Manitoba’s Municipal Relations Minister Andrew Smith announced on Friday, March 31, 2023, that $7.5 million in funding has been committed to support road construction, rehabilitation and preservation projects in the City of Winnipeg.
“Manitoba’s winter and spring weather conditions are harsh and hard on our roads,” said Smith. “This year we have seen potholes around the city of Winnipeg and an increase in costs to the city. That is why our government is providing an additional $7.5 million to the City of Winnipeg for road and pothole repair.”
The funding will support costs related to road infrastructure improvements, including accessing repair materials and supplies, and contracting services.
“Roads move Winnipeg’s economy and by investing in better maintenance we are also investing in our city’s future,” said Deputy Mayor Janice Lukes, City of Winnipeg. “We know the freeze-thaw cycle in the spring can wreak havoc on our roads and cost drivers money, so we appreciate this additional funding from our provincial partners. We need to be working in a collaborative way that delivers results for Winnipeggers.”