The province is inviting Manitobans to provide feedback on a functional design study to improve safety at the intersection of the Trans-Canada Highway and Provincial Trunk Highway (PTH) 5 near Carberry.

“Following the tragic collision near Carberry on June 15, 2023, the Manitoba government has been focused on supporting victims and their families as well as identifying ways to enhance safety measures at this intersection,” says Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Lisa Naylor in a press release Friday. “We want to hear from those who use this stretch of highway and know it the best to weigh in on what option they would like to see used at this intersection.”

A public open house will take place at the Carberry Community Memorial Hall from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on July 16 to begin design work at the intersection.

The province notes that Manitobans are invited to attend the event to comment on the project and learn about the next steps in the design process. This fall, the intersection options, including the three options identified in the in-service road safety review, will be available for public feedback at engagemb.ca

Manitoba Transportation and Infrastructure (MTI) anticipates a preferred intersection layout for the Trans-Canada Highway, and PTH 5 will be identified in late 2024, and the functional design report will be completed in early 2025. The minister noted that interim improvements are scheduled for completion in the fall of 2026.

Attendees will be provided an opportunity to share comments with the design team. This stage of the project will also be available for community participation and feedback on EngageMB in mid-July. Commentary and feedback will be used to guide the development of intersection options. MTI expects that a preferred intersection layout for PTH 12 and PR 210 will be identified in late 2024, and the functional design report will be completed in early 2025. 

The province says these undertakings support Manitoba’s multi-year infrastructure investment strategy, a five-year plan for strategic investments in roads, highways, bridges, airports and flood protection in Manitoba.

(With files from the Government of Manitoba.)