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Manitoba to improve deadly intersection

WINNIPEG, Man. -- A string of deadly accidents has prompted the province of Manitoba to move towards twinning a str...


WINNIPEG, Man. — A string of deadly accidents has prompted the province of Manitoba to move towards twinning a stretch of highway at the intersection of Hwys. 9 and 27.

Lance Vigfusson, executive director of construction and maintenance with Manitoba Transportation, says the province has spent years trying to find an effective way to reduce collisions at the intersection.

“When there are things that happen like (the recent accidents), you can’t help but to be forced to look at the operation to help improve the situation,” Vigfusson tells local media.

Other possible improvements could include installing a median along the stretch and traffic lights at the intersection of the two highways. However, twinning the four-kilometre stretch of highway will probably be the province’s answer as it has been deemed the most appropriate and cost-efficient solution.


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