Province to Redesign South Perimeter Highway, Create St. Norbert Bypass

Province to Redesign South Perimeter Highway, Create St. Norbert Bypass

By Sarah Klein

Fermor Avenue - Perimeter Highway
The Fermor Avenue Overpass at the Perimeter Highway (GOOGLE STREET VIEW)

WINNIPEG — The south Perimeter Highway will look vastly different once it’s rebuilt in the coming years.

The Manitoba government has issued a request for proposals to study a redesign of the busy highway that runs around Winnipeg’s edges.

The south Perimeter runs from Highway 1 west to Highway 1 east, and will be redesigned to “create a modern freeway similar to American interstate standards where interchanges with overpass structures, ramps or loops and service roads provide highway access,” the province said in a release.

As announced by the previous provincial NDP government in December 2015, the province also plans to build a westerly bypass of St. Norbert, starting at Highway 75 south of the community and running north to the Perimeter Highway at Kenaston Boulevard.

A functional design study on the project is expected to take approximately two years to complete.

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