WINNIPEG — The Government of Manitoba has outlined a multi-year $4.1 billion infrastructure strategy that will see upgrades done to 1,862 kilometres of provincial roads.
The plan contains more than 800 approved capital projects to be undertaken over the next five years including upgrades to provincial highways, water control and northern airport assets, states a news release.
Roughly $2.5 billion is earmarked for highway infrastructure. Approximately $560 million will go towards improving key trade and commerce routes, $280 million to upgrade the Perimeter Highway to freeway standards and $151 million to construct a new interchange on the South Perimeter Highway at St. Anne’s Road.
A comprehensive map of all the projects can be viewed here.
“Manitoba holds a unique economic position, with gateways linking our province to trade in the north, south, east and west,” said Doyle Piwniuk, minister of transportation and infrastructure, in a statement.
“The 2023 Multi-year Infrastructure Investment Strategy provides a comprehensive picture of the department’s project initiatives that will build on our multimodal transportation hub and trade gateways as we continue working to ensure Manitobans have access to safe, reliable and sustainable infrastructure.”
Read the strategy at https://www.gov.mb.ca/mit/myhis/index.html.