WINNIPEG — It’s still okay to drive your trucks along Provencher Blvd. in Manitoba’s capital city but don’t include the four-way main thoroughfare in any long-term planning.
It might get a truck ban yet.
If you’re confused, you’re not alone.
On Jan. 31, The City of Winnipeg issued a report announcing that heavy trucks will remain welcome on the street. It stems from a proposal from local councilor Dan Vandal who proposed a ban on the street in September, 2103.
After Vandal made his suggestion, the City researched the matter and then returned with the no-ban report.
To de-list Provencher Boulevard as a truck route is not only inconsistent with the guiding principles of the Transportation Master Plan, but has negative safety and other implications far beyond Provencher Boulevard.
After the MTA’s annual general meeting last week, General Manager Terry Shaw told todaystrucking.com that while Provencher is still open to truck traffic, the City is conducting a new study, which could result in changes.
“The City of Winnipeg Standing Policy Committee on Infrastructure Renewal and Public Works is awaiting another report for the administration studying the impacts of limiting truck traffic on Provencher on a seasonal or part-time basis.
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