house in July will invite Manitobans to share their views on the proposed extension CentrePort Canada Way.

The four-lane divided expressway would extend from the Perimeter Highway to the Trans-Canada Highway near St. Francois Xavier at PTH 26.

“The alignment options that are being studied now will lead to a more efficient route and greater traffic efficiency and public safety,” said Infrastructure and Transportation Minister Steve Ashton.

“More than 19,000 vehicles per day travel between the Headingley and St. Francois Xavier areas along the Trans-Canada Highway. This project will create a faster, safer alternative route and provide the trucking industry improved access to the inland port at CentrePort.”

Diane Gray, president and CEO of CentrePort Canada Inc., says the extension not only supports the growth at CentrePort, but addresses traffic congestion concerns and public safety on the Trans-Canada Highway west of Winnipeg.

“We are also pleased the province is putting forward options that protect an important stretch of tall grass prairie,” Gray said. “We look forward to public feedback on the project.”

The project is estimated to cost $150 million and be completed within the next five years.

The open house will be held July 8 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Headingley Community Centre, 5353 Portage Avenue.