The speed limit on the Trans-Canada Highway west of Winnipeg will be increase from 100 km/h to 110 km/h effective June 2, 2015.
The speed increase will allow better traffic flow for commercial traffic and all motorists.
Back in 2009, the province increased the speed limit on the Trans-Canada Highway from Saskatchewan to Virden (a distance of 47.7 km) to 110 km/h.
The speed limit was also increased on the Trans-Canada Highway from St. Jean Baptiste to Emerson (28 km) giving U.S. shoppers making a trip to Grand Forks a quicker trip.
“Manitobans have been asking for an increase in speed limits when safety allows it on the
Trans-Canada Highway,” said Premier Greg Selinger. “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.”
One the change comes into effect on June 2, there will be about 240 kilometres of the route between Saskatchewan and Winnipeg that has a speed limit of 110 km/h.