Manitoba to rebuild PTH 5A in Dauphin; work to start next year
By On-Site StaffRoads
The Manitoba government plans to spend $13 million to overhaul the main approach into Dauphin.
Ron Schuler, the province’s Infrastructure minister, announced funding for the upcoming infrastructure project June 9, saying work is scheduled to begin on Provincial Trunk Highway (PTH) 5A next year.
The province pointed to higher traffic volumes and high collision rates on what is currently a two-lane road as the driving forces for the upgrade project. The $13 million investment will convert a portion of PTH 5A into a four-lane divided roadway, cutting down on access points and improving intersections.
Construction is scheduled to start next year in the small city north of Brandon. Crews will be aiming to complete the job ahead of the 2024 Manitoba Summer Games, which Dauphin is hosting.
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