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March 19, 2015

MANITOBA GOVERNMENT INVESTS IN ROAD, BRIDGE, INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS IN NORTHERN MANITOBA


Investment to Support Jobs, Boost Regional Economy: Minister Kostyshyn

The Manitoba government is investing heavily this year in road and bridge upgrades in the north that will create jobs, boost the economy and improve traffic flow for motorists and commercial vehicles, Infrastructure and Transportation Minister Ron Kostyshyn announced today.

“The north is critical to the health of the Manitoba economy.  These investments will ensure businesses and municipalities can continue to grow and prosper,” Minister Kostyshyn said.  “This is part of the Manitoba government’s $5.5-billion, five-year core infrastructure plan and the long-term commitment to invest in roads, bridges and infrastructure throughout Manitoba.”

In 2015, the Manitoba government will invest $78 million in major infrastructure projects valued at more than $400,000, the minister noted.  This includes:

  • The Pas
    • PTH 10 – paving of 29.6 km from Wanless to PTH 39;
    • PTH 10 – grading of 17 km from the Flin Flon Airport Access to the east junction of PTH 10A;
    • PTH 10 – intersection improvements from the Flin Flon Airport Access to the east junction of PTH 10A;
    • PTH 10 – high-performance chip sealing of 40.9 km from PTH 60 to PR 282;  
    • PTH 60 – high-performance chip sealing of 43.5 km from PTH 6 to PR 327; and
    • PTH 39 – grade, base and paving of eight km from six km west of PR 596 to 10 km east of
      PR 596.
  • Norway House
    • PR 373 – grading of 10 km from Jenpeg to Minago River; and
    • PR 373 – base and surfacing of 21.8 km from Minago River to 21.8 km north of Minago River, north of Jenpeg.
  • Nelson House
    • PR 391 – grading of 17.5 km from Thompson to Suwanee River;
    • PR 391 – structure replacement at Eden Lake; and
    • PR 391 – structure rehabilitation at Burntwood River, in the vicinity of Thompson.

In the period from 2010-15, the Manitoba government invested $85 million in roads, bridges and infrastructure in the North, Minister Kostyshyn said.  This included:

  • The Pas
    • PTH 10 – grading and gravelling of 29.6 km from Wanless to PTH 39 (north of The Pas);
    • PTH 10 – paving of 30 km in The Pas from PR 282 to 16th Street;
    • PTH 10 – culvert replacements at various locations south of The Pas from PTH 60 to PR 289;
    • PTH 10 – culvert jacking at various locations from PTH 39 to Cranberry Portage;
    • PTH 39 – microsurfacing of 14 km from 16 km east of PTH 10 to 30 km east of PTH 10;
    • PTH 39 – paving of 44.8 km from 21.2 km west of Ponton to Ponton;
    • PTH 60 – microsurfacing of 20.9 km from 37.6 km west of Oscars Point to PTH 10;
    • PR 283 – paving of nine km from west of PTH 10 to PR 282; and
    • PR 384 – base and grading in the vicinity of Lobstick Creek.
  • Cormorant
    • PR 287 – grading and gravelling of 15 km in the vicinity of Cormorant Lake; and
    • PR 287 – structure replacement at Cormorant Lake Narrows, 38.7 km north of PR 384.
  • Nelson House
    • PR 391 – culvert replacements at various locations from Leaf Rapids to Lynn Lake.
  • Norway House
    • PR 373 – grading and gravelling of 14.6 km from six km north of Rossville Junction to Pine Creek;
    • PR 373 – grade, base and paving of 51.1 km from Sea Falls to north of PR 374;
    • PR 373 – base and surfacing of 19 km from Pine Creek to Sea Falls;
    • PR 373 – base and surfacing of 28.8 km from six km north of Rossville Junction to Sea Falls; and
    • PR 373 – base and surfacing of 15 km from 21.8 km north of Minago River to 12.5 km south of Sipiwesk Lake Junction.
  • Cross Lake
    • PR 374 – base and surfacing of 6.5 km from 14 km north of PR 373 to 2.0 km south of Kichi Sipi Bridge; and
    • PR 374 – base and surfacing of 16 km from two km south of Kichi Sipi Bridge to Cross Lake.

 

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