Sorry for the short notice. Just received this today.
This project, if it goes ahead, will have a significant effect on active transportation both within it and for the rest of the city. Here is the text, copied and pasted from the invitation that some of you, as residents of the neighbouring areas, may have received in the mail.
Also, I believe Bike to the future may be planning to develop a subcommittee that will address the cycling impacts of and infrastructure inclusion in this project. If this is of interest to you, contact them at con...@biketothefuture.org
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CentrePort Canada Way
You are invited to an upcoming information session for the CentrePort Canada Way connecting
roads project. CentrePort Canada Way, originally announced in the spring of 2009, will be the
main transportation link through the new inland port, called CentrePort Canada. This road will
connect a new Perimeter Highway interchange with Inkster Boulevard, including a new CPR
overpass. The information session will illustrate options Manitoba Infrastructure and
Transportation is considering, including local roadway connections and will be held:
When: Wednesday, December 8, 2010 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Assiniboia Downs – Finish Line Banquet Room
3975 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg
What is CentrePort Canada Way? What is the CentrePort Canada Initiative?
CentrePort Canada is North America’s new inland port with the
vision to become Canada’s centre for global trade. Inland ports are
a logistics centre for receiving, processing, storing, trans-loading and
distributing domestic and international cargo and are located inland,
away from coastal ports. Inland ports can include value added
manufacturing and processing of goods, prior to distribution.
Successful ports are served by major roadways, multiple rail
companies, and often an airport. Winnipeg meets all these
requirements, has an international airport and its location in the
centre of Canada and along the Mid-Continent Trade Corridor make
it an ideal location for an inland port. The focal point of CentrePort
Canada is a 20,000 acre development zone, inside the Perimeter
Highway, north of Saskatchewan Avenue and west of Route 90.
CentrePort Canada Way is to be the central roadway “spine” of the
CentrePort Canada development zone. The roadway is being built
to provide an improved, time-saving connection, between Route 90
and the Perimeter Highway while servicing the CentrePort Canada
lands. This new road is also a link in the Asia Pacific Gateway
Corridor, via the Trans-Canada Highway, connecting the ports of the
Pacific Coast to the rest of Canada.
Please contact hwypl...@gov.mb.ca
or 945-3660, if you have any questions or require further