Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION

Plessis Road widening, bridge eyed for funding: Toews

  • Print

An estimated $77-million project to widen Plessis Road and build a new rail bridge is another step closer to reality.

Public Safety Minister Vic Toews, Manitoba's senior MP, said today the Plessis Road underpass just north of Dugald Road is being considered as a priority for funding under the Building Canada Fund.

Under the proposed deal Ottawa is to cover up to one third of the project up to a maximum of $25 million. The province will also contribute up to $25 million with the city paying $27 million.

The work will see a two-lane stretch of Plessis Road, between Pandora Avenue and Dugald Road, widened to four lanes. An underpass will also be built on Plessis at the CN Redditt rail crossing to eliminate traffic jams caused by trains.

Federal funding is conditional upon a federal review of the project.

Work is to start next year and take two years to complete. Land assembly has already started.

History

Updated on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 12:04 PM CDT: adds photo

3:17 PM: adds new photo

Fact Check

Fact Check

Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories?
Please use the form below and let us know.

* Required
  • Please post the headline of the story or the title of the video with the error.

  • Please post exactly what was wrong with the story.

  • Please indicate your source for the correct information.

  • Yes

    No

  • This will only be used to contact you if we have a question about your submission, it will not be used to identify you or be published.

  • Cancel

Having problems with the form?

Contact Us Directly
  • Print

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective April 16, 2010.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

LATEST VIDEO

The art & the craft of building guitars: Jordan McConnell

View more like this

Photo Store Gallery

  • Marc Gallant/Winnipeg Free Press. Gardening Column- Assiniboine Park English Garden. July 19, 2002.
  • A water lily in full bloom is reflected in the pond at the Leo Mol Sculpture Garden Tuesday afternoon. Standup photo. Sept 11,  2012 (Ruth Bonneville/Winnipeg Free Press)

View More Gallery Photos

Poll

Do agree with the EPC's decision to release construction company Stuart Olson from its hotel-building obligation?

View Results

View Related Story

Ads by Google