Manitoba’s provincial government today announced they will invest an extra $100 million to build and repair roads in 2014.
According to the Winnipeg Free Press, Premier Greg Selinger made the announcement today at the Legislative Building along with representatives from the Manitoba Heavy Construction Association and the Manitoba Trucking Association (MTA).
“Investing in our highways means investing in the trade conduits that connect us to all of North America,” said Terry Shaw, general manager of the MTA. “These projects, and the other significant trade routes this government has committed to upgrading, are essential for us to do our job of connecting Manitoba wholesalers, manufacturers, contractors and farmers to markets across the continent. We welcome the decision to expand investment in road and bridge infrastructure across Manitoba.”
Today’s announcement calls for 50 new projects in 2014, which include paving, culvert replacements, grading, bridge work and spot road improvements spread across the province.
Selinger said the investment would create another 1,140 jobs.
Shaw commented: “these small but strategic investments are a staple in a successful infrastructure program.”