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May 14, 2019

PROVINCE RECONSTRUCTING AND PAVING 20-KILOMETRE SECTION OF PR 326 NEAR ARBORG

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Improving Road Safety, Helping Local Businesses Deliver Products to Market: Pallister

ARBORG—A reconstruction and surfacing project along a 20-km section of PR 326 near Arborg will begin this summer, Premier Brian Pallister announced here today.

“This roadway is seeing rapidly growing local industries including machine works companies, agriculture and other businesses,” Pallister said.  “These highway upgrades will improve worker safety and help local businesses deliver their products to market, and remain competitive here and around the world.  It’s an investment to foster economic growth in the Interlake and ensure a smoother, safer ride for community members and visitors.”
 
The project will extend along 20 km of PR 326 from Arborg to 2.4 km east of PR 233.  A tender for a portion of the north-south section of the highway is expected to be issued later this month, the premier said.

This road improvement project is one of several included in the Budget 2019 allotment of $45 million for capital projects in recognition of Manitoba’s 150th anniversary.  Projects considered for this additional infrastructure funding are those that:
•    support trade and commerce,
•    increase and support Manitoba tourism,
•    improve safety and level of service,
•    improve drainage, and
•    improve ride quality on roads.

These projects are expected to be completed in 2020, the premier said, adding all projects under this funding will be done through an open and competitive tendering process.  Tendering information is available at www.gov.mb.ca/mit/contracts/index.html.

Manitoba will celebrate its 150th anniversary, or sesquicentennial, in 2020.  For more information on Manitoba150, United in Celebration programming and events, visit www.manitoba150.com/ or follow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Manitoba150, on Twitter at www.twitter.com/Manitoba150 and Instagram (@manitoba150).

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