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News » Canada » Manitoba seeks consultant for highway redesign » published 2 Aug 2017

Manitoba seeks consultant for highway redesign

The province of Manitoba plans to appoint an engineering consultant to carry out an initial design study for reconstruction of the south Perimeter Highway.

Infrastructure minister Blaine Pedersen announced that a request for proposals has been issued. “Our government is committed to ensuring value for money as we rebuild our aging provincial infrastructure,” said Pedersen. “Our goal is to increase trade and improve transportation efficiency on this very important, heavily-travelled route. We look forward to hearing from industry experts to see what improvements can be made to handle projected traffic increases over the next several decades.”

The work involves a redesign of south Perimeter Highway - also known as Provincial Trunk Highway (PTH) 100 - from PTH 1W to PTH 1E. The aim is to create a modern freeway similar to American interstate standards, where  interchanges with overpass structures, ramps or loops and service roads provide highway access. The functional design will also include plans for a future westerly bypass of St Norbert.

The minister noted that the functional design study will need to address aspects such as future interchange locations, future railroad grade separations, bridge replacements and/or modifications,  environmental sensitivities, city of Winnipeg transit requirements, stakeholder consultations and public engagement.

The functional design study, which is estimated to take approximately two years to complete, will guide more detailed design work and reconstruction on PTH 100 in the future.

 

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This article was published on 2 Aug 2017 (last updated on 2 Aug 2017).

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