Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger announced in Flin Flon yesterday the province will be making phased improvements over several years to a 21 kilometer stretch of highway ten between Bakers Narrows and Flin Flon. He says it will start in the 2014 construction season with intersection improvements and grade realignments to improve the safety of the road which is priority number one and then it will be followed by a large grading project and improved paving. He says this is a project that will probably end up north of 20 million dollars and will make a big difference here.
MLA Clarence Pettersen says these upgrades are about safety especially with the improved intersections at both the south and north ends of Big Island Lake noting the number of trucks that will be coming into Flin Flon from Lalor and Reed mines near Snow Lake.
Selinger adds the province is also cost sharing projects with the City of Flin Flon for improvements and paving on Oak Avenue, Elm Avenue and Hemlock Drive, Hart Avenue, Windsor Avenue and Balsam Avenue.