HEADINGLEY, MANITOBA--(Marketwired - Oct. 28, 2016) - Public infrastructure connects people to their communities while supporting job creation and boosting economic development. Investments in local infrastructure help build more inclusive and efficient communities where families can work, learn and play.
The Government of Canada and the Province of Manitoba today announced support for a new pathway at the intersection of Provincial Road 334 (Bridge Road) and the Provincial Trunk Highway No. 1. This connection between the north and the south areas of Headingley across the Highway will provide pedestrians and cyclists with a new, direct link to key amenities in the area. The pathway will create increased opportunities for outdoor recreation for families and give them a safer travel option in the community.
Thanks to the federal Gas Tax Fund, communities can help promote active and healthy outdoor lifestyles, and provide their residents with ways to stay connected to their communities.
"I am proud to be honouring our government's commitment to improving infrastructure by investing in this project in Headingley, which will support the community's plan to offer greater opportunities for active transportation and outdoor recreation."
Doug Eyolfson, Member of Parliament for Charleswood-St. James-Assiniboia-Headingley, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
"Manitoba's new government is ensuring municipalities have a fair say in how infrastructure funds are invested in their communities. We are pleased to support this project which will connect new residential areas with commercial development and amenities that make Headingley a great place to live, build a business and raise a family."
Shannon Martin, Member of the Legislative Assembly for Morris, on behalf of Honourable Eileen Clarke, Minister of Indigenous and Municipal Relations
"Headingley welcomes the support from Canada and Manitoba in the development of this strategic infrastructure that will help improve connectivity in our community. Active transportation is becoming the leading recreational activity in Headingley and this new pathway will provide a connection to our community centre from both sides of PTH No. 1."
John Mauseth, Mayor of Headingley
- The Government of Canada contributed up to $50,000, in part through the Small Communities Transportation Fund administered by Manitoba, out of the annual federal Gas Tax Fund allocation to the Province. The total estimated cost of the project is $110,000.
- Between 2014 and 2019, the Government of Canada is providing over $340 million in funding, including $68,744,285 in 2016, for municipal infrastructure in Manitoba through the federal Gas Tax Fund.
- The federal Gas Tax Fund provides Canadian municipalities with a permanent, predictable and indexed source of long-term funding.
- It offers local communities the flexibility to make strategic investments across 18 different project categories, including roads and bridges, public transit, drinking water and wastewater infrastructure, and recreational facilities.
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