PROVINCE INVESTS $1.9 MILLION TO BUILD, REPAIR MUNICIPAL BRIDGES
The Manitoba government is investing more than $1.9 million in 10 projects to build and repair municipal bridges across the province, Indigenous and Municipal Relations Minister Eileen Clarke announced today.
“These projects represent strategic investments in infrastructure that respond to local priorities and provide long-term economic benefits by enabling the smooth flow of traffic,” said Clarke. “We will continue to improve the municipal infrastructure funding process to make it simpler and more flexible in order to ensure that provincial tax dollars support the needs of Manitoba’s communities.”
The minister confirmed that provincial funding is being provided through the Municipal Road and Bridge Program (MRBP). The 10 projects and the provincial contribution for each include:
replacing the Nuisance Ground Bridge in the Municipality of Deloraine-Winchester – $19,000;
replacing the Lake Audy Bridge in the Municipality of Harrison Park – $146,250;
replacing the Zora Road Bridge in the Rural Municipality of Springfield – $565,000;
repairing and upgrading the Southeast Gardiner Bridge in the Municipality of Two Borders – $55,370;
replacing the Tugela walking bridge in the Village of Dunnottar – $39,760;
repairing the Riverside Bridge in the Rural Municipality of Morris – $90,000;
repairing the Road 40E Bridge in the Rural Municipality of St. Clements – $210,000;
replacing the Harding South Bridge in the Rural Municipality of Wallace-Woodworth – $455,097;
repairing the Whitehead Daly Centennial Bridge in the Rural Municipality of Whitehead – $127,650; and
replacing the Road 100W Bridge in the Municipality of Clanwilliam-Erickson – $221,556.
Project costs will be shared 50-50 between the province and local municipalities, and work on many of these projects is already underway, Clarke said.
The minister noted the MRBP is a new program that consolidated three previous provincial grants. The MRBP enhanced the level of provincial funding previously made available through the Municipal Road Improvement Program, the Grant-in-Aid Program and the Municipal Bridge Program. The MRBP is a simpler and more flexible program that includes a new streamlined application process, she noted.