Construction is expected to begin later this year on rehabilitating the bridge at Ste. Agathe.

According to a provincial spokesperson, the Louis Riel Bridge along Provincial Road 305 is expected to be tendered this spring. It is anticipated that construction will then begin this summer.

The province says this investment will significantly extend the service life of the existing bridge. It will also increase the roadway width on the bridge and provide a dedicated sidewalk that is protected from traffic with a concrete barrier. 

The provincial spokesperson says the project will be carried out in phases. The entire project is expected to be wrapped up in the fall of 2026.

Manitoba Transportation and Infrastructure will provide updates for the community and major stakeholders on the progress of the project and traffic control during construction.