It has been a busy couple of months in St. Norbert. I have been out on the doorsteps as much as possible this spring to talk with you. This is my fourth go-around of the entire constituency and I am on my 12th pair of runners since being elected.
I always make time for this door-to-door chatting because I love hearing from you about what is happening and about what we need in our beautiful area. The No. 1 issue I have heard by far is the need for better roads and infrastructure.
That’s why I am happy to report that this year, the provincial government is investing in infrastructure more than ever before.
In Winnipeg, we are investing nearly $60 million into safer and smoother roads. On top of that, we’re committing $5 million for the new Build Winnipeg Partnership with the City of Winnipeg, which will support jointly identified new infrastructure projects.
In the last few years, we have upgraded the Jubilee overpass, committed $225 million in funding to complete the second stage of rapid transit and committed $6 million to repair Pembina Highway between University Crescent and Markham Road.
While some roads are being fixed through a partnership with the City, there is another 25,000 kilometres of roads in the Manitoba that the province is responsible for. It’s great to see that St. Norbert is getting its share of the work. Last year the Perimeter Highway overpass was completed.
My constituents raised some concerns with me about needing to resurface Pembina underneath the Perimeter, and I was happy to see that the work was also completed.
I am proud to be a part of a government that is making so many great investments in St. Norbert. If you want to talk more about what our government is doing for our area, call my office at 204-261-1794 or visit my website at DaveGaudreau.ca