Infrastructure Minister Blaine Pedersen announced today that the East Side Road Authority (ESRA) will be dissolved and its mandate repatriated to Manitoba Infrastructure.
“The integration of the East Side Road Authority’s mandate into Manitoba Infrastructure will bring about efficiencies while ensuring centralized co-ordination of all provincial infrastructure projects,” said Pedersen. “This move aligns with our government’s commitment to achieving value for money in the delivery of government services.”
Effective May 30, Lance Vigfusson, deputy minister of Manitoba Infrastructure, will be appointed acting chief executive officer of ESRA.
“Mr. Vigfusson has a mandate to operate on a ‘business-as-usual’ basis, while establishing an integration plan that will include consultation and regular communication with all impacted stakeholders,” the minister said.