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Province invests $100,000 in West St. Paul’s Rossmore Avenue through Municipal Road Improvement Program

Posted: September 11, 2017

 

Province invests $100,000 in West St. Paul’s Rossmore Avenue through Municipal Road Improvement Program

 Left to right, Couns. Cheryl Christian, Peter Campbell, Mayor Bruce Henley, Minister of Infrastructure Ron Schuler and Coun. Stan Parag at today's announcement.

West St. Paul - Ron Schuler, MLA for St. Paul, announced today at the West St. Paul Municipal Office $100,000 in funding for improvements to Rossmore Avenue.

The funds came through the provincial Municipal Road Improvement Program.

West St. Paul Mayor Bruce Henley thanked Schuler, the Minister of Infrastructure, for the financial commitment to West St. Paul.

"Last week I was travelling the Interlake visiting a number of communities and I can tell you there was one thing I kept hearing over and over, and that was the amount of money that is being invested in roads in the province and that is a great rejuvenation of our infrastructure. We have a great partnership with our provincial counterparts and we thank them for this important funding,” Mayor Henley said.

"The community of West St. Paul is very grateful learning that our Rossmore Avenue renewal grant was approved, and residents will be very pleased that we can now have the entire road paved from McPhillips Street to Main Street. Major projects like this in a small community can only be achieved when local and provincial governments cost share. We are very pleased to have Premier Pallister and the Manitoba Government committed to the project with a $100,000 contribution.”

Minister Schuler said investing in road projects is critical to strong communities and a strong province.

"Our Manitoba government understands that municipalities and local residents depend on investments in important infrastructure projects such as these,” Minister Schuler said.

"Improving our road and transportation infrastructure ensures that goods and services continue to flow efficiently across Manitoba, which helps to grow our communities and the provincial economy.”

The Municipal Road Improvement Program was developed in partnership with the Association of Manitoba Municipalities (AMM) and provides 50/50 cost shared funding for municipal road projects approved under the program. The investments in West St. Paul are part of an investment of $12 million in municipal road improvements across Manitoba.