Improvements at the intersection of PR 206 and PR 213, Garven Road, will make for a safer drive along a busy roadway north of Oakbank.

“Manitobans have shared their concerns about safety at this intersection and our government is listening,” said Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler. “This is the first step in a more robust plan under consideration to improve safety at the intersection. We will be looking at options for intersection improvements including the feasibility of a roundabout.”

Work this summer will include:

  • reducing the speed zone on PR 206 approaching PR 213,
  • flags highlighting the stop ahead signs on PR 213,
  • addition of rumble strips in advance of the stop sign on PR 213, and
  • the installation of a flashing red light on the stop signs.

“It’s just last month that our council passed a resolution to support this initiative by Manitoba Infrastructure,” said Mayor Tiffany Fell, RM of Springfield. “We are very pleased the province is acting so quickly on these important safety measures at the intersection.”

The minister noted the safety improvements will be completed by early July.