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East St. Paul residents encouraged to take part in engagement for Phase 2 of Perimeter Highway Safety Review

Posted: March 22, 2021

The Manitoba government today launched an online public engagement for Phase 2 of the Perimeter Safety Review, which will include the north section of the Perimeter Highway (PTH 101) from Portage Avenue to Fermor Avenue.

"The Perimeter Highway is one of Manitoba’s most important economic corridors. It is a key link in the Trans-Canada Highway and plays a strategic role in Manitoba’s economy by providing industry with access to world markets,” said Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler.

"Engaging with the public will allow our government to consider the safest and most practical options to enhance the North Perimeter Highway while providing access to adjacent properties.”

The Perimeter Safety Review proposes closing all non-signalled median openings and stop sign-controlled access points limiting the North Perimeter Highway to intersections that are signalled appropriately or have interchanges.

The Review proposes two potential additional interchanges and signalizations in the future on the Perimeter in East St. Paul.

 "I encourage all East St. Paul residents to participate in the decisions that shape our province and hope everyone accesses the public engagement for Phase 2 of the Perimeter Safety Review,” said Mayor Shelley Hart.

Closing non-signalled access points would greatly improve safety by eliminating unprotected cross-traffic and unprotected left- and right-turning vehicles and would be safe for traffic entering or leaving the roadway by limited access to interchange and non-signalled intersection locations, noted Schuler.

Phase 2 of the Perimeter Safety Review builds upon Phase 1, which was developed for the South Perimeter Highway in 2018. Safety improvements for the South Perimeter Highway included closing access and/or median openings at 26 intersections.

Improvements to the South Perimeter Highway are expected to be completed over the next several years, the minister noted.

To take part in the engagement, click HERE. The online public engagement will close April 10.

For more information on the South Perimeter Highway Safety Plan, click HERE.






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