04/23/2015 03:34 EDT | Updated 07/20/2015 08:59 EDT

Faster speed limit on Trans-Canada Highway west of Winnipeg kicks in June 2

WINNIPEG - A faster speed limit on the Trans-Canada Highway west of Winnipeg to the Saskatchewan boundary goes into effect June 2.

The speed limit is to increase to 110 km/h from 100 km/h on most twinned sections of the highway.

Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger first promised the change last fall.

He says it will allow a better flow of traffic.

Selinger says since 2007 the province has spent $242 million to upgrade the Trans-Canada Highway.

The government says other improvements to the highway east of Portage la Prairie that were started last year are to be completed this summer.