Manitoba has committed to spending nearly $70 million on upgrades to Provincial Road 227.
The project will see the entire 72 kilometres of the roadway have a paved surface as well as upgrades to three bridges.
“Building and maintaining a robust grid of reliable highways supports the efficient intra-provincial, interprovincial and international movement of goods, which is integral to Manitoba’s economic prosperity,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Doyle Piwniuk. “This significant investment will support pavement upgrades and three bridge projects on PR 227, so this strategic east-west corridor can accommodate heavy commercial loading.”
The project is expected to be completed within the next five years.