Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler announced that the Manitoba government is working in collaboration with the Town of Niverville to cost-share $1.9 million in improvements to the intersection of Provincial Road (PR) 311 and Mulberry Avenue.
“Our government is committed to working with municipalities and listening to Manitobans in supporting projects that will improve road safety and provide economic benefits to communities,” said Schuler. “Niverville has one of the highest population growth rates in the province and the need for increased infrastructure will enhance quality of life and strengthen commercial and residential sectors in the area.”
Improvements include adding turning lanes and traffic signals to facilitate increasing traffic volume through the intersection. The upgrades are also expected to improve operations at the PR 311 intersection with Krahn Road. Manitoba Infrastructure provided initial funding in addition to traffic signal designs and will also contribute $625,000 towards this project.
“The announcement of these new lights at Mulberry and PR 311 is wonderful news for our community,” said Mayor Myron Dyck, Town of Niverville. “This is a high traffic area near our new rec centre and our high school, so these lights will greatly improve the safety of area drivers and pedestrians.”
Upgrades at this intersection will provide access to the southern part of the town into the golf course and a proposed new development including a new hotel. The Town of Niverville will also be given first choice to host the 2026 Manitoba Winter Games as the 2022 games scheduled for Niverville were cancelled, noted the minister, and these capital projects will help accommodate increased tourism and benefit community residents.