Construction is underway on a large portion of southbound Highway 75 between Ste. Agathe and Morris


The drive from Ste. Agathe to Morris will soon take motorists a little longer. Brett Wareham is Director of Regional Operations for Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation. He says crews will complete a major upgrade to southbound Highway 75 this summer, tearing up the concrete joints and bad panels and fixing those areas. That will result in Highway 75 from Ste. Agathe to Morris being converted to two lane, two way traffic on the existing northbound lanes.
Wareham tells us the project has already started. He notes crews are now in the process of building the transitions and the switchover is anticipated in mid-July, lasting until the project's expected completion in mid to late October.
During that time speeds will be reduced to 80 kilometres per hour, similar to what's happening on the Trans Canada Highway. Wareham says safety is of utmost importance and therefore asks motorists to obey the posted signs.

~ Monday, July 5th 2010 ~