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June 5, 2013

MANITOBA BUILDING AND RENEWAL PLAN INVESTS IN SOUTHWEST WINNIPEG ROADS


Provincial Funding of $4.7 Million for Southwest Winnipeg Road Work This Year Including McGillivray Boulevard: Premier

The provincial government is investing in infrastructure for families in southwest Winnipeg by renewing and revitalizing streets in their community, Premier Greg Selinger announced today.

“Families in southwest Winnipeg deserve a smooth and safe drive, whether getting their children to school, commuting to work or running errands,” said Selinger.  “Well-maintained streets are important here, across the city and throughout the province.  That’s why we are making record investments in municipal infrastructure through Budget 2013." 

The province is providing $1.1 million for McGillivray Road rehabilitation work or 50 per cent of the $2.2‑million project which is cost shared with the City of Winnipeg.  Work will consist of reconstruction of the base and re-asphalting the east-bound lanes from Irene Street to Pembina Highway, and some intersection improvements to the southbound turn lane at Pembina Highway.

Budget 2013 will invest $19 million to improve 47 residential and regional city streets this year, the premier said, including $4.7 million for 13 projects in southwest Winnipeg:

  • Mulvey Avenue from Hugo to Cockburn Street North,
  • Laval Drive from Pasadena Avenue to McMaster Road,
  • Laidlaw Boulevard from Cuthbertson Avenue to Mountbatten Avenue,
  • Bryn Mawr Road from Dalhousie Drive to Baylor Avenue,
  • Garwood Avenue at Stafford Street,
  • Nesbitt Bay from Crescent Drive to Pembina Highway,
  • Fleet Avenue from Rockwood Street to Thurso Street,
  • Oakfield Place at Fairmont Road,
  • Fairmont Road from Oakfield Place to Grant Avenue,
  • Rue St. Pierre from Avenue Lemay to Avenue Du Couvent,
  • Rue St. Pierre from Avenue Ste. Therese to the south end of Rue St. Pierre, and
  • Corydon Avenue eastbound from Kenaston Boulevard to Centennial Street.

The premier noted that Budget 2013 doubles the province’s investment in Winnipeg’s residential street renewal program, part of a record $194 million investment in Winnipeg infrastructure and transit.

The province has funded other major road priorities in southwest Winnipeg in recent years including:

  • widening of Kenaston Boulevard and Sterling Lyon Parkway to accommodate IKEA and the Seasons of Tuxedo commercial development,
  • construction of new Waverly West arterial roads under the Building Canada Fund,
  • construction of the Kenaston Underpass under the Canada Strategic Infrastructure Fund,
  • full rehabilitation of the Jubilee Overpass,
  • twinning of McGillivrary Boulevard between Waverly Street and Columbia Boulevard,
  • widening and renewal of the east- and west-bound spans of the Fort Garry Bridge, and
  • full rehabilitation of the Osborne Street Bridge including widening of the span. 

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