Eight highway improvement projects in Manitoba are receiving an injection of cash from the federal and provincial governments.
A total of 350 kilometres will be targeted through the project, including work to repave sections of Trans-Canada Highway, as well as Highways 2, 3, 5, 6, 10 and 16.
Rumble strips will also be added to intersections and road shoulders will be paved at various locations. New lanes will also be added along a six-kilometre stretch of Highway 6 to improve safety, and along Highway 75 leading to the U.S. border.
“This extensive work to create safer, more fluid travel on Manitoba’s highway network will help local businesses compete, allow residents to spend less time on the road, and make it easier for tourists to explore this beautiful region,” said Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Rural Economic Development
Ottawa is contributing nearly $144 million through the New Building Canada Fund while the Manitoba government is providing $147 million.