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Old Posted Dec 21, 2017, 11:50 PM
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We know you are acutely aware of the state of highways in the sparsely-populated southwestern corner of the province, but of all the road infrastructure issues there are to worry about I don't think this one ranks very highly at all.
I was going to make a snarky comment about Winnipeggers and their attitude towards the colonies. But since I don’t live in the sparsely populated SW anymore I won’t bother.

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I was going to make a snarky comment about Winnipeggers and their attitude towards the colonies. But since I don’t live in the sparsely populated SW anymore I won’t bother.
Good, because people are tired of those comments and we don't want to read them anymore. Thank you
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Old Posted Dec 22, 2017, 1:50 AM
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Good, because people are tired of those comments and we don't want to read them anymore. Thank you
I was told that#10 from the Peace Garden was redone this year. So it’s a start.

See, I can be non snarky at times.
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There's been significant work on all major highways...something 18 isn't.
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There's been significant work on all major highways...something 18 isn't.
I know that. Maybe they should just turn it into a gravel grid road again (along with 23, 5, etc). They would be a lot smoother.
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I know that. Maybe they should just turn it into a gravel grid road again (along with 23, 5, etc). They would be a lot smoother.
That may very well happen. They'll maintain the surface as long as possible though, until the maintenance costs become too much, or it's due for some kind of upgrade.
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Old Posted Dec 22, 2017, 3:01 PM
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So many of those highways in the far SW corner of the province have such trivial traffic counts it's actually a wonder that so many were paved in the first place. It wouldn't surprise me at all if some of them were simply downgraded back to gravel, or that in-between "thin membrane" state. Sask has already done a fair bit of that.
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So just got back to Ottawa (god-damn that is a long time behind the wheel).

While I agree that the traffic counts in all the rural areas of Manitoba are quite low in terms of cars and light duty trucks, there is quite a bit of local traffic that consists of tandem axle and B train grain trucks, fuel trucks, livestock trucks and very large farm equipment using the highways to travel from field to field. All these vehicles are very very heavy and for highways that were designed and built in the 60's and 70's coupled with the closing of many elevators and rail lines have resulted in a pounding of these roads back into cart paths.
This summer Hi-line feeders are opening a regional feed mill in Killarney that is to supply feed to hog barns in SW MB and NE ND. That will just add to the heavy traffic on these roads.
I'm sure Brian Pallister's rural caucus is raising this issue in cabinet. I just wonder if there will be enough money to really do anything.
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Not if they keep cutting the highways budget.
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Not if they keep cutting the highways budget.
Which is straight up dumb...
Highway 1 and 75 should have been freeways long ago.
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