Infrastructure: Growing our Economy

The government of Manitoba is making record investments, not only in improving provincial highways but in municipal streets as well. Premier Selinger says that reliable roads are essential to businesses to transport goods, which means jobs for Manitobans.

A record $622 million will be put into provincial highways and bridges, including ongoing repairs resulting from the one-in-300-year flood of 2011. A total of $1.8 billion will be invested in infrastructure including critical flood protection after the third major incident in five years. There will be repairs and improvements to highways throughout Manitoba including significant work on the Trans-Canada Highway.

While municipal areas are not under provincial jurisdiction, the Manitoba government is supporting local governments in the next three years with $21 million (on top of the $42 million already invested) over three years for repairing potholes and improving residential streets in Winnipeg and $21 million for repairing municipal roads outside of the city.

The province will invest a total of $3.5 billion in the next 10 years in municipal infrastructure.