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Trans-Canada speed upped to 110 km/h west of Winnipeg on June 2
Trans-Canada speed upped to 110 km/h west of Winnipeg on June 2

Trans-Canada speed upped to 110 km/h west of Winnipeg on June 2

A faster speed limit on the Trans-Canada Highway west of Winnipeg to the Saskatchewan boundary goes into effect June 2.

The speed limit is to increase to 110 km/h from 100 km/h on most twinned sections of the highway.

“Manitobans have been asking for an increase in speed limits when safety allows it on the Trans-Canada Highway,” Selinger in a press release issued Thursday. “By gradually implementing this increase as we have been upgrading sections of the national highway, we’ve been able to incorporate safety measures including improving intersections, paving shoulders, creating rumble strips, and installing better signage and guardrails.” Additional improvements on the Trans-Canada Highway east of Portage la Prairie that started last summer will be completed this summer.

Areas near the communities of Virden, Brandon, Carberry, Portage la Prairie, Elie and Headingley will be excluded from the increase.

The speed limit from Virden to Saskatchewan was increased to 110 km/h in 2009 as was the 28-km stretch of Hwy. 75 from St. Jean Baptiste to Emerson. At the same time, the province increased speeding fines; for example, the fine for 10 to 34 km/h over was increased by between $27 and $171.

“Motorists are expected to drive according to weather conditions as well as to obey posted speed limits. If drivers choose not to follow the posted speed, they should be prepared to pay a hefty fine,” Selinger said.

Agencies/Canadajournal




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