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Road to be rebuilt by Shoal lakes after water level drops

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A slight drop in the water level on the flooded West Shoal Lake in the Interlake will allow the province to raise a one-kilometre section of Provincial Road 518.

Infrastructure and Transportation Minister Steve Ashton said today the project will initially allow one-lane traffic that’s been halted due to flooding.

"This road is important to residents, producers and commercial traffic in the area so we are pleased that conditions finally allow us to work on the road," Ashton said. "The project will be tendered soon, with construction planned for this fall or early winter. We want to get this road open as soon as possible."

The Shoal Lakes area, West, East and North Shoal lakes, is east of Lake Manitoba and PTH 6. The area was hit hard by the 2011 flood and the three lakes formed one large lake.

Last year, the province rebuilt PR 229 on the north side of the lakes.

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