REGINA, Dec. 20, 2018 /CNW/ - Investing in safe efficient roadways is crucial to encouraging economic activity, facilitating trade and creating well-paying jobs.
Today, the Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, on behalf of the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Warren Kaeding, Minister of Government Relations, and His Worship Michael Fougere, Mayor of Regina, announced $28.8 million in joint funding for major improvements to the Winnipeg Street overpass in Regina.
Work involves replacing the existing overpass with a new longer structure to the west, adding two connecting intersections along 9th Avenue North and realigning the diamond interchanges that connect to the north- and south-bound Ring Road.
Once complete, the new overpass will significantly improve connections among the City's major arterial roads, providing more efficient commutes for residents while supporting the growth and development of Regina.
"The new Winnipeg Street Overpass will make it easier for Regina's families to move around the city and for local businesses to serve their customers. The federal government has invested in this important local project to support a high quality of life and a thriving economy in the Regina area for years to come."
The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, on behalf of the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
"The Government of Saskatchewan is proud to be investing $9.6 million toward this Regina road project. The Ministry of Government Relations has committed more than $37 million in direct provincial infrastructure investments for key City of Regina projects in the last two years alone. We understand that investments like this are key in maintaining roads and infrastructure throughout the City of Regina, and we are proud to partner with the Federal Government and the City on this project."
The Honourable Warren Kaeding, Minister of Government Relations
"The realignment and rebuilding of the Winnipeg Street overpass is a top priority for the City of Regina, and I thank the federal and provincial governments for funding this work. This project addresses the need to replace infrastructure that is nearing the end of its life, and is also a common-sense change that creates a safer, more efficient transportation system overall."
His Worship Michael Fougere, Mayor of Regina
- Through the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan, the Government of Canada is investing more than $180 billion over 12 years in public transit projects, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, trade and transportation routes, and Canada's rural and northern communities.
- More than $10.1 billion of this funding is supporting trade and transportation projects, including $5 billion that is available for investment through the Canada Infrastructure Bank.
- The governments of Canada, Saskatchewan and Regina are each contributing up to $9.6 million to this project through the New Building Canada Fund.
Investing in Canada: Canada's Long-Term Infrastructure Plan: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/icp-publication-pic-eng.html
Investing in Canada Plan Project Map: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/map
Federal infrastructure investments in Saskatchewan: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/map-carte/sk-eng.html
SOURCE Infrastructure Canada
For further information: Ann-Clara Vaillancourt, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, 613-697-3778, [email protected]; Dan Palmer, Saskatchewan Ministry of Government Relations, Communications, 306-787-7151, [email protected]; Desirae Bernreuther, Media Relations, City of Regina, 306-777-7486, [email protected]; Media Relations, Infrastructure Canada, 613-960-9251, Toll free: 1-877-250-7154, Email: [email protected]