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Media Bulletin - Manitoba

November 6, 2023

Province Advises Trans-Canada Highway Reopened on West Side of Portage la Prairie

Manitoba Transportation and Infrastructure (MTI) reports that construction on the Trans-Canada Highway and Provincial Trunk Highway (PTH) 1A at the interchange on the west side of Portage la Prairie has progressed to the point of allowing a phased reopening of all traffic lanes. 

The Trans-Canada Highway and the new overpass on PTH 1A on the west side of Portage la Prairie are now open to traffic. Single-lane closures will remain on the Trans-Canada Highway in both the eastbound and westbound directions until the remaining on-highway work can be completed. This work is anticipated to be completed by Nov. 14, allowing the Trans-Canada Highway to be fully opened to traffic in both directions. 

Motorists are asked to observe signage and use caution while travelling through the construction zone. 

MTI advises the project’s completion including cleanup activities will continue next spring after the winter shutdown and should be complete in summer 2024. 

Current information about traffic impact can be found at

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