The Manitoba government is making a $12-million dollar investment towards improvements to municipal roads.
Indigenous and Municipal Relations Minister Eileen Clark says the 2017 Municipal Road Improvement Program will help ensure provincial infrastructure can meet the long-term demands of transporting goods and services around the province.
President of the Association Chris Goertzen says the 188 approved projects have one common goal — to positively impact citizens in their respective communities.
Communities such as Dauphin, Neepawa and Altona are on the list to get funding.
Dauphin is receiving $225-thousand, Neepawa $50-thousand, and Altona $100-thousand.
The Municipalities of Alonsa, Grandview, Minitonas-Bowsman, Rossburn and Russell-Binscarth are among 99 other municipalities that will benefit also.
$60-thousand is going to Alonsa, $37-thousand to Grandview, $60-thousand to Minitonas-Bowsman, $30-thousand to Rossburn and $100-thousand to Russell-Binscarth.
The program was set up by the provincial government and the Association of Manitoba Municipalities, and it provides 50/50 cost-shared funding for municipal road projects.
The $12-million is in addition to the $747-million that has been budgeted this year for roads, highways, and bridges.