Casual commentary about political, cultural and economic issues with a particular interest on the city of Winnipeg by John Dobbin
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Highway 75 Part 2
A mentioned in Part 1, the section of Highway 75 running through Morris has to about the worst part in terms of crumbling and heaving concrete.
It looks like a bypass around the town is not in the cards. However, it looks like re-building the road is being pushed back as well. In a Free Press story, word is out that there will be a one year delay to rebuild the 2 kiliometre stretch through town. The cost of the construction is about $9 million.
One wonders if Morris' $9 million is about to be spent in Winnipeg on a new stadium or road expansion for IKEA.
This is a busy stretch of road. $15 billion worth of trade passes through town. It would help if the province kept that in mind when budgeting this year.