Winnipeg, Manitoba – The governments of Canada and Manitoba have announced $85 million in funding for improvements to Highway 75, along with the signing of a Framework Agreement worth $718 million for priority public infrastructure initiatives.
The highway improvements will include reconstruction, rehabilitation and safety projects through the town of Morris, from Morris to Aubigny and from St. Jean to Letellier. The federal government will contribute 50 per cent of total eligible costs, up to a maximum of $42.5 million, with Manitoba providing matching funds. Highway 75 is Manitoba’s key trade route to the U.S., connecting to the Emerson border crossing, which supported $14.4 billion in Canada-U.S. trade traffic last year.
“Manitoba is a strong trading province with a strategic central location within Canada, vital links by rail, road, air and sea and a ‘can-do’ business climate,” said Gary Doer, Premier of Manitoba. “Today’s agreement will allow us to continue to invest in the infrastructure that will cement Manitoba’s place as a key trade and transportation centre. Manitoba’s economy is strong and these investments will help ensure we keep growing.”