City Begins Consulting on Road Repair Hotspots

A stretch of Osborne Street heading northbound is marked off for construction on Monday, April 23, 2012. (STAN MILOSEVIC / MANITOBAPHOTOS.COM)
A stretch of Osborne Street heading northbound is marked off for construction in this 2012 file photo. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA)

The City of Winnipeg has began identifying which stretches of road will see repairs this year.

As part of the city’s 2013 budget, it’s allocating one percent of the 3.87% property tax increase to fund infrastructure — approximately $4.5 million in additional funding.

One of the streets on the list is Sutherland Avenue from Higgins Avenue to Stephens Street, where Mayor Sam Katz made the announcement Thursday morning.

“We know Winnipeggers want to see improvements in city streets and this budget puts forward a long-term, sustainable plan to get the job done,” Katz said.

About 20% of Winnipeg’s local streets and 16% of back lanes are in poor condition, according to the city. During the first year, 10 kilometres of two-lane streets and 20 kilometres of sidewalks will be repaired.

Public Works will consult with city councillors to identify specific areas needing repair based on feedback in their wards.

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