MANITOBA BUILDING AND RENEWAL PLAN INVESTS IN HIGH PRIORITY ROAD PROJECTS IN THE INTERLAKE
– – – Province Providing $1 Million for Local Road Projects: Lemieux
The provincial government is investing in roads in Manitoba’s Interlake to ensure families are provided with safe, reliable, well maintained roads on which to travel, Local Government Minister Ron Lemieux announced today
The Municipal Road Improvement Program allows municipalities to address their specific road infrastructure needs by providing them with funds to fix or maintain roads that are a priority for their community,” said Lemieux. “Improving key routes helps maintain traffic flow and access to neighbourhoods, and sustain the business links that keep communities vibrant. We are pleased to contribute to this process.”
The province is providing funding to the City of Selkirk for three projects that will see road renewal on Queen Avenue, road paving on Greenwood Avenue and road renewal on Sophia Street.
The work will be done with provincial grants under the Municipal Road Improvement Program, which is designed to help municipalities make repairs and upgrades to local roads that are a high priority, the minister said.
Roadwork in the Interlake this year includes:
Town of Arborg – reconstruction of 520 metres of Sunset Boulevard;
RM of Armstrong – rehabilitation of 1.6 kilometres of Road 110;
RM of Bifrost – rehabilitation of 2.2 km of Riverton 20E to PTH 6;
RM of Coldwell – rehabilitation of 1.6 km of Road 25W;
RM of Eriksdale – extension for 400 m of the existing paved Swan Lake Drive;
RM of Fisher – renewal of 1.5 km of N32-23-1W;
RM of Gimli – renewal of 2.4 km of Colville Drive and Third Avenue;
RM of Gimli – new construction of 400 m of Pearson Avenue;
RM of Gimli – new construction of 240 m of Quintal Avenue;
Village of Riverton – rehabilitation, excavation and asphalting of 250 m of William Avenue;
RM of Rosser – renewal of 13 km of Road 1E;
City of Selkirk – renewal and asphalting of 100 m of Sophia Street;
City of Selkirk – renewal and asphalting of 300 m of Queen Avenue;
City of Selkirk – paving of 190 m of Greenwood Avenue;
RM of St. Andrews – micro-surfacing of 4.8 km of Clandeboye Road;
RM of St. Andrews – micro-surfacing of 4.8 km of Petersfield Road;
RM of St. Francois Xavier – rehabilitation of boundary road; pulling, rebuilding and re-establishing the crown on 6.4 km of Jubilee Road/Road 72N;
RM of Woodlands – rehabilitation of boundary road; pulling, rebuilding and re-establishing the crown on 6.4 km of Jubilee Rd/Road 72N;
RM of St. Laurent – asphalting of 580 mof St. Laurent Drive;
Town of Teulon – 150-m extension of Fifth Avenue SE and Bigway Lane;
RM of West St. Paul – rehabilitation of 400 m of Northumberland Road;
Town of Winnipeg Beach – rehabilitation of 2.74 km of Prospect Street; and
RM of Woodlands – preparation of base and asphalt paving on 90 m of MacDonald Avenue at Collegiate Street.
“Families in the Interlake know the importance of having well-maintained roads, which are vital for safety. These new projects will also help our economy by creating new jobs,” said Greg Dewar, MLA, Selkirk, who appeared at an event in Selkirk today on behalf of Lemieux.
“The Association of Manitoba Municipalities is pleased that funds are going toward the local roads that affect our lives each and every day. The need for dedicated municipal infrastructure funding has never been greater,” said Doug Dobrowolski, president of the association.
Improvements to roads are part of Manitoba’s $1.8-billion Building and Renewal Plan to meet the province’s critical infrastructure needs including flood protection, municipal projects, health centres, schools and roads.
The Building and Renewal Plan will improve Manitoba roads while stimulating the economy and creating thousands of jobs across the province.
Motorists are reminded to slow down and use caution approaching and in construction zones for their own safety and the safety of workers.