Manitoba to spend $33.5M on Trans-Canada Highway upgrades

by Today's Trucking

Manitoba will invest nearly $33.5 million on a section of the Trans-Canada Highway on the western outskirts of Winnipeg.

The section of the highway through the Rural Municipality of Headingley will receive several upgrades over the next two years so traffic can move more safely and efficiently, Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Doyle Piwniuk announced in a news release.

“The Trans-Canada Highway is a vital artery in our province. This major investment will improve the infrastructure on a major economic corridor that helps connect Manitoba to the rest of the country,” said Piwniuk. “In addition to the commercial benefits, the upgrades will ensure Manitobans have access to safe, reliable infrastructure for many generations to come.”

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  • It’s about time. That section of highway has to be the worst section of Trans Canada highway in Manitoba. It has been nothing but pot holes for the past several years.

  • About time, I hope that also includes taking out the lights on the ring road and build proper overpasses etc….. sorry just a dream

  • One day I would like to the perimeter highway redone where you can avoid traffic lights and railway crossing. A project like that would save truckers time and potential accidents.

  • Is it going to be fixed properly or just another bandaid fix.I know at one time it was said asphalt highways were to last 20 years..I don’t believe any piece of #1 west of headingly has lasted that long