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March 5, 2015

MANITOBANS INVITED TO SHARE VIEWS AT OPEN HOUSE IN EMERSON ON MAJOR CHANGES TO PTH 75 AT CANADA-U.S. BORDER CROSSING



Manitobans will have a chance to share their views on major changes planned for the PTH 75 approach to the international border crossing at Emerson at an open house meeting, Infrastructure and Transportation Minister Ron Kostyshyn announced today.

“We have seen significant increases in cross-border trade and tourism as Manitoba’s economy continues to perform among the best in the country,” said Minister Kostyshyn.  “This work will ensure that our diverse economy continues to grow with increased trade opportunities and faster border crossings.”

The final road designs will ultimately accommodate additional inspection lines and facilities being planned on both sides of the border, the minister said, adding the road improvements will also allow greater traffic efficiency and safety for international travellers and goods destined for and returning from the U.S.

The open house will be held today from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Emerson Community Complex, 101 Church St.

“The Manitoba government has improved PTH 75 making it a smoother, faster drive.  Plans have been announced to flood proof the highway to interstate standards.  Now it is time to complete the project by ensuring a seamless border,” said Minister Kostyshyn.  “The historic Lord Selkirk Highway (Route Lord Selkirk) has become the key north-south route for tourist and commercial traffic, and provides the link to the CentrePort Canada trade hub.”

This project is co-funded by the Province of Manitoba and the Government of Canada under the Gateways and Border Crossings Fund.

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