MLA Kostyshyn Welcomes Upgrades to PTH 10 Between the Pas and Swan River

Manitoba Building and Renewal Plan Builds Critical Infrastructure Between the Pas and Swan River on Highway 10

June 6, 2013

Swan River MLA Ron Kostyshyn was pleased to note the start of construction on a 15-kilometre stretch of PTH 10. This $6 million project will improve safety for area motorists and commercial vehicles.

“I am pleased to see this important road project move forward,” said Kostyshyn. “It continues our government’s commitment to better infrastructure in rural Manitoba.”

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.

This Highway 10 construction project will:

  • repave the road surface and create a smoother, safer highway;

  • cover a distance of 15 km from the Overflowing River to 10 km south of PTH 60;

  • be done by Mulder Construction and Materials at a cost of $6 million; and

  • is expected to 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.