WINNIPEG – Manitoba municipalities are going to see an injection of cash for road improvements through the Municipal Road Improvement Program – to the tune of $12 million.
The program was created with the assistance of the Association of Manitoba Municipalities and provides 50/50 cost-shared funding for municipal road projects including the cost of new road construction and road renewal projects. This year a total of 188 projects were approved in 99 municipalities
"While the projects range from main streets to back lanes, and from campground roads to industrial park corridors, all have one thing in common – they will positively impact the citizens in their respective communities," said AMM president Chris Goertzen in a press release.
The projects were chosen on the basis that they would address key outcomes, such as increased economic activity, extended asset life, improved public safety and regional or community impact.
This funding adds to the $747 million that Manitoba Infrastructure has budgeted for roads, highways, bridges and flood protection outside of Winnipeg for capital maintenance and the preservation of provincial infrastructure assets.