The Manitoba government is undertaking a major reconstruction and twinning project on Provincial Trunk Highway (PTH) 32 in Winkler, Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler has announced.
“The major reconstruction and twinning of PTH 32 will greatly improve traffic flow in the Winkler area,” said Schuler. “We are pleased to be moving forward as soon as possible with the improvements to First Street in Winkler from Victoria Street to PTH 14.”
The project includes installation of a pathway on the east side of PTH 32 and new traffic signals at Mountain Avenue. It also includes upgraded signals at the intersections of Roblin Boulevard and Cargill Road, and upgraded CP Rail crossing surface and signals.
“This is one of the busiest roadways in rural Manitoba with traffic counts measuring up to 15,000 cars per day,” said Health, Seniors and Active Living Minister Cameron Friesen. “The city of Winkler is growing rapidly with a thriving industrial, commercial and retail community that continues to expand. This investment will continue to support growth in Winkler.”
“The City of Winkler Council and our entire region are delighted our vision is about to come to fruition, and this government has seen the need to improve the safety and capacity of PTH 32,” said Mayor Martin Harder, City of Winkler. “This project has been on our radar for over 15 years and good things are worth the wait.”
Construction is expected to begin next week with expected substantial completion by late fall of 2020, Schuler noted, adding sidewalk work may carry over into early summer 2021. Construction updates will be posted online at www.gov.mb.ca/mit/.