By Brian Schultz
The Manitoba government is spending $76 million to improve rural roads and bridges across the province.
The investment includes $36 million in new funding to existing road improvement programs and will be spread out over the next five years.
“Rural Manitoba is growing and expanding, and rural communities depend on strong, local infrastructure like good roads and bridges,” said Municipal Government Minister Stan Struthers. “This funding will go to roads that municipal governments identify as important to help businesses in our communities prosper and thrive with good jobs for our young people at home.”
The Association of Manitoba Municipalities said the funding allows municipal governments to plan ahead, starting important infrastructure projects across Manitoba to benefit rural communities.