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More SHIP funding for Manitoba

WINNIPEG, Man. -- The province of Manitoba and the federal government have earmarked $25 million for two highway pr...


WINNIPEG, Man. — The province of Manitoba and the federal government have earmarked $25 million for two highway projects under the Strategic Highway Infrastructure Program (SHIP).

The majority of the funds — $18 million — will go towards rehabilitation and safety work on the Yellowhead Highway between Minnedosa and Neepawa. Meanwhile $7 million will go towards twinning the Trans-Canada Highway near Virden.

“I am pleased to announce that more than $11 million in federal funds from the Strategic Highway Infrastructure Program is being used to support these two important highway improvement projects,” says federal Transport Minister David Collenette. “These projects will improve the flow of traffic and enhance safety on well-travelled sections of the national highway system.”

Manitoba Transportation Minister Steve Ashton adds, “The Trans-Canada Highway and Yellowhead Highway are major transport and tourism routes across our province, and they require improvements in a number of areas. They reflect the overall deteriorating condition of Manitoba’s aging infrastructure.”


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