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Trans-Canada, Manitoba trunk highway to get $53M overhauls

Federal and provincial funds to widen, rehabilitate two Winnipeg-area roads



WINNIPEG—Two of Manitoba’s main trunk roads are getting a $53 million facelift, courtesy of federal and provincial infrastructure dollars.

The two tiers of government announced Aug. 23 stretches of Provincial Trunk Highways 1 and 6 will be rehabilitated and resurfaced.

Under the project, crews will widen a 21.3-kilometre segment of the Trans-Canada Highway, or PTH 1, east of Winnipeg, as well as resurface 31.8 kilometres of roadway from Brokenhead River to the Greater Winnipeg Water District Railway.

Work on PTH 6, meanwhile, will include rehabilitating a 22.7-kilometre stretch of highway west of Winnipeg. The project also covers intersection improvements, installing paved shoulders and rumble strips.

The allotment for work on the Trans-Canada Highway is $33 million, while $20 million has been set aside for work on PTH 6.

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