As part of the 2023 Multi-Year Infrastructure Investment Strategy, the Manitoba government is investing more than $50 million over the next five years to build on its multimodal transportation hub and trade gateways to create economic opportunities for all Manitobans, Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Doyle Piwniuk announced here today.
“We are undertaking a range of strategic initiatives to support our government’s vision of growing Manitoba as a transportation hub that better enable trade access to markets and support investment in trade-based industries,” said Piwniuk. “These investments will ensure the enhanced safety and sustainability of infrastructure for the safe movement of people and goods across the province.”
The Manitoba government’s 2023 Multi-year Infrastructure Investment Strategy provides a five-year plan that details the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure’s plans to invest in new and existing highway, water, airport and general assets. This is the first time a five-year capital strategy has been shared, offering a preview of planned capital projects to the public and industry.
Capital project highlights in the plan include:
- $10.3 million for 1.6 km of surface rehabilitation of the Trans-Canada Highway from Provincial Trunk Highway (PTH) 10 to PTH 1A (rear south service road);
- $7.1 million for surface rehabilitation of the Trans-Canada Highway from 0.3 km west of the west junction of PTH 10 to 0.3 km east of the east junction of PTH 10;
- $6.5 million for surface rehabilitation of Provincial Road (PR) 270 from the Trans-Canada Highway to PTH 25;
- $6.5 million for structure replacement on the Trans-Canada Highway westbound lanes at Willow Creek East Branch;
- $6.4 million for structure replacement on Trans-Canada Highway westbound lanes at Willow Creek West Branch;
- $5.3 million for surface rehabilitation PTH 10 from the Trans-Canada Highway to PTH 25;
- $3.6 million for structure replacement Trans-Canada Highway westbound lanes at South Boggy Creek from 1.1 km east of PR 340; and
- $1.36 million works on PR 457 from 0.5 km east of PR 110 to 0.5 km east of PR 468;
“Today’s announcement is great news for Brandon and the Westman region,” said Mayor Jeff Fawcett, City of Brandon. “These multi-year improvements, continued repairs to 18th Street, and the ongoing project to replace Daly Overpass Bridge ensure that Brandon is set up for a prosperous future.”
In addition to these investments, the department has increased its maintenance and operations budget this upcoming fiscal year by $11 million—the first time there has been such an increase in the last decade.
Significant repairs have been undertaken in the last few weeks in the Brandon area including regular maintenance to be undertaken on 18th Street in Brandon, with staff being mobilized for work on spring break-up repairs and patching potholes as the temperatures rise, noted the minister.
“These investments also build on the previously announced $88-million Daly Bridge project to reflect our government’s continued commitment to improving Brandon’s transportation infrastructure and enhancing pedestrian and road safety,” said Piwniuk. “It is encouraging to see the progress made on this project and especially for residents and visitors to witness some of the largest cranes ever in the Brandon and Westman region as a visible reminder of the important work underway.”
To read the 2023 Multi-year Infrastructure Investment Strategy, visit https://gov.mb.ca/mit/myhis/index.html.