November 26, 2013 3:34 pm
Updated: November 27, 2013 9:50 am

Province plans new interchanges on south Perimeter

Premier Greg Selinger announces plans for a five-year, $200-million redevelopment of the south and west Perimeter that includes rebuilding the highway surface from Highway 1 to Brady Road.

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WINNIPEG — The Selinger government is promising a smoother and faster ride on the Perimeter Highway.

The NDP revealed its plans Tuesday for a five-year, $200-million redevelopment of the south and west Perimeter that includes rebuilding the highway surface from the Trans-Canada Highway to Brady Road. There will also be a “diamond interchange” to replace the intersection at McGillivray Boulevard.

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“The Perimeter has served Winnipeggers well the last 50 years and as our population and economy grows, we will take this highway to the next level to make the most of Manitoba’s central location, which gives us a real edge in North American trade,” Premier Greg Selinger is quoted in a news release.

“The work on the southwest Perimeter Highway is part of our overall plan to improve our connection to the rest of the continent that includes flood-proofing PTH 75 to interstate standards, opening CentrePort Canada Way and constructing a bypass at Headingley.”

The plan also includes engineering work to build interchanges elsewhere along the south Perimeter, including at Waverley Street, St. Mary’s Road and St. Anne’s Road.

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