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Municipal transportation infrastructure getting $76 million makeover in Manitoba


July 29, 2021
By Rock to Road Staff

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Ottawa and Manitoba are teaming up to fund 17 projects to improve municipal transportation infrastructure in Manitoba.

More than $76 million will be spend on projects including road renewals and upgrades, bridge replacements, airport runway rehabilitation, and flood prevention infrastructure.

In Thompson, $20 million in federal funding and $13.3 million in provincial funding will help renew about 20 kilometres of deteriorating road infrastructure.

Several other projects will see roads upgraded and resurfaced across the province including in Portage la Prairie, Nelson House, Koostatak and Rhineland. A bridge in Virden and the bridge between Emerson-Franklin and Stuartburn will also be replaced.

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The Erickson and Russell-Binscarth airports will receive funding to replace or resurface their runways and aprons. Flood prevention infrastructure projects in Springfield and Gilbert Plains will ensure that the communities remain safe and healthy during major flooding events, and will help them adapt to the effects of climate change.

Providing communities with reliable and sustainable infrastructure is a shared priority for both governments. Ottawa is kicking in $48.9 million and Manitoba is contributing $27.7 million.