Provincial and federal government officials announced $53 million in joint funding for major rehabilitation projects for Provincial Trunk Highways (PTH) 1 and 6. This rehabilitation work will extend the life of these assets by approximately 20 years.
“Each of our highways connects communities and enables economic activity across our large and diverse province,” said Infrastructure Minister Blaine Pedersen. “Highway 6 is a gateway to northern Manitoba, connecting our communities in the north to the capital region of our province. Highway 1-East is also an important lifeline for Manitoba servicing high volumes of traffic over a busy stretch of the Trans-Canada Highway.”
The PTH1 project will rehabilitate two sections of the highway: grade widening of a 21.3 kilometre stretch from PTH 11 to Provincial Road 308, and resurfacing a length of 31.8 kilometres from Brokenhead River to the Greater Winnipeg Water District Railway.
The PTH6 project will rehabilitate the pavement on a section of roadway from Provincial Road 248 to Provincial Road 415. The work will also include intersection improvements and other safety upgrades, such as paved shoulders with rumble strips.
The governments of Canada and Manitoba are each contributing up to $16.5 million to the PTH 1 East rehabilitation project under the Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component – National and Regional Projects, representing the total project cost. With regards to the PTH 6 project, the governments of Canada and Manitoba are each contributing up to $10 million under the Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component – National and Regional Projects, representing the total project cost.