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Steeves Plans $150M for Infrastructure Repair

October 1, 2014 1:19 PM | News

By Brian Schultz

Gord Steeves

Gord Steeves (CHRISD.CA FILE)

Mayoral candidate Gord Steeves plans to inject $150 million per year into Winnipeg’s crumbling roads if he’s elected.

Steeves said his plan for rebuilding infrastructure would also include an around-the-clock construction schedule.

“I will ensure that money is spent on building quality regional and local streets which are built right the first time so we don’t have to keep going back to make repairs every 10 years,” he said.

The former city councillor also said the road repairs would be carried out by private sector companies, who would complete the job properly the first time to limit future traffic disruptions caused by road maintenance.

Steeves said the city’s current infrastructure renewal budget would be increased by 45 percent under his administration by cancelling $600 to $1 billion in spending for the second phase of bus rapid transit.