MLA Nevakshonoff Welcomes Construction Starting on Highway 7

Manitoba Building and Renewal Plan Builds Critical Infrastructure on PTH 7 near Stony Mountain

6 June 2013

Interlake MLA Tom Nevakshonoff was pleased to note the start of construction on a 20.3-kilometre section of PTH 7. This $20 million project will result in better traffic flow and increased safety for motorists.

"I am pleased to see this project move forward for the residents of Stony Mountain and others in the Interlake,” said Nevakshonoff. “This is one of the major routes out of this region with a high volume of truck and commuter traffic."

The Manitoba Building and Renewal Plan is the Manitoba NDP’s strategy to build the critical infrastructure families count on – like flood protection, hospitals, schools, and the vital bridges and highways that connect our communities and drive our economy.

This plan will create thousands of good jobs, stimulate our economy, and keep building a better Manitoba, for everyone.

These upgrades in infrastructure will:

  • include rehabilitation of concrete pavement and construction of bituminous pavement shoulders;

  • cover a distance of 20.3 km from 1.6 km south of PTH 101 to 2.3 km north of PTH 67, near the town of Stony Mountain;

  • be undertaken by Nelson River Construction Inc at a cost of $20 million; and

  • be completed by the end of this construction season, weather permitting.

Budget 2013 invests a record spending $622 million for highways and bridges.

In the 1990s, Brian Pallister and that PC government abandoned Manitoba’s critical infrastructure. They froze or cut funding for roads and highways five times. Nothing has changed. Once again, Brian Pallister is calling for deep cuts to the services that Manitoba families count on.