MLA Caldwell Welcomes Construction on Five Highways in Western Manitoba

Manitoba Building and Renewal Plan Builds Critical Infrastructure on the Trans-Canada Highway, PTH 3, PTH 110, PTH 6 and PTH 1 Near PTH 16

10 June 2013

Brandon East MLA Drew Caldwell was pleased to note the start of construction on five major highways serving Western Manitoba, at a total cost of $41.65 million.

“Manitoba is investing $4 billion into highway renewal—the largest infrastructure renewal in provincial history,” said Caldwell. "In Brandon and Western Manitoba, this investment helps us build for the future."

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 investments to the Brandon and Westman region include:

  • Improvements to the eastern access route, a new 4.1-kilometre stretch of Highway 110 between the Assiniboine River and the Trans-Canada Highway;

  • Construction on a 22-kilometre section of Highway 3 between Medora and Deloraine;

  • Construction on a 1.37-kilometre section of the north service road off the Trans-Canada Highway near Brandon;

  • Improvements to a 17.2-kilometre stretch of Highway 16 near Foxwarren; and

  • Construction on a 7.6-kilometre section of the Trans-Canada Highway west of Portage la Prairie.

All projects are 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 his PC government abandoned Manitoba’s critical infrastructure. They froze or cut funding for roads and highways over five budgets. Nothing has changed. Brian Pallister today is again calling for deep cuts to the services and infrastructure that Manitoba families count on.

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Background Information

Further details on individual construction projects below.

Highway 110 near Brandon (eastern access route):

  • Covers a 4.1-kilometre stretch of PTH 110 near Brandon

  • Construction will be done by Tri-wave Construction at a cost of $11.5 million

  • Will create an estimated 131 person years of employment

Highway 3 between Medora and Deloraine:

  • Covers a 22-kilometre distance from the east junction of PR 254 to the south junction of PTH 21

  • Construction will be done by Mulder Construction Ltd. at a cost of $7.25 million

  • Will include new paving and result in better traffic flow and increased safety for motorists;

  • Will create an estimated 82 person years of employment

Trans-Canada Highway Near Brandon:

  • Covers a distance of 1.37 kilometres from Deer Ridge Road to the junction of PTH 10 in Brandon

  • Construction will be done by Maple Leaf Construction at a cost of $3.2 million

  • Will include grade improvements and paving

  • Will improve traffic flow and improve safety for motorists

  • Will create an estimated 36 person years of employment

Highway 16 Near Foxwarren:

  • Covers a distance of 17.2 kilometres from PR 359 to PTH 83

  • Construction will be done by Russell Redi-Max at a cost of $13.5 million

  • Will include grade widening and paving the surface

  • Will provide a smoother, safer highway

  • Will create an estimated 153 person years of employment

Trans-Canada Highway Near Highway 16:

  • Covers 7.6-km section of the Trans-Canada Highway, starting one km west of PTH 16 and ending at the west junction of PTH 1A, west of Portage la Prairie

  • Construction will be done by Mulder Construction and Materials for $6.2 million

  • Will create an estimated 70 person years of employment