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Manitoba increases highway improvement spending

WINNIPEG, Man. -- Manitoba has released its road improvement plans for the upcoming construction season, adding a f...


WINNIPEG, Man. — Manitoba has released its road improvement plans for the upcoming construction season, adding a further $84.8 million in projects.

Steve Ashton, Minister of Transportation and Government Services, says the announcements were made early to help construction companies plan for the upcoming roadwork season.

"By making this announcement prior to the start of the construction season, we hope that they construction industry will be better able to plan for their work and the general public will have a better idea of upcoming projects," says Ashton.

The complete Highways Capital Budget won’t be released until after the provincial budget is announced Apr. 22.

"Our department is committed to enhancing the highways capital planning process and this is one way to work with the industry in supporting long-term planning," says Ashton.

Among the projects approved for funding, are a $6.3 million sealcoating of provincial roads, a base course stabilization project, and numerous paving, grading, gravelling and structure rehabilitation projects.


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