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South Perimeter Design Plan Showcased at Open Houses

November 1, 2019 10:13 AM | News

South Perimeter Highway

The Red River Bridge along the South Perimeter Highway. (GOOGLE STREET VIEW)

WINNIPEG — The province is giving the public a first look at final design plans for the future South Perimeter Highway.

Three public information sessions are scheduled for December to hear feedback on the preferred design for the roadway.

“Our government’s first priority is the safety of Manitobans on our roads,” said Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler. “Thousands of vehicles drive the South Perimeter every day and many access this portion of road through uncontrolled intersections. We need to do substantive work to address safety and operational problems.”


The Pallister government has been making safety around the Perimeter Highway one of its top infrastructure priorities. Many access roads and turn-off locations have been closed in recent years to prevent accidents along the busy high-speed route.

A design study launched in 2018 sought to envision a three-lane modern highway system for the Perimeter, eliminating at-grade or level crossings, using interchanges and overpasses, including over railways.

The third and final phase of information sessions are scheduled for the following dates:

  • December 10 – 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Dakota Community Centre, 1188 Dakota St., Winnipeg;
  • December 11 – 5 to 8 p.m., South Winnipeg Community Centre, 666 Silverstone Ave., Winnipeg; and
  • December 12 – 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., Oak Bluff Recreation Club, 101-123 MacDonald Rd., Oak Bluff.