Truckers in Manitoba are lamenting the condition of some of the
Canadian province’s highways.
The Winnipeg Free Press reported this week that long-haul truckers are having trouble getting up to the
speed limit because of potholes and cracks in the highways caused by
fluctuating winter temperatures.
The provincial government has even issued warnings to slow down, the
The roughest highways, the paper reports, include the Trans-Canada
Highway between Highway 207 and Highway 12; Highway 75 south between the
provincial capital of Winnipeg and the town of Emerson; and a 15-mile stretch
west of Pembina Highway on the sough perimeter of the city.
One long-haul trucker compared the situation to driving over railroad
tracks in some areas, and the rough drive has damaged freight in his trailer.
The pavement is basically 20- to 30-year-old asphalt overlaid on
50-year-old concrete, The Free Press reported.