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March 28, 2024

Manitoba Government Upgrading Roads in Norway House

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Province also Launching Study to Replace Sea Falls Ferry with a Permanent Bridge

Norway House Cree Nation and the Northern Affairs community of Norway House will soon see upgrades to provincially owned roads, thanks to a $21.5-million multi-year investment from the Manitoba government, Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Lisa Naylor and Municipal and Northern Relations Minister Ian Bushie announced today. 

"We’re upgrading and restoring the roads connecting communities to each other and the local airport,” said Naylor. “This will make it easier and safer for people to get around the Norway House region. As we prioritize vital infrastructure across the province, we’re collaborating with First Nations in the spirit of reconciliation, community well-being and economic growth.” 

The proposed $21.5-million Norway House project focuses on repaving approximately 30 kilometers of provincial roads that traverse through and connect both Norway House Cree Nation and the Norway House community. The project also includes the restoration of Provincial Road 373. 

“Everyone deserves safe and accessible infrastructure, no matter where they live in Manitoba,” said Bushie. “I thank the people of Treaty 5, Norway House Cree Nation and the Northern Affairs community for working with us on this initiative. Today’s announcement is an example of what we can accomplish together.”   

“I am pleased to see these projects move ahead. These are essential infrastructure initiatives that will improve the safety of community members. It is a sign that the government takes northern needs seriously,” said Chief Larson Anderson, Norway House Cree Nation. 

Additionally, Manitoba Transportation and Infrastructure is advancing a joint cost-shared feasibility study with the Government of Canada to replace the nearby Sea Falls Ferry with a permanent bridge.

These upgrades support Manitoba’s multi-year infrastructure investment strategy, Naylor noted, which outlines planned strategic investments in roads, highways, bridges, airports and flood protection over the next five years in Manitoba. 

For more information on Manitoba’s 2023 Multi-Year Infrastructure Investment Strategy, visit:

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