Manitoba launching cost-sharing municipal bridges and roads program
The program allows for up to 50% cost-shared funding for municipal road and bridge renewal projects.
The Province of Manitoba is now accepting 2017 proposals through a single-window application intake for its Municipal Road and Bridge Program.
The program was developed in partnership with the Association of Manitoba Municipalities (AMM) and includes two program components: the Municipal Road Improvement Program and the Municipal Bridge Program. Municipalities and Northern Affairs communities can submit applications for cost-shared funding for municipal road and bridge projects.
In addition to the $747 million that Manitoba Infrastructure has budgeted for roads, highways, bridges and flood protection outside of Winnipeg for capital, maintenance and preservation of assets, the province is making an additional $14 million available directly to municipalities. The program allows for up to 50% cost-shared funding for municipal road and bridge renewal projects.
This funding will contribute to the renewal of strategic infrastructure in municipalities outside of Winnipeg, as will the Manitoba Water Services Board investments of $18.8 million, which increased by $2 million in Budget 2017.
“This funding is part of a commitment in Budget 2017 to spend $1.7 billion on infrastructure across the province, which is amongst the largest total infrastructure expenditures in Manitoba history,” said Eileen Clarke, provincial Municipal Relations Minister.