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Posted: 02/10/2014 12:47 PM | Comments: 0
Manitobans should expect to see $213 million spent over the next five years on improving the Trans-Canada Highway west of Winnipeg to the Saskatchewan boundary.
Infrastructure and Transportation Minister Steve Ashton said today the work is intended to bring the national route up to U.S. interstate standards and includes fully paved shoulders, rumble strips, resurfacing, intersection improvements and four new bridges.
Ashton said Ottawa is expected to match provincial funding under the new Building Canada Fund.
He added projects to be completed by 2020 would not be possible without new revenue from the government’s raising of the PST by one point to eight per cent.
He also said when completed officials will determine whether it’s safe enough to raise the speed limit to 110 km/h from 100 km/h.
Projects, expected to begin this summer, include:
A map of Trans-Canada Highway projects is available here.
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