When I was city councillor, one of our city’s biggest challenges was finding the money to maintain what we had – roads, transit, water and waste, cycling paths, community centres, pools, etc. It was difficult to be visionary in redeveloping our municipal infrastructure for the future when we were always playing catch-up. That’s why I went into federal politics: to help affect that change and provide better support to our municipalities. I am proud that our government is doing just that with these historic investments in infrastructure : public transit, social, green, trade and transportation, rural and northern communities.
On September 14, I announced $100 million from the federal government for significant improvements to Winnipeg’s regional road network. Of the 49 sections of road that will be improved, there are several major projects in Saint Boniface – Saint Vital, including:
- $18 million for Fermor (between Lagimodière and Plessis)
- over $15 million for Archibald (between Plinguet and Cottonwood)
- more than $9 million for Dunkirk (between Fermor and St. Vital Rd)
These funds represent only one part of our government’s historic investments in infrastructure which will help municipalities build healthy and vibrant communities.
Winnipeg drivers to enjoy safer more efficient roadways
Funding for improvements to 49 sections of road across the city
Winnipeg, Manitoba—Ensuring regional roads are safe and well-maintained is crucial to economic growth, facilitating trade and creating well-paid middle-class jobs.
Today, Dan Vandal, Member of Parliament for Saint Boniface–Saint Vital, on behalf of the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Jeff Wharton, Minister of Municipal Relations, and His Worship Brian Bowman, Mayor of Winnipeg, announced $315.9 million in federal, provincial and municipal funding for significant improvements to Winnipeg’s regional road network.
The governments of Canada and Manitoba are each contributing up to $100 million for these projects under the New Building Canada Fund–Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component–National and Regional Projects. The City of Winnipeg is providing $115.9 million.
Work involves rebuilding and rehabilitating 49 segments of roadway across the city, including sidewalk repairs and drainage improvements. These enhancements will increase driver and pedestrian safety and improve transportation routes for businesses across the city.
“The Government of Canada recognizes the importance of maintaining safe, efficient and diverse transportation networks that facilitate the movement of people and goods, link communities and keep our businesses competitive. I’m very pleased that federal funding is helping make these important road improvements across Winnipeg possible, which will make getting around the city safer and easier for residents and businesses alike for years to come.”
Dan Vandal, Member of Parliament for Saint Boniface–Saint Vital, on behalf ofthe Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
“We are very pleased we could facilitate this major infrastructure investment to improve the roads Winnipeggers and other Manitobans use every day. These projects are an important step forward in making Winnipeg’s transportation infrastructure more safe and efficient for families and businesses, and to strengthen our communities and neighbourhoods. Strategic federal and provincial investment in municipal infrastructure benefits all Manitobans and will have a significant positive impact on our economy.”
The Honourable Jeff Wharton, Minister of Municipal Relations
“Since 2014, this Council has made record levels of investment to repair our city’s regional and local roads. If approved by Council next week, we will be able to accelerate regional road improvement across our city, resulting in an additional $100 million in federal funding being invested into regional road repairs over the next five years, a top priority for residents across our city. Thank you to our government partners for accepting our request to accelerate road repairs in Winnipeg.”
His Worship Brian Bowman, Mayor of Winnipeg
- Through the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan, the Government of Canada will invest more than $180 billion over 12 years in public transit projects, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, trade and transportation routes, and Canada’s rural and northern communities.
- More than $10.1 billion of this funding will support trade and transportation projects, including $5 billion that will be available for investment through the Canada Infrastructure Bank.