Riding Mountain National Park

Road repairs in progress on Highway 19

Issued: November 25, 2022

On November 3rd, 2022, work began to repair damage caused by severe spring flooding on Highway 19 within Riding Mountain National Park. The repair work started on the east end of Highway 19 and continues to progress west, approximately 30 kilometres. Public safety is a priority for Parks Canada. The road will remain closed to travel while the work is being done. Heavy equipment and machinery will be in use.

Severe weather and spring thaw caused major damage including deep trenches cut into the roadway and several washouts. Repair work will include the following:

  • Ditching and shaping of shoulders along with blading on Highway 19
  • New culvert installations
  • Replacements and repairs to existing culverts

The ditching/excavation of shoulders will be done in many locations to help improve flow and safeguard the roadway from future damage caused by severe spring conditions. Parks Canada is looking forward to opening the road once the contract work is completed. The road will remain closed until it is safe for vehicle traffic.

For project updates, visit https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/mb/riding/bulletins or contact us at rmnp.info@pc.gc.ca