$53 Million Committed in Joint Funding for Manitoba Highways
Both the Government of Manitoba and the Federal government have committed $53 million in joint funding to rehabilitate two northern Manitoba highways: the Provincial Trunk Highways (PTH) 1 and 6. Each government is committing $16.5 million and $10 million to PTH 1 and PTH 6 respectively.
The PTH1 project will rehabilitate two sections of the highway: grade widening of a 21.3 kilometre stretch from PTH 11 to Provincial Road 308, and resurfacing a length of 31.8 kilometres from Brokenhead River to the Greater Winnipeg Water District Railway. The PTH6 project will rehabilitate the pavement on a section of roadway from Provincial Road 248 to Provincial Road 415. The work will also include intersection improvements and other safety upgrades, such as paved shoulders with rumble strips.
Said Infrastructure Minister Blaine Pederson: “Each of our highways connects communities and enables economic activity across our large and diverse province,” and that “Highway 6 is a gateway to northern Manitoba, connecting our communities in the north to the capital region of our province. Highway 1-East is also an important lifeline for Manitoba servicing high volumes of traffic over a busy stretch of the Trans-Canada Highway.”