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Manitoba to fully upgrade Trans-Canada Highway

A map shows the improvements being made to the Trans-Canada Highway between Winnipeg and the Saskatchewan border.
A map shows the improvements being made to the Trans-Canada Highway between Winnipeg and the Saskatchewan border. Josh Arason / Global News

WINNIPEG – The Manitoba government is investing $213 million in several projects to improve the Trans-Canada Highway from Winnipeg to the Saskatchewan boundary.

The planned improvements include fully paved shoulders, rumble strips, resurfacing, intersection enhancements and new bridges.

Transportation Minister Steve Ashton said the projects build on other infrastructure upgrades.

The result will be top access to North American trade routes for wholesalers, manufacturers, contractors and farmers, he said.

Work is expected to begin in the summer.

Another $110-million in projects to improve the highway from Winnipeg east to the Ontario boundary were announced late last year.

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