Highway 9 upgrades coming

The province has rolled out a plan that promises to make rolling along highway nine a little bit smoother.

The work to upgrade the major roadway into Manitoba’s Interlake will cost $45 million.

Included in the plan is concrete resurfacing for more than seven kilometers of the road immediately north of the Perimeter Highway and some work in and around Selkirk.

Today’s announcement doesn’t include any portions of the more northern reaches of Highway Nine.  All of the work will take place between Winnipeg and the junction with PTH 17.

Transport Minister Steve Ashton says the money for the work will be coming from the cash brought in by the recent increase to the provincial sales tax.

A map of the planned work can be found here.

— Garth Hilderman

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