Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler has announced access to Manitoba’s winter road system is now available to a number of northern communities allowing for delivery of supplies. 13 of 23 communities that rely on winter roads now have access and it’s expected the remainder of the 24 hundred kilometer network will open in the next two weeks. The winter road connecting Pukatawagan to highway ten is expected to open this week.
Schuler says in a typical season more that 25 hundred shipments are delivered to a large number of isolated northern communities and the system also provides access for area residents. He adds approximately 10 million dollars will be spent this year to ensure our winter roads are suitable for delivery of essential goods to remote Manitoba communities.
For information on road conditions in the province visit www.manitoba511.ca or call 511.