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January 10, 2024

Manitoba Government Seeking Feedback on Plans for North Perimeter Highway


Manitobans Invited to Have a Say in Their Infrastructure: Naylor

Manitobans are invited to provide their thoughts on the new plans for Provincial Trunk Highway (PTH) 101, the North Perimeter Highway, Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Lisa Naylor announced today. 

“Manitobans rely on highways to commute to school and work, travel and visit loved ones,” said Naylor. “Our government is committed to building the infrastructure needed so our highways are safe and accessible. I encourage Manitobans to use this opportunity to share their ideas on how we can make improvements to the Perimeter Highway.” 

The Manitoba government is working to upgrade the Perimeter Highway around Winnipeg to meet freeway standards. Consultants were engaged to undertake a functional design study of PTH 101 in 2022. The purpose of the study is to plan to turn the North Perimeter Highway into a fully access-controlled, grade-separated freeway that can ultimately accommodate six lanes and improve highway safety. The proposed functional design, which will incorporate public and stakeholder feedback, is expected to be completed by December, the minister noted. 

An online survey launched this week invites Manitobans’ feedback on the proposed options for the PTH 101 functional design study, which includes drawings of the alignments for five separate segments along PTH 101. The survey will be available until Jan. 24. The government will post a What We Heard report summarizing the feedback received on the EngageMB website shortly after. 

Other in-person public engagement opportunities will take place throughout the project. The third phase of public engagement is expected to commence in fall 2024 to present the recommendations of the functional design study, which will incorporate feedback gathered during the EngageMB round of consultations. Phase three public engagement will include stakeholder meetings, open houses and other engagement activities. 

The Perimeter Highway is a key economic corridor in Manitoba and Canada, providing a link to the Trans-Canada Highway and the U.S. border, added Naylor. 

Work on the Perimeter Highway supports the Manitoba government’s infrastructure investment strategy, which outlines strategic investment in roads, highways, bridges, airports and flood protection over the next five years, noted the minister. 

To participate in the EngageMB survey, please visit https://engagemb.ca/pth101. For more information on the multi-year strategy, visit https://gov.mb.ca/mti/myhis/index.html

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