Manitoba proposes speed hike on Trans-Canada, Highway 75

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Manitoba’s government has decided to raise the maximum speed limit to 110 km/h (68 mph) on two divided highways in the province, CBC News reported Thursday, Jan 10.

The province has put in an application to the Highway Traffic Board to increase the speed limit by 10 km/h (6 mph) on the Trans-Canada Highway west of Winnipeg, and on Highway 75, which links Winnipeg and the U.S. border, according to CBC.

The limit will not be increased on the Perimeter Highway around Winnipeg or the Trans-Canada east of Winnipeg, where increases also were being considered, due to concerns about intersections and narrow shoulders, CBC reported.

The Highway Traffic Board will conduct public hearings on the proposed higher limits in the spring, and then the board will make recommendations to the minister, according to CBC; if approved, the change could take place by December.