Newspaper article The Canadian Press

American-Style Interstate Model Proposed for Busy Manitoba Highway

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

American-Style Interstate Model Proposed for Busy Manitoba Highway

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Interstate model proposed for Manitoba road

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WINNIPEG - The Manitoba government is looking at turning a busy but aging roadway around Winnipeg's south side into a freeway.

The province is hiring an engineering consultant to investigate transforming the south Perimeter Highway into a thoroughfare featuring overpasses, ramps, loops and service roads for highway access.

The design will also include plans for a potential bypass around the south-end St. Norbert neighbourhood.

The study will take two years to complete, but the province hasn't said how much it will cost.

Infrastructure Minister Blaine Pedersen said last November that the province was studying the highway's future because it's nearing the end of its life cycle.

The previous NDP government had promised a St. …

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