By Tyler Sutherland
The Manitoba government is spending more than $2.2 million to fund repairs and upgrades to municipal roads and community traffic routes.
The province announced Friday in Portage la Prairie the new funding is in addition to the $50 million already committed over five years for infrastructure repairs.
“The central region is the transportation hub of the province, funneling commuter and commercial traffic in all directions and linking many major communities to the province’s distribution centres,” said Municipal Government Minister Stan Struthers. “Our investments in infrastructure are important to ensuring safe and smooth travel for local families, commercial vehicles and tourists.”
The funding will replace or repair more than 117 kilometres of municipal roads in central Manitoba.
On Thursday, the government announced $1.14M in funding to repair rural bridges.