Routes: Trade & Commerce

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NEW ! - What We Heard Report

Why This Project Was Started:

International, interprovincial, and regional goods movement is an integral part of Manitoba’s economy and the province’s highway network plays a vital role in enabling market access. Allowing heavier loads on our highways supports Manitoba businesses by requiring fewer trips/shipments to transport goods from one location to another. However, this requires greater investment to build the roads, bridges, and culverts that form these routes – it is not economical for all provincial highways to support the heaviest allowable loads.

The proposed Routes: Trade & Commerce grid builds on the existing network of highways that support Manitoba’s heaviest highway loading to ensure Manitobans have a reliable connection to highways that support the movement of goods. The expanded grid consists of key north-south and east-west Trade (interprovincial/international goods movement) and Commerce (regional goods movement) routes that support Manitoba’s economy by enabling access to interprovincial and international markets.

Spring 2021 Engagement:

We are now asking the public for input on the proposed grid of Trade and Commerce routes. Please review the public presentation below. The presentation will discuss why a coordinated set of routes that support Manitoba’s heaviest loading is necessary and present which routes within the grid are proposed for upgrading. The goal is to plan and prioritize highway projects in Manitoba so we can continue to build and maintain a robust highway network that supports the economy through access to interprovincial and international markets.

Link to public presentation for Route: Trade & Commerce

To view a full map of the routes, click here

This information is available in an alternate format upon request. Please email cms-ipam@gov.mb.ca for additional information.

NEW ! - What We Heard Report

Why This Project Was Started:

International, interprovincial, and regional goods movement is an integral part of Manitoba’s economy and the province’s highway network plays a vital role in enabling market access. Allowing heavier loads on our highways supports Manitoba businesses by requiring fewer trips/shipments to transport goods from one location to another. However, this requires greater investment to build the roads, bridges, and culverts that form these routes – it is not economical for all provincial highways to support the heaviest allowable loads.

The proposed Routes: Trade & Commerce grid builds on the existing network of highways that support Manitoba’s heaviest highway loading to ensure Manitobans have a reliable connection to highways that support the movement of goods. The expanded grid consists of key north-south and east-west Trade (interprovincial/international goods movement) and Commerce (regional goods movement) routes that support Manitoba’s economy by enabling access to interprovincial and international markets.

Spring 2021 Engagement:

We are now asking the public for input on the proposed grid of Trade and Commerce routes. Please review the public presentation below. The presentation will discuss why a coordinated set of routes that support Manitoba’s heaviest loading is necessary and present which routes within the grid are proposed for upgrading. The goal is to plan and prioritize highway projects in Manitoba so we can continue to build and maintain a robust highway network that supports the economy through access to interprovincial and international markets.

Link to public presentation for Route: Trade & Commerce

To view a full map of the routes, click here

This information is available in an alternate format upon request. Please email cms-ipam@gov.mb.ca for additional information.

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