Manitoba’s Hwy 75 to receive upgrades
By Adam FreillConstruction Infrastructure Roads
Province to spend more than $60 million to repave and restore 27.7 km of key commercial route.
The Manitoba government is investing more than $61 million to restore a segment of Provincial Trunk Highway (PTH) 75 from Morris to Ste. Agathe, as part of a $1.5-billion three-year commitment to improving Manitoba’s highway network.
“Our government is committed to building safe, reliable infrastructure that supports economic growth and opportunity in our province,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Doyle Piwniuk. “These upgrades will improve the efficiency of Canada’s international and inter-provincial trade flows and make travel on PTH 75 safer for everyone.”
The minister noted PTH 75 is an important commercial route that supports the transportation of local goods, products and services to international markets. Work will include 27.7 kilometres of surface reconstruction, as well as shoulder, drainage and intersection improvements. The surface will be reconstructed using concrete pavement.
“On behalf of the members of the Manitoba Trucking Association, we welcome today’s infrastructure investment announcement,” said Aaron Dolyniuk, executive director with the Manitoba Trucking Association (MTA). “Road safety is a priority for the MTA and investments such as the one announced today will improve safety for everyone travelling this route.”
The existing pavement was constructed on PTH 75 from Provincial Road (PR) 205 to PR 305 in 1988 and from PTH 23 to PR 205 in 1991. Despite ongoing maintenance, the pavement has now deteriorated to the point where full reconstruction is required, the minister said.
The work will be tendered as two separate projects: concrete reconstruction of the southbound lanes from PTH 23 to PR 205, at an estimated cost of $29 million; and concrete reconstruction of the southbound lanes from PR 205 to PR 305, at an estimated cost of $32.8 million.
The province plans to advertise tenders for the two projects in the spring of 2023. Both projects are expected to be completed in the fall of 2023.
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