Posted on 04/08/2014, 10:04 am, by mySteinbach

Four significant road improvement projects on PTH 12 in the city of Steinbach will be supported through the cost-shared Urban Highway Fund, Premier Greg Selinger and Steinbach Mayor Chris Goertzen announced.

“PTH 12 is an important north-south route for both travel and trade. These investments, through our Urban Highway Fund, are part of our long-term commitment to invest in roads and bridges throughout Manitoba,” said Premier Selinger. “We encourage other communities and municipalities to make use of this fund as it will cut their costs for select road repairs in half.”

“The City of Steinbach is pleased to be partnering with the Province of Manitoba to fund much-needed improvements at these intersections,” said Mayor Goertzen. “As the gateway to the southeast for tourism and commercial traffic, it is important that all traffic, whether it’s heavy truck traffic or regular commuter traffic, be able to flow safely and efficiently.”

The construction projects to PTH 12 in Steinbach include:

  • improving the intersection at Park Road,
  • creating a southbound left-turn lane and improving drainage at Madison Drive,
  • improving the intersection at Millwork Drive, and
  • installing signals at the intersection of Acres Drive and Penfeld Drive.

Construction will proceed in stages over the next three years, starting this summer with the Park Avenue intersection work.

The four projects are expected to cost about $6.9 million, said Infrastructure and Transportation Minister Steve Ashton, adding the province and the City of Steinbach will share the cost of construction under the Urban Highway Fund, which was introduced in the 2013 Budget. It enables municipalities to prioritize investments in provincial highways that affect their municipalities.

Motorists are reminded to slow down and use caution approaching and in construction zones, for their own safety and the safety of workers.