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Manitoba investing $3 million in municipal roads


September 24, 2014
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September 24, 2014, Lorette, Man. – The Manitoba government is
investing nearly $3 million in partnership with municipalities to improve local
municipal roads in the eastern part of the province.

September 24, 2014, Lorette, Man. – The Manitoba government is
investing nearly $3 million in partnership with municipalities to improve local
municipal roads in the eastern part of the province.

 

"Eastern Manitoba contains some of our busiest
roadways. We are committing to work with local municipalities to improve and
maintain roads that promote safe, reliable travel routes," said Premier
Selinger. "Twenty-four communities have identified 61 projects that will
help them benefit from the economic growth and good jobs that come with these
initiatives."

 

Developed and delivered in partnership with the Association
of Manitoba Municipalities (AMM), these projects are funded through the Municipal
Road Improvement Program. It will provide a total of $50 million over five
years to repair and renew municipal roads across the province, the premier said.

 

"The AMM is pleased to be part of the selection process
because these infrastructure investments will have a direct impact on the lives
of citizens throughout eastern Manitoba," said Doug Dobrowolski,
president, AMM. "Also, it allows municipal governments to plan ahead and
begin working on additional infrastructure projects."

 

Funding is being provided to replace or repair more than 96
km of municipal roads in the eastern area. Premier Selinger noted the RM of
Tache is receiving $243,000 for four road projects including Rheault Avenue in
the Local Urban District of Lorette.

 

"Having access to a provincial program such as this
supports our local efforts to advance urban street renewal in Lorette and
Landmark, as well as assist in our rural road network upgrade," said Deputy
Mayor Ross Deschambault. "This level of financial support from the
province enables us to meet our infrastructure needs."

 

"Manitoba's roads and highways are the fundamental
social and economic links between families and communities," said Premier
Selinger. "The families that live here, the businesses and services that
provide jobs and keep communities viable, and the travellers who keep commerce
moving all rely on well-maintained roads. 
An investment in roads is an investment in the economic future of our
province."

 

A list of road renewal projects can be found at
www.gov.mb.ca/asset_library/en/MRIP_listing_se.pdf .