It's a closure they have been promoting for some time as it will affect thousands of travelers over the next five days.

Due to construction in Headingley, the Trans-Canada Highway will be closed on the west entrance to that community this week, meaning people from Portage will need to find an alternate route to the city.

The official release from Manitoba Infrastructure states the closure, which happened at 6:30 a.m. Monday morning, will be in the Rural Municipality of Headingley from Provincial Road 334 to 0.8 kilometres west of PR 334 until June 28 at 9 p.m.

Both westbound and eastbound lanes will be closed to traffic and a detour has been put in place to allow construction to be completed more quickly.

For people heading to Winnipeg, eastbound traffic will be detoured off the Trans-Canada Highway onto PTH 13 at the Oakville turnoff, to PTH 2 at Elm Creek, and then onto PTH 3 before merging back onto the Trans-Canada Highway at the perimeter highway just outside of Winnipeg.

Westbound traffic leaving Winnipeg will be detoured off the Trans-Canada Highway onto Provincial Trunk Highway (PTH) 100 to PTH 3 then onto PTH 2. Motorists will then travel on PR 248 north back to the Trans-Canada Highway.

The above detours will be the official detours signed and marked by Manitoba Highways although there are several other options available for people headed to and from the city. All will be open and are viable options, as long as they exit past the detour in Headingley.

detour routeWhile there are several options for driver's to get to Winnipeg, this is the signed detour set up by Manitoba Highways and would be all pavement. It will add roughly 30 km's to the journey.
westbound trafficWestbound traffic will detour from Trans-Canada Highway onto PTH 100 to PTH 3, then onto PTH 2 to Fannystelle, then onto PR 248 north back to Trans-Canada Highway.
alternate route to winnipegAnother option for travelers but this one includes some gravel and the rougher conditions of Highway 26