The provincial government's work on PTH 5A has been pushed back because of a delay in receiving information from the Engineering Service Provider, but the project is expected to move forward soon.

According to a provincial spokesperson, the project is expected to be advertised for tender within the next month, and once it's been awarded, they believe the work will start as soon as possible, with a proposed completion date of the fall of 2024.

The project was announced in May this year and will run 1.7 km from Whitmore Ave. to Triangle Road. Work will include:

  • Surface reconstruction with the creation of a divided highway.
  • All local accesses will connect to service roads and service roads connecting to PTH 5A at upgraded intersections to improve safety.
  • Creating a signalized intersection at the local mall entrance.
  • Adding service roads to both sides of the highway.

The City of Dauphin will also be funding a portion of the project, which will see an underground land drainage system built to handle future development in the area.