Smoother ride coming for Winnipeggers with $48.9M in roadwork
A record $48.9 million is being spent on more than 100 repair projects to improve the commute for Winnipeggers.
The cost is being shared by the City and the Province of Manitoba.
"Winnipeggers have been clear that it's time to rebuild our roads and we are listening," said MLA Kevin Chief, the minister responsible for relations with the City of Winnipeg.
"I want Winnipeggers to have a safe, smooth ride from the street in front of their house to the road they take to work, school or wherever their day takes them. This historic level of funding means we will get more work done faster than ever before."
A portion of the $48.9 million will also be used to renew sidewalks, walkways and bike paths, according to a news release from the city.
The spending on local streets is a 148 per cent increase compared to 2012.