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Province announces $200-M plan for south Perimeter Highway

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The NDP government outlined its five-year plan for the southwest Perimeter Highway today that includes reconstruction of the roadway from Portage Avenue to Brady Road and a new interstate-standard diamond interchange at Highway 3 at McGillivray Boulevard.

Premier Greg Selinger and Infrastructure and Transportation Minister Steve Ashton said the $200-million plan is intended to upgrade the highway for motorists and the trucking industry, plus to augment the CentrePort inland port development west of the airport.

"The Perimeter has served Winnipeggers well the last 50 years and as our population and economy grows, we will take this highway to the next level to make the most of Manitoba's central location, which gives us a real edge in North American trade," Selinger said in a statement.

The plan also includes engineering work to replace the remaining traffic signals with similar interstate standard diamond interchanges including a Kenaston Boulevard/Waverley Street interchange.

A diamond interchange is an intersection common on U.S. interstates.

Public open houses next year will provide more details on the projects.

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Updated on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 4:53 PM CST: Clarifies area to be improved.

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