Northern Manitoba to get road, bridge, and infrastructure upgrades

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The Government of Manitoba has invested money into improving roads, bridges, and infrastructure in the northern region of the province. Photo © BigStockPhoto/wabeno

The Government of Manitoba has invested in road, bridge, and infrastructure improvements to support jobs, boost regional economy, and better traffic flow in the province’s north.

From 2010 to 2015, the province invested $85 million into roads, bridges, and infrastructure in Northern Manitoba. Highlighted improvements include:

  • provincial trunk highway (PTH) 10 culvert replacements at various locations from PTH 60 to provincial road (PR) 289 in The Pas;
  • grading and gravelling PR 391 for 15 km (9 mi) in the vicinity of Cormorant Lake;
  • PR 391 culvert replacements at various locations from Leaf Rapids to Lynn Lake in Nelson House;
  • grading and gravelling PR 373 for 14.6 km (9 mi) from 6 km (4 mi) north of Rossville Junction to Pine Creek in Norway House; and
  • base and surfacing PR 374 for 6.5 km (4 mi) from 14 km (9 mi) north of PR 373 to 2 km (1 mi) south of Kichi Sipi bridge in Cross Lake.

This year, the province will invest $78 million into major infrastructure projects valued at more than $400,000. Examples of these improvements are:

  • PTH 10 for 29.6 km (18 mi) from Wanless to PTH 39 in The Pas;
  • grading PR 373 for 10 km (6 mi) from Jenpeg to Minago River in Norway House; and
  • grading PR 391 for 17.5 km (11 mi) from Thompson to Suwanee River in Nelson House.

“The north is critical to the health of the Manitoba economy,” said infrastructure and transportation minister, Ron Kostyshyn. “These investments will ensure businesses and municipalities can continue to grow and prosper. This is part of the Manitoba government’s $5.5 billion, five-year core infrastructure plan and the long-term commitment to invest in roads, bridges, and infrastructure throughout the province.”

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