Kola area road closed for next 12 weeks

It isn’t the long-hoped-for bridge over Gopher Creek near Virden, but construction on a new bridge has closed a busy provincial road in the area for the next 12 weeks.

Drivers who normally use PR 542 between Kola (PR 257) and Kirkella on the TransCanada Highway will have to take another route.

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That section of road was closed to traffic yesterday Jan. 9 and will remain so until March 31 of this year.

Manitoba Infrastructure suggests drivers use PR 256 instead, 10 km to the east.

The affected section of road provides access to properties including Westwood Ranch and Garden Centre.

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