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Province, Feds Commit to $53M in Manitoba Highway Upgrades

August 23, 2016 3:33 PM | News

By Sarah Klein

Trans-Canada Highway - HeadingleyWINNIPEG — Highways 1 and 6 will see a significant joint investment from both the provincial and federal governments.

A total of $53 million is being spent on rehabilitations on the major roadways throughout the province.

The Trans-Canada Highway will receive grade widening of a 21.3 kilometre stretch from PTH 11 to Provincial Road 308, and resurfacing of 31.8 kilometres from Brokenhead River to the Greater Winnipeg Water District Railway.

Highway 6 will see intersection improvements and paved shoulders with rumble strips. The province is also paving a section from Provincial Road 248 to Provincial Road 415

“Manitobans have told us that infrastructure is their number one priority,” said Chris Goertzen, president of the Association of Manitoba Municipalities.

“These projects will promote safe, efficient travel and allow greater economic opportunity into our municipalities, while at the same time linking communities to each other.”