The City of Winnipeg is poised to endorse six road-and-bridge construction projects as candidates for new federal infrastructure funding.
At a special meeting of council’s executive policy committee on Wednesday moprning, Mayor Sam Katz and his EPC colleagues will consider a plan to endorse the following six projects for cash emanating from a new version of Ottawa’s Building Canada Fund:
- The Waverley Street underpass
- Marion Street widening and grade separation, which would involve improvements from Archibald Street to Lagimodiere Boulevard
- A western extension of Chief Peguis Trail from Main Street to Route 90
- The replacement of the Louise Bridge
- A southern extension of the William R. Clement Parkway from Grant Avenue to Wilkes Avenue
- The widening of Kenaston Boulevard and Route 90 from Ness Avenue to Taylor Avenue
In 2011, the city’s Transportation Master Plan pegged the cost of the Chief Peguis extension at $130 million, the Clement Parkway extension at $60 million and the Marion improvements at no less than $70 million.
City budget documents have pegged the cost of a new Louise Bridge at no less than $100 million, but that cost would be greater if they chose a new alignment that would connect Higgins Avenue directly with Nairn Avenue.
The Kenaston widening is estimated to be $265 million. There is no cost estimate available for the Waverley Underpass.
If approved by EPC, the list will move on to city council on Wednesday.