Trans-Canada Highway to be twinned from Falcon Lake to Ontario Border
The go-ahead on the twinning of Highway 1 from the Ontario border to Falcon Lake has officially be given.
Manitoba Premier Heather Stefanson made the announcement on Friday that the 16 kilometer stretch of highway will be double-laned.
“It is important for Manitobans to have safe and reliable highways to get around this great province of ours and also to get to neighboring provinces,” Stefanson said in a press release, “That is why we have prioritized this work as it not only serves as a key trade route, but is one of the busiest stretches of highways especially during the summer months for cottagers and travelers.”
Aaron Dolyniuk, executive director of the Manitoba Trucking Association, says the announcement is a welcomed one and looks forward to the completion of the project. “This road improvement will have a positive impact on all road users. It will improve road safety not only for Manitoba’s trucking companies, but all carriers who operate across Canada, as well as the general public.”
Tree clearing and other preparations for the project began last month, though Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Doyle Piwniuk says actual construction won’t start for another 4 years.
The demand to twin the highway was raised after a fatal collision killed father and son, Mark and Jacob Lugli, back in 2019.