The Manitoba government’s ongoing financial commitment towards improving and building 10 bridge projects got one of the provincial ministers thinking.
Indigenous and Municipal Relations Minister Eileen Clarke believes the 1.9 million dollar Municipal Road and Bridge Program could eventually lead to a boom in the population.
Manitoba’s population, according to Statistics Canada’s 2016 Census, is at about 1.3 million.
Projects that are underway is the replacing of Harding South Bridge in the R-M of Wallace-Woodworth, which is based in Virden, and 455-thousand dollars has been provided by the government.
Almost 222-thousand is allocated towards replacing the Road 100-West Bridge in the Municipality of Clanwilliam-Erickson, which is based in Erickson.
And the province is contributing just over 146-thousand dollars for the replacing of Lake Audy Bridge in the Municipality of Harrison Park, which is based in Onanole.
Project costs will be shared 50-50 between Manitoba and local municipalities.