Manitoba Trans-Canada twin ready for trucks and cars

WINNIPEG — Three years after the first shovels broke ground, a 34-km twin stretch of the Trans-Canada between Hargrave, Man. and the Saskatchewan border is finally complete.

Infrastructure and Transportation Minister Ron Lemieux announced that the new lanes will be open by 2 p.m. today, according to the Winnipeg Sun.
The opening comes a week before a tentative deadline set last week, but nearly a year behind original plans.

Wet weather during the first year of construction slowed the $26.5 million project, Lemieux told the paper.

He said truckers and drivers in surrounding communities will likely notice an immediate difference in traffic flow.

With the project complete, the Trans-Canada, from Falcon Lake to the Ontario boundary, is the only remaining stretch in the province that still isn’t twinned.

— from the Winnipeg Sun

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