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June 25, 2013


Provincial Funding of $8.3 Million this Year Includes Portage Avenue: Premier

The province is continuing to invest in important road repair projects in the northwest area of Winnipeg, Premier Greg Selinger announced today. 

“Improvements to Winnipeg’s streets are essential to the continued growth and development of its neighbourhoods.  Residents throughout the vast northwest area will see active road construction, which will soon provide, safer, more reliable roads to drive and cycle on,” said Selinger.  

The province is providing $8.3 million for 17 projects throughout the northwest including work in the Maples, Kildonan, St. John’s, Burrows, Tyndall, Point Douglas, Logan, Minto, Wolseley, St. James and Assiniboia. 

The largest project includes a $2.7-million provincial investment for road work on Portage Avenue  eastbound from St. John Ambulance Way to Sherburn Street.  Work will consist of removal of existing asphalt, repair of damaged concrete, curbs and sidewalks, and repaving of the street with new asphalt.  The Portage Avenue project is scheduled to start in this month.

Other projects include:

  •     Parr Street from Hartford Avenue to Jefferson Avenue,
  •     Parr Street from Rupertsland Avenue to McAdam Avenue,
  •     Manila Road from Cartwright Road to Jefferson Avenue,
  •     Garton Avenue from Marianne Road to Inkster Garden Drive,
  •     Allard Avenue from Sumach Street to Bedson Street,
  •     Ainslie Street from Ness Avenue to Bruce Avenue,
  •     Aubrey Street from Wolseley to the bus loop,
  •     Aubrey Street from the bus loop to Palmerston Avenue,
  •     Sutherland Avenue from Higgins Avenue to Stephens Street,
  •     Dominion Street from Wellington Avenue to Sargent Avenue,
  •     Crestview Park Drive from Voyageur Avenue to Hamilton Avenue,
  •     Burrows Avenue from McPhillips Street to Tommy Price Street,
  •     Red Roblin Place at Athlone Drive,
  •     Moorgate Street from Portage Avenue to Lodge Avenue,
  •     Furby Street from Portage Avenue to Ellice Avenue, and
  •     Leahcrest Crescent from Angila Avenue to Argate Drive.

“These new projects are in addition to the recently announced $20 million in provincial funding for road work in the Polo Park area to improve road conditions and traffic flow,” the premier said. 

He added 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. 


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