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May 22, 2020

PROVINCE ANNOUNCES ONLINE PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT FOR ROAD SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS NEAR OAKBANK

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Asking for Input on Intersection of Provincial Roads 206 and 213: Schuler

The province is launching an online public engagement to seek input on how to improve safety at the intersection of Provincial Road (PR) 206 and PR 213 (Garven Road), Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler announced today.
 
“Road safety is a priority of the Manitoba government, and we are listening to concerns expressed by drivers and community members about the intersection of PR 206 and Garven Road,” said Schuler. “In response to serious collisions at the intersection, Manitoba Infrastructure added interim safety measures last year, with the intention of creating permanent solutions. We are now gathering public input on the proposed plan.” 
 
In June 2019, Schuler announced interim improvements for the intersection north of Oakbank including the installation of rumble strips on Garven Road east and west of the intersection, flags on the stop-ahead signs and a flashing red light on the stop signs. In November, the province reduced the speed limit on Garven Road to 70 km/h for 300 metres on either side of the intersection and reduced the speed limit on PR 206 between Oakbank and Garven Road to 90 km/h from 100 km/h. 
 
The province is now seeking public input on two options for permanent safety infrastructure at the intersection: a roundabout or traffic control signals. 
 
Due to restrictions on gatherings due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the province is holding a virtual public engagement through the EngageMB portal. To take part in the consultation, visit https://engagemb.ca/garven-road starting Monday, May 25. 
 
The online public engagement will close Friday, June 5.
 
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