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November 1, 2019

PUBLIC INVITED TO VIEW SOUTH PERIMETER HIGHWAY DESIGN PLAN



Manitobans are invited to see the province’s long-term vision for a safer South Perimeter Highway (PTH 100), Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler announced today.  The province is hosting three public information sessions in December to hear feedback on its preferred design for the roadway.

“Our government’s first priority is the safety of Manitobans on our roads,” said Schuler.  “Thousands of vehicles drive the South Perimeter every day and many access this portion of road through uncontrolled intersections.  We need to do substantive work to address safety and operational problems.”

In 2018, the province launched its South Perimeter Highway Design Study to guide a long-term vision to upgrade PTH 100 to a modern freeway standard with three lanes in each direction.  A freeway standard eliminates at-grade or level crossings; intersecting roadways would use interchanges and overpasses, while PTH 100 would go overtop railways.

The province began its public engagement process in 2018 to inform the study and present design options.  The third and final phase of information sessions is scheduled for December, in which the proposed functional design of PTH 100 alignment and associated structures will be presented to the public for feedback.
 
Open houses are scheduled on the following dates:
•    Dec. 10 – 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Dakota Community Centre, 1188 Dakota St., Winnipeg;
•    Dec. 11 – 5 to 8 p.m., South Winnipeg Community Centre, 666 Silverstone Ave., Winnipeg; and
•    Dec. 12 – 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., Oak Bluff Recreation Club, 101-123 MacDonald Rd., Oak Bluff.

Information about the South Perimeter Highway Design Study is available at www.gov.mb.ca/mit/hpd/pth100/studies.html.


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