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October 3, 2022

MANITOBA GOVERNMENT INVESTING ALMOST $27 MILLION FOR CONSTRUCTION PROJECT ON PROVINCIAL TRUNK HIGHWAY 12



The Manitoba government is investing $26.9 million for a reconstruction project on a segment of Provincial Trunk Highway (PTH) 12, Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Doyle Piwniuk announced today.

“Our government continues to make strategic infrastructure investments to build and maintain a safe, reliable highway network,” said Piwniuk. “Upgrades to PTH 12 were proposed as part of our Trade and Commerce Grid and I am pleased to announce a $26.9 million financial commitment for the project. The roadway will be reconstructed to accommodate increased commercial loads and meet current and future traffic volumes.”

The minister noted the project will reconstruct the section of PTH 12 between the Trans-Canada Highway and PTH 15, which has experienced rapid deterioration and rutting due to increased traffic volumes in recent years.

The project includes pulverizing the existing surface, applying bituminous pavement and widening the shoulders to meet current standards. The project will also improve the intersection at Provincial Road 501, rehabilitate a railway crossing, and improve drainage in the area as required.

The project tender for this major capital project will be posted to MERX at www.merx.com with an expected deadline at the end of November, the minister said.

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