HEADINGLEY, MB, Nov. 14, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, the Governments of Canada and Manitoba celebrate the completion of the Headingley Divided Highway Improvement Project.
The project, which began last summer, involved the reconstruction of an existing 1.8-kilometre, undivided section of the Trans-Canada Highway in the Rural Municipality of Headingley, west of Winnipeg, Manitoba.
The project consisted of:
- new pavement and rehabilitation of existing pavement;
- a new raised median;
- three-metre-wide paved shoulders with rumble strips;
- service roads to replace existing highway access;
- lighting upgrades;
- improved signage; and
- intersection enhancements including turning lanes and signal lights that will provide access to the planned Headingley Business Park.
This work was undertaken by Mulder Construction Ltd. The project has resulted in a divided, limited-access highway between the Husky service station and the John Blumberg Sports Centre intersections, which will enhance safety and improve the flow of traffic on this busy stretch of the Trans-Canada Highway.
- The $9.9-million Headingley Divided Highway Improvement Project was jointly funded by the Governments of Canada and Manitoba.
- The Government of Canada will contribute up to $5.65 million from the Gateways and Border Crossings Fund, and the Government of Manitoba will provide the remaining funding.
"The Government of Canada is committed to working with our provincial partners to improve infrastructure and promote long-term economic growth in Manitoba. We are pleased to have invested in this important project which will improve the flow of people and goods, decrease commute times, and increase safety for motorists."
The Honourable Steven Fletcher
Member of Parliament for Charleswood—St. James—Assiniboia
"By twinning this section of the Trans-Canada Highway, we are streamlining the movement of goods and people while improving public safety. This investment is key to supporting trade and long-term economic growth. It also supports key initiatives such as CentrePort. We are pleased to partner with the Government of Canada on this important project."
The Honourable Steve Ashton
Manitoba Minister of Infrastructure and Transportation
SOURCE: Transport Canada
For further information: Ashley Kelahear, Director of Communications, Office of the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, Ottawa, 613-991-0700; Media Relations, Transport Canada, Ottawa, 613-993-0055; Rachel Morgan, Press Secretary, Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation, Province of Manitoba, 204-945-1494