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Manitoba Infrastructure Minister discusses Perimeter Highway study

Manitoba Infrastructure Minister discusses Perimeter Highway study

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Manitoba’s Infrastructure Minister will discuss a government study on Winnipeg’s Perimeter Highway Monday.

Ron Schuler has scheduled a press conference from the Legislative Building for 11 a.m. Global News will stream the event live in this story.

Read more: Manitoba unveils blueprint for decades’ worth of upgrades to South Perimeter Highway

Last August the province unveiled  its overall vision for Winnipeg’s South Perimeter Highway, which include major upgrades over at least the next two decades.

Click to play video: South Perimeter Highway Improvements

The entire plan for the upgrades has been broken into two phases.

Read more: Manitoba to spend $150M on highway repairs

The first was designed with forecasted 2048 traffic volumes in mind and includes making the highway into a four-lane divided freeway, improving and adding interchanges, as well as widening some sections.

The second stage includes expanding the highway into six lanes, constructing additional interchanges, and building a bypass around St. Norbert.

–With files from Will Reimer 

Click to play video: Manitoba infrastructure minister announces construction of new interchange at busy Winnipeg intersection
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