The province is doling out $250 million to repair Winnipeg’s crumbling roads.
Over the next five years, construction will focus on improving infrastructure in the city where it’s needed most.
“Winnipeggers have been clear that it’s time to rebuild our roads and we are listening,” Mayor Sam Katz said near the Manitoba Legislative Building on Wednesday. “Like us, the province is making infrastructure a priority. This additional funding allows us to make the most of Winnipeg’s short construction season and to expand our capacity to get the job done.”
More than 100 individual road, back lane and sidewalk repair projects are scheduled to begin this year.
Examples of road repair projects now scheduled for 2014 include:
- King Edward Street from Logan Avenue to Legion Avenue
- Berrydale Avenue from St. George Road to Ste. Anne’s Road
- Kildare Avenue from Brewster Street to Day Street.
Examples of road repair projects now scheduled for 2015 include:
- Berry Street from Wellington Avenue to Sargent Avenue
- Intersection reconstruction at Sturgeon Road in the Murray Industrial Park
Earlier in the day, the Manitoba government announced a $5.5 billion five-year plan focusing on infrastructure around the province.