Effective Thursday, a portion of PR 422 in the R.M. of Morris is closed to traffic. The closure runs between PR 205 and Road 30N with detours in place.
According to the municipality, the move is necessary in order to begin replacement of the bridge over the Little Morris River.
A provincial spokesperson says Manitoba Infrastructure is currently awarding the construction contract for the new bridge with work expected to begin in the next few weeks.
Work includes the construction of a new bridge and will also increase the elevation of the approaches to the bridge to accommodate a high water event equivalent to the 2009 flood.
The province says work should be complete this fall.