Canada and Manitoba are investing in public infrastructure to ensure Manitobans have modern and reliable water and transit systems that meet local needs and lay the foundation for sustainable economic growth.
Today,the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Jeff Wharton, Minister of Municipal Relations, and His Worship Brian Bowman, Mayor of Winnipeg, announced federal-provincial funding of more than $53.9 million for 11 water and wastewater projects,and more than $21.6 million for five public transit projects.
This investment will support upgrades to the pollution control facility in Portage la Prairie, water and sewer main renewals in Grandview, and a new water treatment lagoon in Riverdale. In Winnipeg, funding will go towards the City’s Rapid Transit Master Plan and Prioritization Study, a new pedestrian and cyclist corridor along Kildonan Settlers Bridge, and protected bike lanes along Chevrier Boulevard and McDermont and Bannatyne avenues.
These investments are part of an agreement between Canada and Manitobafor the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund and the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund. With the projects announced today, a total of 58 water projects and 52 public transit projects will benefit communities across the province.