WINNIPEG — The Province of Manitoba is partnering with the Rural Municipality of West St. Paul to replace the Grassmere Drain structure on Provincial Trunk Highway (PTH) 9.
PTH 9 is a transportation link for residents and businesses entering and exiting Winnipeg from north of the Perimeter Highway. The existing culvert is over 100 years old and must be replaced, a government of Manitoba release stated.
“The replacement of the Grassmere Drain culvert at PTH 9 is long overdue and is much needed for the West St. Paul community, as well as all those who commute on Main Street each and every day. This project will not only enhance flood protection and improve drainage, but increase public safety,” provincial infrastructure minister Ron Schuler said in a statement.
“As mayor of West St. Paul, I really appreciate Minister Schuler’s strategic approach to addressing this drainage, flooding and public safety issue. By including two pedestrian bridges as part of the project, the people of West St. Paul will now have greater opportunities for pathways for active living,” R.M. of West St. Paul Mayor Cheryl Christian added.
The design for the new structure is being finalized, with construction expected to begin in the summer and conclude by fall 2020. Total project cost is estimated at $7.6 million.